WELCOME TO ALL STUDENTS

HEROS-THE HIT PARADE Symbols of Indian Industry

IN A RARE MOULD
He was once a magnificent young man who loved flying machines and cars,Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai TATA went on to become the main pillar of the house of Tata and a legend in his lifetime.

ALWAYS SHIP-SHAPE
What's luck got to do with it? Ask the superstitious Shashikan Ruia who believes that thirteen is his winning number

BUSINESS YOGI
His initials form one of the more well-known acronyms in Indian industry.RPG Enterprises derives its name from its chief Rama Prasad Goenka

HIS SON’S FATHER
One of the best private art collections belongs to Basant Kumar Brila and his wife Sarala, prominent Kolkatta citizens. Understatement has been a way of life for this member of the illustrious Brila Clan, BK was better known as G.D.Brila’s favorite son.

THIRST BUSTER
Why did PepsiCo labour so long to get its Indian act together? And what’s the one unbeatable advantage that Coca Cola has over Pepsi in the battle over Indian soft drinks market? The answer to both questions is Ramesh Jayantilal Chauhan.

PIPE DREAMER
You could say that Om Prakash Jindal has innards of steel. Or else how could an uneducated agriculturist from a small town Haryana be sitting at the helm of a rupees twelve hundred crore group?

FIRST AMONG EQUALS
Grandpa .G.D.Biral’s act was a pretty hard one to beat. But Aditya Vikram Brila has managed to accomplish the awesome; expand the family business. The clutch of companies that he inherited has been transformed into a rupees four thousand crore diversified conglomerate.

MEDICINE MAN
Mountaineering is Ashok Chand Burman’s a private passion. And in his business, too, Burman has scaled a high peak. His company Dabur India Ltd India’s sixth largest drug company in the country.

THE RELUCTANT HEIR
He was both born to greatness and then had it thrust upon him. Now Ratan Naval Tata, initially the reluctant heir to the Rupees Fifteen thousand crore Tata Empire is trying his damnedest to achieve it. Ratan’s most loyal mate-his tenyear-old Alsatian,Tito.

MARKETING MAGICIAN
When Venugopal Nandlal Dhoot set up his manufacturing venture ten years ago, sceptics suggested that he was just another con man trying to make good. Videocon International has proved that it is no fly-by-night operation.Dhoot’s rising fortunes have defied the law of gravity. In the consumer durables market, the Videocon brand has emerged supreme, knocking the wind out of more established names

DADDY’S JOY
Being the slick talker that he is, the Wharton-educated Anil Ambani is the official spokesman of the Reliance group. Anil was India’s most eligible bachelor before he married film star Tina.

GOING PUBLIC
The life and times of Adi Burjorjee Godrej,grandson of a Parsi locksmith, could well read like a soap opera. For years the Godrej family was obsessed with the privacy of its private business in soaps and detergents, refrigerators, office equipment and lock. In the past two years, the Godrej’s has surprised us all. The group has two prestigious multinational tie-ups-a joint venture for consumer durables with G.E.It’s cowboy Adi, an amateur horse rider, who’s been bringing the Godrej group out of the closet.

COPY CAT
On a clear day in Delhi’s Lodi Gardens, You can see Basant Kumar Modi and his wife Veena taking their early morning walk. If BK, as he is generally called,strides with a purposeful spring in his step, he has reason to.In a span of ten years, the fourth son of Gujarmal Modi has emerged as India’s copier king and a recognized force in office automation.

THE CAR CZAR
The pipe-smoking Vinod Lalchand Doshi is a familiar face in Mumbai’s theatre and film circuit. But Doshi is no social gadfly and this soft-focus world so is far removed from his real world of automobiles. Before Maruti began to hog Indian road space, it was Doshi’s functional Premier Padmini that was everybody’s favorite small car.

TRUE-BLUE TYCOON
It would be a truism to say that Sanjay Shrenik Lalbhai has clothes sense; but all to that a doll top of horse sense and you come up with an unbeatable combination. Some of the world’s best known garment labels, such as Arrow shirts and Lee jeans, have tied up with Arvind.

SKILFUL NEGOTIATOR
Political savvy is Annamali Chidambaram Muthiah’s forte. Not a bad skill to possess, especially if you’re operating in a state like Tamil Nadu where Chief Ministers tend to be patrons of all they survey. Connections in the Right places, coupled with a willingness to take risks, enabled this southern group to build considerably upon its base business of trading, shipping and stevedoring.

