* Dr KK Birla was the Chairman of HT Media Ltd.
* He passed BA (Hons) from Lahore University in 1939.
* Dr KK Birla joined Congress Party in 1984 as a life member. He was elected as a Rajya Sabha member in the same year, under the leadership of Indira Gandhi. He was a Member of Parliament for three terms from 1984 till 2002.
* Dr Birla was a successful industrialist having interests in Textiles, Sugar, Engineering, Shipping, Fertilizers and Information Technology.
* Dr Birla also served as the Chairman/Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology & Science since 1983.
* He also served for Central Board of State Bank of India and also on the Board of ICICI for many years. He was a member of a number of committees appointed by the Government of India.
* Dr Birla had established KK Birla Foundation, which confers annually, awards in Indian Literature, Scientific research, Indian philosophy, Art and Culture and Sports.
* He also set up KK Birla Academy that undertakes research in Scientific, Historical and Cultural subjects.
* He liked reading, music and playing Bridge in his leisure time. He was president of the Bridge Federation of India for a number of years and of Lawn Tennis Association.