Mangalore, Oct 10, 2012: The final rites of late Ganapathi Pai, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharath Group, were held in the premises of Bharath Group near C V Nayak Hall on October 11, Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Congress Leader B. Janardhana Poojary, Naveen D’Souza, MLC Monappa Bhandary, BJP leader Srikar Prabhu and friends, relatives, staff members of Bharath Group paid their final respects to the deceased.
Sri Ganapathi Pai passed away at 11:00 p.m. on October 10, Monday at his residence in Mangalore, at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters. He was suffering from respiratory disorders for a long time.
Bharath Beedi Works Pvt. Ltd is the manufactures of famous 30 Brand Beedies and under his leadership the company emerged as one of the global leader in beedi business. He is credited to have brought gigantic growth to the company. He epitomized the spirit ’dare to dream and learn to excel’. Bharath Beedi Works Pvt. Ltd is a living testimony to his indomitable will, single-minded dedication and an unrelenting commitment to his goals. Today Bharat Group employs more than 50,000 people and generates revenue of Rs. 400 crore. Although his father Manjunath Pai established the business with the No. 30 bidi brand, it was Ganapathi Pai who took it to great heights. As he was the eldest son, he joined his father’s business in 1954.
Bharat Group includes Bharath Beedie Works Pvt. Ltd., Bharath Exports, Bharath Builders, Bharath Printers and Alaknanda Printers, Bharath Auto Cars, Bharath Mall, and Bookmark. It also runs two educational institutions and a cultural centre in Karkala.