THE GOOD DOCTOR
You can’t accuse Parvinder Singh of dragging his feet. It has been ten years his company Rabbaxy Ltd,the country’s largest bulk drugs manufacturer, put the starter on its globalization drive.Ranbaxy is positioned third after Glaxo and Hoechst.

GOOD SPORT
Flamboyance is anathema to the southern businessman. And Narayanan Sankar,with his muted, serious approach is no exception. This chemical engineer from the Illinois Institute of Technology, is Chairman of the rupees one thousand crore Sanmar Group.

BATTLE-SCARRED VERTERAN
If could have his way, the seventy-year-old Arvind Navinchandra Mafatlal would gladly choose retirement from the family business that he has been involved eighteen.

THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING
He is, in a word,resilient.Despite the much-publicized fall out with the Tatas. Rustomji Hormusji Mody has bounced back as chairman of a new trading company Mobar,proving that he is after all, a man of steel. In his earlier avatar as the chief honcho at Tata Steel, where he spent fifty-four colorful years, Russi was the Raja of Jamshedpur, commanding the following of a cult hero.

THE GREAT GAMBLER
Exactly ten years ago when his father Vittal Mallya died, Vijay Mallya,then twenty-nine, was pushed headlong into taking charge of rupees two hundred and fifty crore group whose main business was liquor. Mallya is one of the handful of Indian businessmen with international game-plan and presence.

HEROIC PURSUITS
It took them thirty-odd years, but Brijmohan Lall Munjal and his family finally pedalled their way into the Guinness book of World Records where their Hero group was listed as the world’s largest bicycle Manufacturer. It was Brijmohan, now Chairman of the Hero Group, who initially persuaded his father, A Ludhiana cycle trader, to begin manufacturing cycle parts.

THE MAN WITH THE SMOKING GUN
Is there any controversy, conspiracy or corporate quarrel in which Nusli Wadia’s name doesn't figure? The son of Neville Wadia, a leading post-Independence corporate citizen, he is also the grandson of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the architect of Pakistan. Wadia runs his profitable stable companies Bombay Dyeing, Bombay Burmah, National Peroxide

HAMARA SCOOTER KING
In the twenty-five years since Rahul Kamalnayan Bajaj gave a kick-start to family Bajaj Auto Ltd, it has emerged as the world's second Largest two-wheeler manufacturer; and the Bajaj Scooter, modelled on an old Piaggaio design, is India’s favorite roadster. “ You just can’t beat a Bajaj”

THE ETHICAL ENTREPRENEUR
It’s been some forty-five years since Keshub Mahindra returned with a BSc. Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and joined the family business of importing and assembling Willys jeeps.

QUIET MUSCLEMAN
Like the acronym that makes his tyre company famous K.M.Mammen Mapillai is in his own way quite a muscleman. This rubber technologist was among the few pre-independence entrepreneurs, when he set up the Madras Rubber Factory to manufacture balloons. MRF Ltd is the country’s largest tyre maker, having collaboration with Michelin of France.

EASY RIDER
The Marlboro-man tactics that got Sanjay Vishnu Hari Dalmia untold profits for his cigarette company have often put him in a spot trouble, both India and abroad.

THE CHIP CHAP
He’s the man who launched a thousand chips and made many Indians computer literate in the process. Just under twenty years ago, Shiv Nadar quit his job as Marketing Manager at DCM Data Products and turned entrepreneur. HCL becoming the largest computer company in the country as also the first to establish a presence abroad

A MAN OF MANY MISSIONS
Ups and downs may come and go but Ranuanq Singh rolls on merrily. His missionary zeal makes him one of Delhi’s foremost ‘association’ men. You name the industry association and singh has been its chairman or president. Apollo Tyres,the flagship, is managed by his son O.S.Kanwar, whose four brothers manage the others.

EMPIRE BUILDER
Once an energetic youngster who helped his grandfather run the successful Nanda Bus Service in Lahore before Partition.Hari Prasad Nanda has transformed himself into one of the northern India’s foremost empire builders. His rupees fifteen hundred crore Escorts group had its origins in the Imperial hotel Delhi

THANK YOU