Captain C.P. Krishnan Nair, Chairman of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, has been awarded the Giant International Award for Excellence in ‘Business and Industry’. The award recognises his outstanding contribution to industry over the years.
Captain Nair was presented with the award at a glittering ceremony at Hotel Hilton Towers, Mumbai, in September 2009. The event was presided over by Smt. Rajashree Birla, Director of Aditya Birla Group, and brought together luminaries from all over the world.
Receiving the award, Captain Nair said: “It seems like just yesterday I started my journey but it’s been more than eight decades and I now feel proud to be able to stand tall with the recognition that the Giant Award brings with it.”
Giants International is the first and only India-based International Service Organisation. Since 1972 it has worked to resolve some of the country’s most pressing problems by executing projects and programmes in areas such as family planning, low-cost housing, consumerism, flood relief and earthquake relief.
Previous recipients of this award include Dr. Manmohan Singh, Shri Keshub Mahindra, Shri Bajaj, Shri Ratan Tata and Shri Deepak Perekh.