FDC Name:Henning Holk-Larsen
Issue Date:12th JUNE 2008
- A commemorative postage stamp in honor of the co-founder of the Larsen & Toubro, Henning Holck-Larsen was issued on June 12, 2008 by India Post.
- Henning Holck-Larsen was from Denmark who co-founded the Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T). Henning Holck-Larsen was educated at the University of Copenhagen. He came to India in 1937. In 1938, he set up Larsen & Toubro in partnership with his former schoolmate Søren Kristian Toubro.
- L&T went on to become one of the most successful Indian companies. After retirement, he served as the chairman emeritus of the company. He used to call India his "adopted homeland" and divided his time between Denmark and India. He was honored with Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding (1976), Knighthood from Queen Margarethe II of Denmark (1977), Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial Peace (1980), Chemtech Foundation's Chemical Industry Stalwart Award (2000), Bombay Management Association's Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), Citation from the Indo-European Union Business Summit for promoting business beyond boundaries (2002), and Padma Bhushan (2002) for contribution to Indian industry.
- He passed away in 2003 at Mumbai after a brief illness.
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