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Raunaq Singh

'''Raunaq Singh''' (born 1922) was the founder chairman of the Appollo Group and established the Raunaq group. He had four sons and a daughter. Raunaq Singh handed over his responsibility to his son, Kanwar Onkar Singh, and died on September 30, 2002 before he could have his memoirs written while still alive. His was a story of rags to riches heading a Rs.2,700 crore group. The Raunaq Group consists of Apollo Tyres Ltd, Bharat Steel Tubes Ltd, Bharat Gears Ltd, Menarini Raunaq Pharma Ltd, Raunaq International Ltd and Raunaq Automotive Components Ltd.

==Education & Career of Raunaq Singh==

Raunaq Singh came to India as a refugee after the Partition, sold steel tubes and set up a shop in Kolkatta. A prominent entrepreneur, he established his tyre manufacturing empire making India a major tyre producer.

==Awards/Achievements for Raunaq Singh==

Raunaq Singh received several awards. He was called ‘Mr. Exporter’ for his zest to promote exports.

==Important Works of Raunaq Singh==
Some of the positions he held included President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; President, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India; Member, Executive Board, The International Chamber of Commerce, Paris; President, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM); Chairman, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC); Chairman, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association; President, the PHDCCI; President, Federation of Indian Export Organization; President, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association and the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO); Chairman, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman, Engineering Export Promotion Council.

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