18th February 1931 Swaraj Paul Born In Jalandhar Punjab India

Swaraj Paul – Lord Paul

Swaraj Paul, Baron Paul of Marylebone (born 1931) is an Indian-born, British-based business magnate and philanthropist. In 1996, he became a life peer (i.e. a member of the House of Lords), taking the title Baron Paul of Marylebone in the City of Westminster. In December 2008, he was appointed deputy speaker of House of Lords in UK, the first person of Indian origin to hold the post.

Early life – Swaraj Paul – Lord Paul

Swaraj Paul was born in Jalandhar, Punjab (India) in 1931. His father ran a small foundry, making steel buckets and farming equipment. Swaraj Paul was educated at the Punjab University and later obtained a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US.

Business – Swaraj Paul – Lord Paul

On his return to India, Swaraj joined the Apeejay Group, which his father had founded. He took over the operations of Apeejay Overseas and relocated permanently to London in 1966. After the Apeejay family partition, he renamed the company Caparo. From acquiring one steel unit, he went on to acquire more and founded the Caparo Group in 1978, which developed into one of the leading producers of welded steel tube and spiral welded pipe in the United Kingdom. He stepped down from the management of the Caparo group in 1996, handing over to his three sons.

Awards and honours – Swaraj Paul – Lord Paul

Lord Paul has received various awards and honours. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by Indira Gandhi in 1983 and the Bharat Gaurav award by the Indian Merchant’s Chamber. He holds the pro-chancellorship of Thames Valley University (1998) and its governorship (1992-97), and the chancellorship of the University of Wolverhampton and the University of Westminster. He is a member of the Foreign Policy Centre Advisory Council and MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Visiting Committee. He is the chairman of the Olympic Delivery Committee with the key task of initiating measures to acquire land and provide infra-structure for the London Olympics 2012. He recently contested for the chairmanship of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and lost to an Indonesian minister. His agenda was to reduce the gap between the west and the east.

Lord Paul is also an honorary patron of the Zoological Society of London and has funded major projects at the Regent’s Park site.

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Swaraj Paul – Lord Paul – timesonline.co.uk

Indian-born Paul, 78, has seen his wealth drop 67% in the past year. He founded the Caparo car components-to-metals group, which shed 500 jobs last year. It expects sales in 2008 of about £850m, with profits of about £40m. Paul’s three sons run the family operations while their father concentrates on politics in the House of Lords. Caparo is worth about £400m on its 2008 figures. We add £100m for Indian assets including hotels and restaurants.

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Lord Paul of Marylebone – Chairman and Founder – Swaraj Paul

MSc in Mechanical Engineering – Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Awarded the Padma Bhushan (Indian equivalent to British Peerage) by the Government of India in 1983. Elevated to the British Peerage in 1996.

Lord Paul’s roots go back to the little Punjab town of Jalandhar in India where, in 1910, his father started by making steel buckets, tubs, trunks and agricultural implements, and had a small foundry at the back of the family home. From this modest undertaking Apeejay Surrendra Group has grown into one of India’s largest family owned industrial groups in a wide range of industries : steel, engineering, pharmaceuticals, hotels, shipping and tea.

Lord Paul and his brothers grew up surrounded by their father’s small business and succeeded him in its diversification and expansion. From his father, Lord Paul and his brothers learnt three important business lessons: integrity, hard work and the value of close family ties.

Though the business prospered, the family continued to live frugally, following the Hindu prescription “simple living and high thinking”. Anecdotes recall that when Lord Paul’s mother was asked why she wore no jewels, she would proudly declare: “my sons are my jewels.” This ethic of close family ties continued and Lord Paul attributes much of his business success to the moral and emotional support he received from his three brothers – Stya, Jit and Surrendra, and the happy home life created by his wife, Aruna.

Lord Paul came to Britain in 1966 for medical treatment for his daughter, Ambika. He remained in England after her tragic death in 1968 and sees all he has created in Caparo Group as a dedication to her memory. In 1994 Lord Paul took the opportunity to commemorate the rebuilding of London’s Children’s Zoo in her name. Whilst receiving treatment in London, the Zoo became Ambika’s favourite destination.

