JK group Chairman Gaur Hari Singhania died on 4 February 2015 following a heart attack in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was 80.
He was the president of JK Organisation and a promoter director of JK Cement Ltd since its inception in 1994.
A sports lover, he was also the chief patron of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association’s (UPCA), he opened Sir Padampat Singhania Bridge Academy to promote bridge as a sports.
In the field of education, he contributed to various universities and had opened a university at Udaipur, Rajasthan.
He also served as chairman of Merchants of Uttar Pradesh, the Employers Association of Northern India. Apart from that he was the founder chairman of UP Stock Exchange and founder patron of Associated Chamber of Commerce.
Besides, he served as Director in various corporations, such as in Pradeshiya Industrial Investment Corporation of Uttar Pradesh, UP State Industrial Development Corporation and Uttar Pradesh State Sugar Corporation.