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Azim Premji Biography

Azim Premji is the Chairman of Wipro Technologies, one of the largest software companies in India. One of the richest Indians worldwide, Premji was born on July 24, 1945. When he was studying Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in the United States, he had to rush back and take over the mantle of the family’s business on the sudden demise of his father. In those days, Wipro dealt with hydrogenated cooking fats, bakery fats, toiletries, [...]

K.P. Singh, the Chairman of DLF Group has given a new form to the real estate business of India. He was born on August 15, 1931. His birthplace is Bulandshahar situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He graduated with Science from Meerut College, and moved to UK to pursue a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He returned India to join the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun. K.P.Singh joined American Universal Electric Company which is a joint [...]

Nita Ambani (born 1 November 1963) is the founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation. She is the wife of business tycoon Mukesh Ambani and is counted among the wealthiest women of the country. She is also a passionate art collector and chairs the Hero Indian Super League. She has also invested in cricket by co-owning the IPL team Mumbai Indians. Her family worth is estimated over $ 40 Billion. Early Life Nita Dalal was [...]

Lakshmi Mittal was born on June 15, 1950 in Sadulpur, Rajasthan, India and is presently the CEO & Chairman of Arcelor Mittal. Lakshmi  Mittal was listed in the Forbes List of Billionaires in 2006 as the richest Indian and the fifth richest man in the world with an estimated wealth around of $25.0 billion and is the richest man in the United Kingdom. Young Lakshmi Nivas Mittal spent his first years in Sadulpur, before his [...]

Kumar Mangalam Birla, the Chairman of The Aditya Birla Group, is one of the most successful businessmen of India. The Aditya Birla Group comprises of 16 companies and joint ventures in India and 22 international companies, mostly in South-east Asia. He is also the Director of the Group’s international companies in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Egypt. The Company operates globally in countries like Canada, China, Laos, USA, U.K, Germany, Hungary and Australia. In addition to [...]

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has entered the elite ranks of the Indian business world as India’s richest woman. Born on 23 March, 1953, she is the Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Ltd. She did her schooling from Bangalore and graduated in Zoology from Bangalore University in 1973, after which she moved on to Ballarat University in Melbourne, Australia. She became India’s first woman Brew Master and started off as a trainee brewer in Carlton & [...]

Jagdish Bhagwati, a University Professor of Economics at Columbia University and a world-renowned economist is noted for his defense of free trade against the critics of globalization. He was a member of the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s high-level advisory group and the external advisor to the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Born in Mumbai in 1934, he did his graduation from Mumbai in 1954 and his post-graduation from Cambridge University, [...]

One of the pioneering industrialists of India, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy(J.R.D Tata ) was born in Paris on July 29, 1904. He became the chairman of the Tata Group in 1938. He saw the assets of the Tata Group climbing from Rs 62 crore (Rs 620 million) in 1939 to over Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion) in 1990. Under him, the Tata Group diversified into a large number of sectors from airlines to hotels, trucks [...]

One of the icons of Indian industry, Ghanshyam Das Birla is remembered as the man who laid the foundation of the Birla Empire. He was a very close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and used to advise him on economic matters. The founder of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), G.D. Birla was born on April 10, 1894 in Pilani. He entered the world of business during the First World War. He [...]

About Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani was one of the founders of Reliance industries in Bombay. When he was 16 years old, he moved to Aden,Yemen. Initially, Dhirubhai worked as a dispatch clerk with A. Besse & Co. He also worked in Dubai for sometime. Dhirubhai returned to India and founded the Reliance Commercial Corporation with an initial capital of Rs 15000. Dhirubhai set up the business in partnership with Champaklal Damani from whom he parted ways [...]