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India's IT pioneer, TCS founder FC Kohli dies at 96
Faqir Chand Kohli became the first to launch computer application in India when he started a computer control system for the electric line between Mumbai and Pune in early 1950s. He was the founder and the first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Kohli was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002.

MUMBAI, Nov 27: FC Kohli, commonly referred to as the father of Indian IT, also known as FCK, died of heart failure at his residence in Mumbai on Thursday at the age of 96.

Faqir Chand Kohli was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002 for his contribution to the Indian software industry.

Kohli was the founder and the first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India's largest and the world's top ranking software services company.

He became the first to launch computer application in India when he started a computer control system for the electric line between Mumbai and Pune in the 1950s.

After postgraduation from MIT, FCK had joined the Tata Electric in 1951. He retired from TCS in 1999.

He had also served as NASSCOM chairman and was associated with the establishment of IITs. He was instrumental in bringing IBM to India too.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Shri FC Kohli Ji will be remembered for his pioneering contributions to the world of IT. He was at the forefront of institutionalising a culture of innovation and excellence in the tech industry. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and many admirers."

“He (Kohli) guided the company (TCS) in its early years and defined the vision for its growth. This early vision played an important role in creating the outstandingly successful global IT company that TCS has become today,” chairman of Tata Trusts Ratan Tata said.

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran said, “I have had the honor and privilege of working with and learning from Kohli from the day he hired me as a trainee in TCS."

Kohli is survived by his wife Swarn and three sons.

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