Sadhan C. Dutt
Calcutta, Jan. 2: Sadhan C. Dutt, founder chairman of Development Consultants Kuljian Group of Companies, passed away today after a brief illness.
He was 86 and is survived by his wife Bharati Dutt and daughter Shanta Ghosh.
Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visited Dutts residence in south Calcutta to pay his last respects.
An engineer by training, Dutt is credited with pioneering engineering services in India.
The DC-Kuljian Group has presence in IT & ITeS sectors, real estate, manufacturing of ash handling systems, pharmaceuticals and the healthcare industry.
Dutt joined the Kuljian Corporation of Philadelphia as manager for India in 1950.
Later he launched Kuljian Corporation (India), the first private sector consulting firm in the country.
In 1970, Development Consultants emerged, inheriting the goodwill, expertise, experience and personnel of the parent company.
As head of the DC-Kuljian Group of companies, Dutt had been engaged in developing indigenous consulting capabilities in the field of engineering and technology.
Dutt built an expert team of over 1,000 professionals who had executed over 1,500 high-tech projects in India and 40 other countries.
Born in May 29, 1921, he did his mechanical & electrical engineering from Benaras Hindu University.
He was also chairman of DC Industrial Plant Services, DC Properties, Data-Core (India), KonTest Chemicals, The Kuljian Corporation (India) and Kuljian Corporation, USA, among others.