Shri Mahendra Nath was a monarch of whatever he surveyed. He was a great
patriot, an eminent industrialist and educationist, a great visionary, a great institution
builder and above all, a "karma yogi".
A light has gone out of our lives, leaving behind a void and a lot of memories.
Born in a humble middle class family, Shri Mahendra Nath learnt that honesty and
hard work lead to success. Very early in his life, through the example of his father
who was a medical practitioner and follower of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, he imbibed
the virtues of strong determination, tenacity, hard work and care for the weaker
sections of the society.
Shri Mahendra Nath began his career in business as an insurance agent in Meerut.
Due to his pleasing personality and knack for cultivating relationships he tasted
success instantaneously. Over the next few years of his life he expanded his interests
to the exhibition and distribution of films, publishing, trading and finally went
on to establish one of the largest high tension power transmission companies in
He travelled widely and cultivated strong relationships with not only businessmen
but also people from all walks of life wherever he worked. Shri Mahendra Nath acquired
a great name and reputation for his sharp business acumen, despite lack of any formal
managerial qualification or training as an accountant, engineer or a scientist.
He was blessed with strong analytical skills and had a deep understanding of business
practices and trends, along with immense capacity for hard work with ingenuity and
determination to succeed.
Shri Mahendra Nath created a trust named "Dr K. Nath Public Trust" which created
and nurtured various institutions of vocational, professional and higher learning.
The trust has been running libraries and helps the poor students to undertake higher
education at a large number of institutions including Indian Institutes of Technology
and Indian Institutes of Management. The trust also established Institute of Management
Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad under the aegis of Lajpat Rai Educational Society in
the year 1980 with the objective to provide high quality management education in
India. The institution currently ranks among the best institutions providing management
education in the country.
Due to his belief in humanity and faith in the Almighty he achieved remarkable success
in his life. He showed to us what Walter E. Cole said "If we are to achieve we must
look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of the difficulty in every