Author of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Faqir Chand Kohli, otherwise called the Father of the Indian IT industry, died on Thursday at 96 years old. Other than being the originator, Kohli was likewise the primary CEO of TCS. He additionally filled in as the appointee head supervisor of Tata Power Company and was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of College of Engineering, Pune.
A veteran of the Tata Group, he was the organizer and first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Kohli had filled in as head of the leading group of Tata Sons Ltd, Tata Industries Ltd, Tata Unisys Ltd, Tata Electric Company, Tata Honeywell Limited, Bradma of India Limited, Airline Financial Support Services India Private Ltd, Tata Technologies Limited Singapore, Investor Services of India Ltd, Triveni Engineering Works, Abacus Distribution Systems and Airline Software Development Consultancy India Private Limited. He was additionally the director of Tata Elxsi India Ltd and WTI Advanced Technology Ltd.
Legacy Of F.C. Kohli
Kohli was among the top managerial staff of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) from 1973–74 and was the director of the Indian Council. He was the previous leader of the Computer Society of India and was the administrator of the Southeast Asia Regional Computer Conference held in Singapore in 1976 and director of the zenith panel of the Southeast Asia Regional Computer Conference held at New Delhi in 1988.
He was likewise leader of the Management Consultants Association of India for the year 1975–76. From 1975–77, he was the director of the Institutions of Electrical Engineers Bombay. In 1989, he has delegated a counselor to the Southeast Asia Regional Computer Confederation. He was the leader of NASSCOM from 1995–96.
The Prime Minister of India paid tribute to the legend of IT Sector on micro-blogging site Twitter. He tweeted, “Shri FC Kohli Ji will be remembered for his pioneering contributions to the world of IT. He was at the forefront of institutionalizing a culture of innovation and excellence in the tech industry. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and many admirers.”
During a recent interview, Kohli revealed that he remained active in the field of technology until 94 years of age. “Even after I retired I was quite active until I turned 94. After that my needs started to change and became very different in that if there was a conference I shared what I thought about technology. The main thing is that technology is never static, it is always moving forward,” he said.
“I worked on an adult literacy program in or two languages to teach adults who have never been educated and that was taken as a program in other countries such as Africa and it was reported that it did help build literacy. That’s perhaps the biggest contribution to my own country and government in helping increase literacy. It allows people to read starting small and basically for those who have never ever read and any options and designed especially for them,” he added.