Tribute

tribute-chairman

Late Mr. Vishwasrao Dempo

Chairman Emeritus, Co-Founder

Mr Vishwasrao Dempo was the son of Late Mr. Voicuntrao S. Dempo, the co- founder of Dempo Group. He is the Director of the Dempo Group of Companies that has interests in manufacture of Calcined Petroleum Coke, Pig Iron, Newspaper Publishing, Shipbuilding, Dempo Sports Club, Dempo travels, etc. He has been the trustee of the Dempo Charities Trust, which runs four prestigious educational institutions and undertakes philanthropic activities.

Apart from the mining business which the Dempos sold off in 2009, Mr Vishwasrao Dempo’s business profile included Director Teri- Dempo initiative, whole time director V S Dempo Holding Pvt. Ltd., a flagship company of Dempo Group.

His association with the Lions Club International, a worldwide NGO recognised by the UNO is also noteworthy. Because of his positive involvement in the Global Sight First programme of Lions Club International he was awarded the coveted ‘Melvin Jones Fellowship’. Besides this he has received many other awards for his contributions to the society. He was also the Patron of Indian Red Cross Society

Mr Vishwasrao Dempo was known for his humble and gentle personality. His presence and contribution to the institution of the Dempo Charities trust was most valuable and significant.