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Date of Birth: 27th April, 1944
Father: Late Balkrishanlal Poddar
Address (Office): 216, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700017.
Phone: 91-33-22877083
Fax: 91-33-22877084
Address (Residence): 10 Dover Park, Kolkata - 700019.
Phone: 91-33-24752029
Fax: 91-33-24752107
Email (Consulate): bkp@honyconsulro.in || secy@honyconsulro.in
Email (Personal): bkpoddar@vsnl.com
After completing his schooling and graduation from St. Xaviers School & College in 1963-64, he joined the family business and subsequently took charge in 1966.
When Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was set up by the Government of India in early 1960s, the family, due to its foresight, shifted its entire petroleum business from the then multinational company Burmah Shell to Indian Oil Corporation. Since then, he has been very active in this business - playing an important part in its growth as well as policy making and overall management. The business has expanded to consist of 75 petroleum depots and 25 Petrol Pumps spread across West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Jharkhand. Due to its sound management & ethical business practices, the company has earned an enviable reputation with all stakeholders - principals, customers, bankers, etc.
A decade ago, the company diversified into the automobile sector by taking up dealership for Maruti Udyog Ltd. at Gorakhpur, Faizabad & Basti in Uttar Pradesh having 3 showrooms and 4 modern workshops. The company is one of Maruti's best dealers in the region. It has received a number of meritorious awards for its achievements and sound HR practices.
Presently, Mr. Poddar is also looking into opportunities to give international exposure to his business.
Apart from business activities, he is a well known promoter of art & culture - and has sponsored a number of well-known musicians of the country.
He also indulges in philanthropic & charitable activities through Family Trusts and establishments at his native place Ramgarh (Sikar) in Rajasthan & the pilgrimage city of Haridwar in Uttranchal. Due to his commitment in this field the Hon'ble Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment has been pleased to appoint him as a committee member of the All India body of National Council for Older Persons (NCOP) and wife Mrs. Kavita Poddar as a committee member of the General Council of National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad.

Mr. B. K. Poddar has been appointed the Honorary Consul of Romania with its Headquarters in Kolkata. His consular area includes the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Chattisgarh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
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