Syt. Basant Kumar Birla is the youngest son of Sh. Ghanshyam Das Birla, Father of Late Sh. Aditya Birla, Grand Father of Sh. Kumar Mangalam Birla, born on 4th February, 1921 and had married to Dr. Sarala ji Birla.
He is the Chairman of B K Birla Group, Krishnarpan Charity Trust, BKBIET, Pilani and various educational Trusts & Institutes.
At the age of 15, he was actively associated with a large number of Companies & became the Chairman of Kesoram Industries. He concentrated on the industries of cotton, viscose, polyester and nylon yarns, refractory, paper, shipping, tyrecord, transparent paper, spun pipe, cement, tea, coffee, cardamom, chemicals, plywood, M.D.F. Board etc.
Indo Ethiopian Textiles Share Company was established by him which was the first major joint venture by any Indian Industrialist in globe & the Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Sellassie awarded him, the medal of the Mainelik II’, the highest Ethiopian Award.