Harimohan Bangur loses Rs 72.3 crore in a day as Shree Cement sees sharp selling
Per Friday’s closing price of Rs 25144.85 apiece, Bangur’s shares were estimated at a value of Rs 1227.78 crore, which dropped to Rs 1155.52 crore at Mondays’ closing price of Rs 23,664.90.
The estimated value of Shree Cement chairman Harimohan Bangur's shareholding dropped sharply on Monday amid sharp selling following reports of the Income Tax Department raids on the firm’s five locations in Rajasthan. Bangur holds a 1.35 per cent stake in Shree Cement or 4,88,284 shares, as of March quarter end, as per information available on the exchanges. Per Friday’s closing price of Rs 25144.85 apiece, Bangur’s shares were estimated at a value of Rs 1227.78 crore, which dropped to Rs 1155.52 crore at Mondays’ closing price of Rs 23,664.90.
The estimated value of losses stands at Rs 124.203 crore on the basis of intra-day low price of Rs 22,601.30. The cement major’s stock price has corrected more than 8 per cent.
What’s adding to Shree Cement’s woes?
The investor sentiment in Shree Cement fell in the wake of the IT department raiding its premises in Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Beawar and Ajmer last week amid reports of Rs 23,000 crore tax evasion.
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However, Shree Cement has clarified that it was cooperating with IT officials and any information circulating in media was incorrect.
The Bangur Family
Harimohan Bangur is the chairman of the company, a board of director, and the largest shareholder among the family members.
He is the son of the company's chairman emeritus, Benu Gopal Bangur.
A chemical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Harimohan, is the president of Shree Cement's Rajasthan Foundation, Kolkata Chapter.
He has been widely acknowledged for his contribution to the business community and has been a recipient of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.
Just a year later in 2017, he also bagged the Forbes India Leadership Award.
Harimohan is also the chairman of an NGO called The Bengal, which is actively engaged with Kolkata Police to help elderly people.
Overall, the family owns 2.97 per cent stake in Shree Cement.
The cement major has a market capitalisation of Rs 85,384.73 crore (as of June 26, 2023).
Sree Cement India is India's fourth-largest cement manufactures by sales. Its net sales for 2022 were at Rs 16,837.49 crore.