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Shri CK Somany has passed away

With heavy sorrow - this is to share with you friends that Shri C.K.Somany ,the Champion, Doyen and Father-figure of Indian Glass Industry and Chairman of H.N.G.Group of Companies is no more with us. He left for his heavenly abode this morning  at 11.40 AM in Kolkata after prolonged illness.

He was 84.

May his soul rest in Peace .

Shri Chandra Kumar Somany

Shri Chandra Kumar Somany, Chairman of the HNGIL.
A renowned technocrat having in-depth experience in glass technology, Shri Somany has been the driving force behind the Company’s performance over the years. At HNG, he played a key role in forming and proving policy guidelines for the management and administration of the Company. He held F.B.I.M (London) degree and a degree in Glass Plant Instrumentation from Honeywell Brown, Minneapolis, U.S.A. He had held reputed positions in his long and illustrious association with the Indian glass industry, such as the President of the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Association, Bengal Glass Manufacturers’ Association and several other commercial and non-commercial organizations.

He has also served as the Chairman of the Development Panel for Glass Industry formed by the Government of India, Ministry of Industry during 1995-1997. Shri Somany is associated with various charitable and philanthropic organizations and also oversees the human initiatives at HNG. He was inducted into the Board in 1970 and subsequently took over as Executive Director of the Company and thereafter as Managing Director, a post held by him up to September 2000.

17.05.2017, Hindusthan National Glass

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