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Gulshan Lal Tandon

Gulshan Lal Tandon
Died(2012-08-02)2 August 2012
OccupationChairman, Coal India Limited
Years active1950-2012
AwardsPadma Bhushan (1986)

Gulshan Lal Tandon was a pioneer in the Indian Mining Industry, the former Chairman of Coal India Limited who played a major role in establishment of Coal India. [1][2][3] Mr. Tandon received Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, in 1986 for his services to Indian mining industry.[4] He died on 2 August 2012.[5]


Gulshan Lal Tandon received his B Tech degree in Mining from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad in 1951. He served as the Chairman of Neyveli Lignite Corporation and Coal India Ltd. Mr. Tandon was convenor of Ministry of Industry for evaluation of PSUs in Mineral and Power Sector. He has been director of several companies like Sharda Motor Industries Ltd, Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys ltd, VBC Industries Ltd and Tanishq Consultancy among others.[6]


  • Padma Bhushan - 1986,
  • Sir Jahangir Gandhy Gold Medal from Tata's XLRI,
  • Best Manager & Best Managed Company from FICCI and AIEO,
  • Bheeshma Pitamah & Field Marshal in Mining by I B C & KIOCL Association,
  • Udyog Ratan from Institute of Economic Studies in 1984,
  • NMDC Gold Medal,
  • Best Management & Profitable Company from National Productivity Council,
  • All prestigious Awards of MGMI,
  • Engineering Personality of the Country - 1994.[6]


  1. ^ ISM Alumni website Archived 6 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Pandey, Devesh (12 November 2012). "Padma Bhushan awardee cheated of life's savings". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Stockbroker arrested for Rs.5 crore fraud on former CIl chief". India Today. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Padma Bhushan Awardees". Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  5. ^ "President's Note". Coal Prepration Society of India. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Vbc Industries Ltd (VBCI:Mumbai)". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 13 October 2014.