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indobase.com – Swaraj Paul – Lord Paul

Why Is He Famous?
Lord Swaraj Paul is a Britain based business magnate a philanthropist. He was born in 1931 in Jalandhar, India. Swaraj Paul founded the multinational company Caparo- the UK-based steel and engineering group. Swaraj Paul went to Britain in 1966 and started his business in 1968. From acquiring one steel unit, he went on to acquire more units and founded the Caparo group in the year 1978. Swaraj Paul’s company developed into one of the leading producers of welded steel tube and spiral welded pipe in the UK. He was knighted by the British Queen in the year 1978 and became the Lord Paul of Marylebone and a member of the House of Lords.

Lord Paul has received various awards. He has written the biography of Indira Gandhi and was awarded the Padma Bhushan by her in 1983. He was also bestowed with many prestigious honors including the Pro-Chancellorship of the Thames University (1998) and its Governorship (1992-97), Chancellorship of Wolver Hampton University and the Bharat Gaurav award by the Indian Merchant’s Chamber. He is a member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Foreign Policy Centre Advisory Council and MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Visiting Committee.

Background

Swaraj Paul was born in Lalandhar in 1931. His father ran a small foundry, making steel buckets and farming equipments. Swaraj Paul was educated at the Punjab University and later obtained a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. On his return to India, Swaraj joined the Appeejay Surendra Group, which his father had founded. It was a twist of fate that he had to visit London to get his daughter cured of Leukemia. But this trip made him to stay in London for ever. Lord Swaraj Paul stepped down from the management of the Caparo group in 1996, handing over his empire to his three sons.

Despite being one of the richest persons in the U.K, Lord Paul practices a very simple life. In his memoirs, Beyond Boundaries, Lord Paul reflects the main events of his life. It contains the details of his business career, including his run-in with DCM and Escorts and his association with the famous and the mighty- including Indira Gandhi, Sanjay and Rajiv. Beyond Boundaries is a window into the making of one of the most outstanding success stories of modern times.

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Lord Paul hails outcome of LS polls as ‘vote for stability’

Press Trust of India / London May 16, 2009, 17:36 IST – business-standard.com

The outcome of the Lok Sabha polls was today hailed as a “vote for stability” by leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul.

Reacting to the UPA’s win, the Labour peer said the numbers showed that the people of India wanted a stable and secular government.

“It is a vote for stability, for reforms and secularism. I congratulate Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for this success,” he said.

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Lord Paul hails outcome of LS polls as ‘vote for stability’

LONDON: The outcome of the Lok Sabha polls was on Saturday hailed as a “vote for stability” by leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul.

Reacting to the UPA’s win, the Labour peer said the numbers showed that the people of India wanted a stable and secular government.

“It is a vote for stability, for reforms and secularism. I congratulate the Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh for this success,” he said. – PTI

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Lord Paul to be a key player in UK poll: Times – Swaraj Paul

Agencies
Posted online: Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 1455 hours IST
Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 1507 hours IST

London, August 25: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul is set to be a key player in influencing who will win the next general elections in the UK, a leading daily said on Saturday.

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“Today Lord Paul is named in the Sunday Times rich list as the 36th wealthiest man in Britain, has spent more than a decade in the House of Lords, is a close friend of Brown and his wife, and is set to be a key player in influencing who will win the next election,” The Times stated.

Last month, at a private party held at London Zoo to honour Ambika, Lord Paul’s daughter who died of leukaemia at the age of four, he told Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah that he was dedicating a new bridge in the zoo’s African bird park to the memory of their late daughter, Jennifer.

“Then, last week, the 76-year-old peer suddenly declared that he would pay ‘as much as I can afford’ to enable the cash-strapped Labour Party to win the next election, fuelling talk of a snap autumn poll.”

