Baba Kalyani

About Baba Kalyani

Birth Day: January 07, 1949
Birth Place: Pune, India, India
Residence: Pune
Alma mater: RMS Belgavi BITS Pilani MIT
Occupation: Chairman of Kalyani Group
Awards: Padma Bhushan (2008) Order of the Polar Star Bundesverdienstkreuz (2012)

Baba Kalyani

Baba Kalyani was born on January 07, 1949 in Pune, India, India. MIT engineer Baba Kalyani's Bharat Forge, which his son Amit helps him run, was founded by his father in 1966. Bharat Forge, best known for making auto parts, also manufactures components for sectors such as aerospace and oil and gas. Kalyani has a collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries to make air defense systems. Kalyani has teamed up with Tata Motors and General Dynamics to bid on a $7.5 billion project to build infantry combat vehicles for the Indian army.
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Occupation Construction & Engineering
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 07, 1949 (Pune, India, India)
Birthday January 07
Town/City Pune, India, India
Nationality India

🌙 Zodiac

Baba Kalyani’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Baba Kalyani was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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We want to use the ability of our people to do the same level of work as a guy sitting in Michigan or Dusseldorf.



Babasaheb Kalyani was born in a Lingayat family on 7 January 1949 to Sulochana and Neelakanth Kalyani, a Pune-based technocrat and maker of auto components. He completed his high school from Rashtriya Military School Belgaum/Belgavi, formerly King George Royal Indian Military College. He attended BITS Pilani, from where he earned a BE(Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering in 1970, and later Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned an MS degree.


Baba Kalyani joined Bharat Forge in 1972 when the company's annual turnover was about US $1.3 million; it was then a global company with 11 Manufacturing facilities spread across India, USA, Germany, Sweden, and China.


He is the Founder Chairman of Pratham Pune Education Foundation, an NGO that is engaged in providing primary education to children belonging to under-privileged sections of the local community. Since its inception in 2000, Pratham Pune has made a difference in the lives of over 100,000 children in Pune society. Kalyani is also providing free technical and vocational training to rural youth at a government Industrial Training Institute [ITI] Taluka in Pune district that is being run as a Public-Private partnership, a model being replicated in other parts of the country. Kalyani also supports various other NGOs and charitable institutes engaged in education and assisting the disadvantaged and needy.


Kalyani pioneered the export of automobile components from India to China in 2002. Bharat Forge was the country's largest exporter of Automotive components for eight consecutive years, with exports contributing almost 50% to total sales. Every second heavy truck manufactured in USA runs on a "Made by Bharat Forge, India" front axle beam. Bharat Forge’s global customer base comprises 38 automobile manufacturers besides several tier suppliers to the industry.


Kalyani received the Indian government's Padma Bhushan award for contributions to Trade and Industry, and was made Commander First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star by the Swedish government in recognition of his contribution in furthering trade and Business cooperation between Sweden and India. Other awards include Global Economy Prize 2009 for Business by Kiel Institute, German Businessman of the Year-2006 by Business India Magazine, Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 for Manufacturing by Ernst & Young, and CEO of the Year 2004 by the Business Standard group.


On February 19, 2015, The Kalyani Group has announced a joint venture with Rafael Advanced Defence System of Israel. This joint venture company will be based in India.


To contribute to a clean and emission-free environment, Kalyani set up Kenersys Limited to manufacture various energy-efficient wind turbines for domestic and international markets. The company also has its own wind turbines in Maharashtra which generate "green energy" for the group’s Manufacturing operations. He is also engaged in developing solar Energy equipment for the non-conventional Energy sector. In a joint venture with KPIT Cummins, Bharat Forge is developing a Hybrid solution that would contribute in the country being able to meet its vehicular emission targets.

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