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Former steel company boss dies
Ram Shanker Misra, the first managing director of Arcelor Mittal Point Lisas Ltd (Caribbean Ispat Ltd) and past Vice Chairman of Inter Commercial Bank Limited, died in India on September 9 at age 91. Misra was born in a small village in Sultanpur, Utar Pradesh in India on December 12, 1931 and had his early education there. He won many scholarships before qualifying as a mechanical engneer at the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS) in Pilani where he graduated at the top of the class.
Misra served with distinction in the coal and copper sectors is India and became the chairman of Hindustan Copper Ltd at the young age of 55 years. In 1989, he became the first managing director of Caribbean Ispat Ltd (formerly Iscott) and turned the loss making steel company into a profitable venture for the Mittal Group of Companies.
His stay in this country from 1989 to 2000 will be remembered for his remarkable job not only in reviving the steel company in T&T and taking it to new heights but his many philanthropic activities with social and religious organisations throughout the country.
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