Hemant Kumar, FISME’s founder member and President of IIA passes away
New Delhi, June 12 (KNN) Shri Hemant Kumar, a reputed entrepreneur and leader of the MSMEs in Northern India, has passed away.
A visionary for the MSMEs, Shri Kumar was founder President of two leading MSME bodies, FISME & IIA.
The sudden demise of Hemant Kumar has extinguished a shining light in the SME association space in Northern India.
A freedom fighter, he also emerged as a successful entrepreneur when he established the Meerut based Sai Electricals in 1984.
Hemant Kumar, was also a pioneer in bringing scattered small entrepreneurs together and building some formidable SME institutions in Northern India.
As a true leader he was deeply associated with a number of leading Industry Associations.
He was all India President of National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (NAYE) and later became founder member of Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME).
Subsequently he established the Indian Industries Association (I.I.A) the apex body of MSMEs in U.P and was its founder President.
He also remained an active office bearer of Indian Transformer Manufacturers Association, holding posts of Secretary, Vice President and Sr. Vice President.
He has been also founder President of U.P. Transformer Industries Forum (U.P.T.I.F).
During the recent years, as a true Karmayogi he got himself dissociated from day to day running the business and became active in improving the socio-economic conditions of Meerut.
He founded the Meerut Industrial Development forum (MIDFO), a prominent NGO working for improving the lot of underprivileged segments in Meerut based industrial clusters like Scissors.
With his demise the MSMEs of North India lost a true leader, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. (KNN Bureau)