Satya Narayan Gourisaria

7 May 1929
Dhanbad, Bihar, India

Padma Shri

Satya Narayan Gourisaria is an Indian born British company secretary, gandhian[1] and a former secretary of the India League,[2][3] an Indian independence movement organization founded by V. K. Krishna Menon.[4] He was born on 7 May 1929 at Dhanbad, in the Indian state of Bihar but shifted to East Bengal, then in erstwhile East Pakistan to return to India in 1948, a year after the Indian independence.[5] He did his college studies at Scottish Church College, Kolkata and migrated to United Kingdom in the 1950s to stay there for 61 years.[5] A former company secretary at Douglas Fraser and Sons (London) Limited, Gourisaria has also held the directorship of the now defunct Ashoka Publications.[1] During his stay in London, he is known to have assisted in cultural exchanges by hiring cinemas to show Indian films and bringing Indian film personalities to London for shows, a show by Lata Mangeshkar at the Royal Albert Hall in 1974 being a notable one.[5] He returned to India in 2013. He was honored by the Government of India, in 2000, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[6]
See also[edit]

V. K. Krishna Menon

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