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Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar

Nadar is a pioneer in India’s tech industry, having set up HCL in 1976 with a few friends to focus on building microprocessors for computers. The company has continuously broken new ground since then. Among other firsts, it introduced the first 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978, and client-server architecture in 1984. Nadar, 69, has diversified into healthcare, and is building a chain of clinics in partnership with John Hopkins Medicine International.