Short Communications

A tribute to Mr Darbari Seth

Publication Date: 18 August 2011

Author(s): Rajendra K Pachauri


I am writing these few words on the occasion of our Tenth Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture. We try to organize this lecture close to Mr Darbari Seth's birthday which falls on the 21st of August. I feel this would be an appropriate occasion for me to recall some of Mr Seth's remarkable qualities of which he had a huge treasure. Our founder was a person with a remarkable intellect and what I found most impressive about him was his high sense of enthusiasm for everything that had an element of learning associated with it. Whether it was an interesting scientific concept or an analysis of what may happen in the world in any field in the future, his eyes would light up and his attention would be stimulated by a discussion on any such subject. Mr Seth was extremely hardworking and at the stage when he was chairing over a dozen companies within the Tata group he would sit till late in the evening in his office holding one set of meetings after the other involving the senior management of companies that he was responsible for. His meetings were focused and substantive. His decision making abilities were unique and he would never beat about the bush or tolerate those who would do so. 

Publisher/Organisation: TERI

Source: TERI Intranet