LIFE OF Rai Bahadur M S OBEROI
Born:August 15, 1898
Founder of³The Oberoi Group of Hotels & Resorts´
Mr. oberoi was the first person to recognize the potential of thetourism industry ,its ability to contribute to India's economic growthand generate direct and indirect employment.
M.S. Oberoi was born on August 15, 1898, in the erstwhileundivided Punjab, now in Pakistan. He did his early schooling inRawalpindi and completed his graduation from Lahore.
In 1922, to escape the epidemic of Plague, he came to Shimla, andgot a job of front desk clerk, at The Cecil Hotel at a salary of Rs 50per month.M.S. Oberoi was a quick learner. At the Clarkes Hotel,M.S. Oberoi gained first hand experience in all aspects of hoteloperations.