16 September 2016
Krishna Kumar Birla 13.3.2009
Krishna Kumar Birla (12 October 1918 As per rajya sabha website – 30 August 2008) was an Indian industrialist of the Birla family. Born at Pilani in the northwestern Indian state Rajasthan on Oct. 12, 1918, He was the eldest of the two sons of Maha Devi and Ghanshyam Das Birla, who was a staunch follower of Mohandas Gandhi and a financier of his Congress Party. His birth coinciding with an epochal event: the signing of the armistice that signalled the end of the First World War. He chose to celebrate his birthday on October 12: he had born on Gopashtami and the family tended to follow the lunar calendar, which meant that the date always bounced around on the western calendar.