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Lord Paul hosts wedding party to outdo Versailles spectacular – Swaraj Paul

By Amit Roy – telegraph.co.uk
Last Updated: 11:41PM GMT 18 Mar 2005

Lord Paul, the Indian-born Labour peer and chairman of the Caparo steel company, has invited a who’s who of the British political establishment to a party at Lancaster House on Monday to celebrate the wedding of his youngest son, Angad, to Michelle Bonn, a media lawyer.

A £30 million wedding given by Lakshmi Mittal, another Indian-born steel tycoon, for his daughter, Vanisha, in Versailles, was one of the major social events of 2004 and Lord Paul’s reception is expected to be equally lavish.

Invitation cards bearing the Paul crest, with its motto of “Truth, Freedom and Compassion”, have been sent to 1,600 “friends”.

Mittal, 55, an Indian passport holder, still remains plain “Mr Mittal”, seeking whatever consolation he can from being named the third richest man on the planet (behind Bill Gates and William Busset) with assets of $25 billion.

But for all his wealth, power and connections would he have been able to get Lancaster House for a wedding reception?

At his Caparo HQ in Baker Street, Lord Paul, 74, flicks through a colour brochure showing Lancaster House in all its glory.

It pleases him that when Queen Victoria dropped in to have dinner with the Duchess of Sutherland, Her Majesty remarked: “I have come from my house [Buckingham Palace] to your palace.”

Lord Paul says, in an exclusive interview: “I wanted an unusual place. It is not often Lancaster House is given to anybody, rather it is not given to anybody. It is a government hospitality place, for government banquets. They were kind enough to let me have it.” Since Swraj Paul arrived from India in 1966 and certainly since he became Lord Paul of Marylebone in 1996, he has made a lot of friends. Cabinet ministers left off his guest list are likely to feel aggrieved.

“There are people from the Lords, MPs, opposition, business,” he says.

And, oh, yes, “there will be a substantial number of people from the government,” he adds. In the past, Cherie Blair has attended Lord Paul’s functions, and so have “Gordon and Sarah” [Mr and Mrs Gordon Brown].

Also when “Robin” [Cook] was Foreign Secretary, he worked closely with Lord Paul who has just stepped down as the chairman of the Indo-British Round Table, an organisation which promotes high level contacts between London and Delhi.

Lord Paul will give his welcoming address at the reception, celebrating his 37-year-old son’s wedding, the success of his company and the general good health of Indo-British relations.

What will not be on the menu on Monday is chicken tikka masala. In fact, there will be no curry.

Lord Paul, who has been a vegetarian all his life, has recruited Anton Mossiman to oversee the food. The party also celebrates the birthday of his wife, Aruna.

The Pauls will also be presenting their children and their children’s children to Britain’s ruling establishment. Lord Paul’s sons, twins Ambar and Akash, 47, and Angad – all went to Harrow – are already established at Caparo, which employs 4,500 people, 60 per cent of them in Britain – “we are a very British company”.

Also present will be his daughters-in-law, his daughter, Anjali, 45, her husband, and the Pauls’ six grandchildren. “This is not a Swraj Paul show,” insists Lord Paul. “It’s really Swraj Paul saying that the next generation is kicking.”

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प्रवासी उद्योगपति लार्ड स्वराज पॉल ने ब्रिटेन में भ्रष्टाचार की बढ़ती सामाजिक बीमारी के बीच यहां के वित्तीय संस्थानों की स्थिति पर चिंता जाहिर की है जिन्हें कभी ईमानदारी से काम करने के लिहाज से विश्व की अग्रणी संस्थाएं माना जाता था। कपारो समूह के संस्थापक चेयरमैन पॉल ने कल कहा कि अब इन्हें (ब्रिटेन की वित्तीय संस्थानों को)  छल-कपट के में अव्वल माना जाता है।

