Conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, upon Mr. Baba Kalyani

On 3rd November 2019, the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2019 Autumn Decorations. Mr. Baba Kalyani is among this year’s foreign recipients and, in recognition of his contribution to strengthening the Japan and India relations in economic field, Mr. Kalyani will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star.
● Title of the Decoration: Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star

● Service: Strengthening the relations between Japan and India in economic field

● Major Positions Held:
  • Co-Chairman, Japan-India Business Leader’s Forum (2013-Present)
  • Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge Limited (1997-Present)
Summary of Mr. Kalyani’s Contributions
Mr. Kalyani has participated, as a member, in the Japan-India Business Leaders Forum (BLF), which was established in 2007 with the initiatives of Prime Minister Abe and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Since 2013, Mr. Kalyani has held the position of Co-Chairman in BLF. He has contributed actively to this forum by leading the discussions and preparing the reports. In the reports, he has been reflecting the voice of Japanese companies and has been patiently encouraging the Indian side for business expansion in India by Japanese companies. In this process, Mr. Kalyani has raised the Indian companies’ interests to Japan and contributed to strengthening the cooperation between Japanese and Indian economic entities.

As the Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Forge Limited, Mr. Kalyani has also formed partnerships with many Japanese companies and supported their advancement in India.

As it delivers the announcement of his receiving the decoration, the Embassy of Japan in India pays tribute to Mr. Kalyani’s long years of service.