Mansukhlal Atmaram Master (1884–1970) was an Indian shipping professional, writer and the general manager of Scindia Steam Navigation Company, one of the oldest shipping companies in India.[1] Born in 1884 and a lawyer by profession, he was reported to have been a trusted associate of Walchand Hirachand, the founder of the company.[2] He was one of the delegates who represented the Government of India at the Safety of Life at Sea international convention which prescribed safety measures for the maritime industry and was an elected plenipotentiary at the convention.[1] He was the Vice- President of the All-India Organisation of Industrial Employers[3] and was the author of several publications on shipping and economy,[4] including Resources for the Third Plan[5] and So I Rest on My Oars.[6] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1968, for his contributions to Indian shipping industry.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Safety of Life at Sea" (PDF). Library of Congress. 1929. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Paul S. Ciccantell, Stephen G. Bunker (1998). Space and Transport in the World-system. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 50 of 251. ISBN 9780313305023. 
  3. ^ "List of Indian Delegates" (PDF). V V Giri cover: 43 of 178. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Master, M. A. (Mansukhlal Atmaram) 1884-1970". WorldCat. 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ Mansukhlal Atmaram Master (1961). Resources for the Third Plan. Forum of Free Enterprise. p. 18. 
  6. ^ M. A. Master Memorial Trust (1977). So I Rest on My Oars. Mansukhlal Atmaram Master. 
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2016.