Vijay Mallya

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Vijay Mallya
ವಜಯ ಮಲ ಯ

Member of the Rajya Sabha In office 2000–2006, 2010 – present Constituency Karnataka Personal details 18 December 1955 (age 56) Born Kolkata, West Bengal, India Political party Independent Spouse(s) Shrimati Rekha Mallya Siddharth Mallya (Son) Leana Mallya (daughter) Children Tanya Mallya (daughter) Laila Mallya (step-daughter) Alma mater St. Xavier's College[1] Chairman of: United Breweries Group, Occupation Kingfisher Airlines, Force India F1 Team,
As of 4 May 2011 Source: Government of India

Vijay Mallya (Konkani: ವಜಯ ಮಲ; born 18 December 1955) is an Indian liquor and airline ಯ baron. The son of industrialist Vittal Mallya, he is the chairman of the United Breweries Group and Kingfisher Airlines. His United Spirits is world's second largest liquor maker, by volume. Mallya is also an MP in the Indian Rajya Sabha. He also co-owns the Formula One team Force India, the Indian Premier League team Bangalore Royal Challengers, and the I-League team East Bengal FC.[2] According to Forbes, his personal wealth is estimated to be $1.4 billion.[3] Mallya receives substantial press coverage that focuses on his lavish parties, villas, automobiles, Force India, Royal Challengers Bangalore and his yacht, the Indian Empress.[4]

[5] He was educated at La Martiniere Calcutta. Mallya's first wife was Sameera and they have a son together. engineering. University of London.3 Football • 3 Investment in sports ○ ○ ○ • • • • • • 4 Corporate Sponsorship 5 Political career 6 Auction purchases 7 Other businesses 8 References 9 External links [edit] Personal life Vijay Mallya was born to Vithal Mallya. . information technology. