Under the able leadership of Shiv Nadar, Founder and Chairman, HCL revolutionized Indian technology and product innovation with the first 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978, Relational Database Management System in 1983, client- server architecture in 1984 and multi-processor UNIX installation in 1989. Nadar has made daring forays based on his conviction of the future. HCL in the year 2014 diversified and forayed into healthcare segment.
The philanthropic Nadar also established Shiv Nadar Foundation and created its first initiative in Chennai. The Foundation is a significant driver of social change and transformational education through its landmark institutions.