Rahul Bajaj - a tribute

By Team Marcomm Feb 12, 2022

ISB has lost a great supporter in Rahul Bajaj.  He was a founding member of the ISB Executive Board till he stepped down in August 2018.

Chairman of the ISB Executive Board, Harish Manwani said, “Rahulbhai was an icon of the Indian industry and leaves behind an unmatched legacy. He was one of the leading founders of ISB and we were privileged to have his wise counsel and enormous contribution on the Executive Board of the School. His passion and commitment  to business education and generous philanthropic contributions  played a pivotal role in taking ISB to where it is today.”

Dean Madan Pillutla – “Rahul bhai was one of those rare individuals whose intellect combined with a commitment to truth and courage in articulating it benefitted any organization that had the fortune of his counsel. We at the idea of ISB were one of those lucky organizations as he constantly challenged us to be the best and never tired in reminding us about our fundamental purpose. He cared deeply about the ISB, as was clear in all of his interactions with different members of our community.” 

In addition to providing his time and wisdom, Rahul bhai was also one of the greatest benefactors of the School.  His contributions at our inception led to us naming the executive dining hall as the Bajaj Dining Hall in Hyderabad in his family’s honour. Many years later, in 2015, he made another generous contribution to the School, which we recognized by naming our library in Hyderabad as the Bajaj Auto Library. ISB will be forever in his debt for his enormous contributions that set us on our path to being a great business school.

Rahul Bajaj was the graduation speaker at the ISB in 2017. You can watch his speech here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKZd1LjiMe0.

The ISB community joins fellow citizens in mourning the loss of Hamara Bajaj, a leader who gave wheels to the aspirations of the Indian middle class.