Mohinder Singh Bhogal,chairman of Bhogal group of industries and founder president of United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association,died on Sunday morning. He was 87.
Bhogal was the first industrialist in India who had made a machine to make bicycle components at the age of 16 years when the British government had banned making of any component inside the country. He was convicted for this as well. The Bhogal group of industries has seven units as of now. The company was the first to make automatic machine for making bicycle parts components as well,said his family members.
Bhogal received many national as well as state-level awards. Condolences were paid by members of the United Cycles Parts and Manufacturers Association. The office of the association will remain closed on Monday as a mark of respect,said Gurmeet Singh Kular,president of the association.
Local MP Manish Tewari also paid condolences and called him the doyen of the bicycle industry.
Bhogal is survived by two sons. Cremation will take place at Model Town Extension on Tuesday.