Born to a lower middle-class family in the year 1937 in then undivided Punjab, Late Shri Qimat Rai Gupta’s upbringing was shaped by Indian quintessence and the teachings of the Bhagwad Gita.
His career in business began in 1958 with the setting up of a quaint little electrical goods shop at the electrical market of Bhagirath Palace in Delhi. He invested capital into creating world-class manufacturing plants around India. The purchase of a small electrical good company in 1971 saw a turn of events that led to its creation, pioneering various trends in the FMCG industry. He also helped the Indian electrical goods manufacturing achieve global standards. Today, with a workforce of 6,500 employees and 20,000+ trade partners, with operations spanning across 50 different countries, Havells as a company now stands at a net worth of USD 1.4 billion.
His partnership with a 20,000 strong network of dealers, distributors, and retailers has propelled Havells’ profits while also benefiting its stakeholders. Each person’s association with him brought benefit to their lives.
Company Social Responsibility was never left in the dark with QRG. Havells’ investment in staff and transport infrastructure has improved their workers’ standard of living by manifolds while their setting up and maintaining of a central kitchen has fed nutritious, wholesome and hygienic mid-day meals to over 50,000 school going children each day, covering 666 government schools in the Alwar district of Rajasthan.