FICCI mourns demise of Dutt

Dr V L Dutt


FICCI mourns the sad demise of Dr V L Dutt, Past President and Patron. Dr Dutt passed away yesterday in Chennai. Dr Dutt took over the Presidentship of FICCI in 1991-92, at the beginning of the Economic Reforms.

FICCI condoles the untimely passing away of Dr V L Dutt. FICCI will always remember his contribution to the industry and the country, especially as the President of the chamber at a time when the economy was passing through a critical phase. He was instrumental in bridging the gap between the industry and the government. His memory will continue to inspire entrepreneurs in India and abroad as an outstanding entrepreneur and a corporate statesman,” said Dr Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI.

Dr Dutt was Chairman of India Vietnam Joint Business Council of FICCI. A graduate from Business Institute of Management, London, Dr. Dutt was the Chairman of The K.C.P. Group of companies, engaged primarily in Cement, Sugar, Heavy Machinery etc.

He was also the past President of All India Organisation of Employers (AIOE), ICC India, Indian Sugar Mills Association, Cement Manufacturers Association and Andhra Chamber of Commerce, Chennai and a past Vice Chairman of ICC’s Commission on International Trade and Investment Policy, Paris, France.

In appreciation of his outstanding contribution in the area of Rural Development, Medical Care, Education and Industry, he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the Nagarjuna University. Dr V L Dutt was also the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Chennai.