B.M. Munjal Biography

Brij Mohan Lall Munjal, founder of the world-famous Hero Group was born in 1924, at Kamalia in Pakistan. In 1944, at the age of 20, he went to Amritsar along with his brothers to earn a living. His two elder brothers Dayanand and Satyanand and younger brother Om Prakash were struggling to establish their business.

Their journey began as the motor component supplier to the local market. In 1947, at the time of partition, like many others, they were forced to shift to Ludhiana which during those times was already a vital center for Indian motor cycle business. Soon they started expanding their business within the country as a motor-parts distributor.

From 1952 onwards, the Munjal brothers decided to be a full-time manufacturers, moving over from being mere distributors. Henceforth, they started making motor-parts like, handlebars, front forks, and chains of their own and founded the Hero Group.

In 1984 Japan’s largest Motorcycle manufacturers Honda, teamed up with the Hero Group. Today HERO-HONDA is the largest motorcycle manufacturer of the world.

B.M.Munjal, the Chairman of Hero Group is a first generation entrepreneur who started with nothing, and today his company is a leading name in the automobile industry. He won the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the year award in 2001.

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