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Dr. Minu Nariman Dastur, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of M. N. Dastur and Company (P) Limited, popularly known as Dastur, was a visionary and a born leader. He was the pioneer of consulting engineering services in India.

In 1954, Dr. Dastur was deputed to India by the United States Government as a consulting steel plant expert to the Mysore Iron & Steel Works Ltd. at Bhadravati, in connection with its modernisation and expansion programme. During this visit to India, he came in close contact with the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who suggested that he should return to India in view of his steel plant expertise and the massive steel development programme that the country was soon to embark upon. Always a true Indian at heart, Dr. Dastur readily acceded to Panditji's suggestion and returned to India the following year, and started the Consulting Engineering firm Dastur on May 31, 1955 in Kolkata. Today Dastur boasts of a large pool of internationally renowned experts who have intimate knowledge of various facets of engineering and technology.

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