January 19, 2022

Tcs Founder Fc Kohli Passes Away At 96 – FC Kohli, founder of TCS, dies at the age of 96


News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:10 PM IST

TCS founder FC Kohli passed away
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TCS founder FC Kohli died on Thursday. Kohli, awarded the Padma Bhushan, breathed his last at the age of 96. Born on 19 March 124, Kohli is also known as the father of the Indian IT industry. Called the father of the software industry, FC Kohli led India’s technology revolution and as the first CEO of TCS helped the country build a $ 100 billion IT industry.

FC Kohli studied BA and B.Sc from Government College Lahore (under Punjab University). He then received an Electrical Engineering BSc Honors degree from Queen’s University in Canada in 1948. After this, Kohli also did his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950.

Kohli returned home in 1951 after finishing his studies abroad. In 1951 Kohli joined Tata Electric companies and helped to install load dispatching systems to manage the system operation. In 1969, Kohli became the general manager of TCS. Subsequently, he became a director of the company in the year 1970 and was later appointed as the first CEO of TCS.

Known as a brilliant technocrat, Kohli was actively involved in the decision to bring IBM to India as part of Tata-IBM in 1991. It was part of a joint venture for hardware manufacturing in India. At the same time, in 1994, he took over as the deputy chairman of the company. He then retired in 1999 at the age of 75.

TCS founder FC Kohli died on Thursday. Kohli, awarded the Padma Bhushan, breathed his last at the age of 96. Born on 19 March 124, Kohli is also known as the father of the Indian IT industry. Called the father of the software industry, FC Kohli led India’s technology revolution and as the first CEO of TCS helped the country build a $ 100 billion IT industry.

FC Kohli studied BA and B.Sc from Government College Lahore (under Punjab University). He then received an Electrical Engineering BSc Honors degree from Queen’s University in Canada in 1948. After this, Kohli also did his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950.

Kohli returned home in 1951 after finishing his studies abroad. In 1951 Kohli joined Tata Electric companies and helped to install load dispatching systems to manage the system operation. In 1969, Kohli became the general manager of TCS. Subsequently, he became a director of the company in the year 1970 and was later appointed as the first CEO of TCS.

Known as a brilliant technocrat, Kohli was actively involved in the decision to bring IBM to India as part of Tata-IBM in 1991. It was part of a joint venture for hardware manufacturing in India. At the same time, in 1994, he took over as the deputy chairman of the company. He then retired in 1999 at the age of 75.


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