Dr. Gharda acquired a Bachelor of Science degree from Mumbai University's Department of Chemical Technology. He then obtained a Master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Following the defence of a doctoral thesis, he received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma.
Upon his return to India, Dr. Gharda established Gharda Chemicals, which is today one of the largest agrochemical companies in India. For his contribution to chemistry and chemical engineering, Dr. Gharda is a recipient of the American Institute of Chemists's 'Chemical Pioneer' award.
Dr. Keki Gharda is an alumnus of St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra, Mumbai. He still lives in Bandra.
Who is Keki Gharda, and why is he being wooed? ; Some of India's biggest companies - and at least one global buyout firm - have trained their sights on the 80-year-old maverick's chemicals business. Gharda wants to sell and donate the proceeds. His nephews, who are minority shareholders, will have none of that.
Aug 23, 2009; This is the unfinished story of Keki Hormusji Gharda. At the age of 80, this maverick chemical-scientist and entrepreneur is...
US Patent Issued to Gharda Chemicals on Feb. 1 for "Polyether Ketone, Its Monomer and Its Phenolate" (Indian Inventors)
Feb 07, 2011; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- United States Patent no. 7,879,199, issued on Feb. 1, was assigned to Gharda Chemicals Ltd....