वे सब अभी भी अपने भारी-भरकम वेतन और बोनस के लिए शोर मचा रहे हैं। लेकिन वित्तीय दुनिया में से किसी एक भी व्यक्ति ने भी उठ कर उन लाखों लोगों से माफी नहीं मांगी है जो छह साल पहले पैदा बैंकिंग संकट से बुरी तरह प्रभावित हुए। वेस्टमिंस्टर विश्वविद्यालय में चांसलर के अपने संबोधन में पॉल ने कहा मेरे ख्याल से ब्रिटेन आज जिस सबसे बड़ी चुनौती का सामना कर रहा है वह है भ्रष्टाचार का सामाजिक रोग जो संभवत: पिछले कई दशक से इस देश को जकड़े हुए है।

अब जा कर इसका पर्दाफाश हो रहा है। जब यह पूरा बाहर आएगा- जैसा कि मुझे उम्मीद है, तो मेरा मानना है कि इससे ब्रिटेन के समाज में भूचाल आएगा। पॉल वेस्टमिंस्टर और वूल्वरहैंप्टन विश्वविद्यालय के चांसलर हैं। उन्होंने कहा आलसी और मैली कुचैली प्रबंधन व्यवस्था ने उन संस्थानों पर बेहद लंबे समय तक बेजा और नुकसानदेह असर डाला जिनसे उम्मीद की जाती है कि वे हमारी रक्षा करेंगे।

ऐसे संस्थान जिनसे उम्मीद की जाती है वे इस बात की ताईद करेंगे कि सबके साथ समान और उचित व्यवहार हो। कई ऐसी मिसालें हैं जिनमें समाज के पहरुए लुटेरे बन जाते हैं या लुटेरों को खुली छूट दे दी। पॉल ने इस बेलाग संबोधन में कहा कि वित्तीय संस्थानों के गोरखधंधे या देश में उच्च स्तरों पर बाल यौन शोषण के धंधे में सक्रिय गिरोहों जैसी गतिविधियों से ब्रिटेन के समाज और सरकार का अध:पतन हुआ है।

पॉल ने बित्तीय क्षेत्र की गड़बडियों पर बैंक आफ इंग्लैंड के गवर्नर के पिछले सप्ताह उस वक्तव्य का उद्धरित किया जिसमें उन्होंने कहा था कि अब यह तर्क देना उचित नहीं होगा कि समस्या टोकरे के रखे एक दो सड़े सेब की वजह से है,  यहां तो समस्या उन टोकरों की है जिनमें वे रखे गए हैं।

Lord Swaraj Paul Honoured With 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

LONDON:  Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has been honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by a UK-based business association for his outstanding contribution to the industry, education and philanthropy.

Lord Paul’s daughter Anjali received the award at the Black Country Asian Business Association’s annual awards dinner last night at Wednesbury in West Midlands as he was on a business trip to the US.

In his acceptance speech read out by Anjli, Lord Paul, founder Chairman of the Caparo Group, recalled his ties to the Black Country when Caparo first began operations in the West Midlands under the banner of a small company called L K Industrial.

“We changed the name to Caparo Industries and began to acquire more West Midlands manufacturing sites. Caparo now produces a range of steel based industrial and engineering products on 23 sites in the area.”

He noted that since 1999 he has had the honour of being Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton which last year celebrated 21 years of University status.

“The University began life 190 years ago as the Wolverhampton Mechanics’ Institute and laid the foundations of the University’s mission and values today – which is to provide the opportunity for quality education to all who want to study with us.”

Philanthropist and Labour politician, Lord Paul is also the chancellor of the University of Westminster.

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1983.

“I believe we can truly say that the University of Wolverhampton is the University of Opportunity. With over 22,000 students from 150 countries, the University is one of the largest higher education providers in Britain and makes a significant contribution to the academic and economic life of the Black Country and surrounding regions,” Lord Paul said.

He noted that he has always been keen to link industry to learning and The Caparo Innovation Centre makes that connection. It was established at the beginning of 2003 in collaboration with the University of Wolverhampton.

Based in the creative environment of the university’s science park, the Centre is staffed by a team of product and business development professional covering the critical range of engineering marketing, design and business skills.

“It is an imaginative approach to turn product ideas into business realities,” he added.

Story First Published: June 14, 2014 12:59 IST

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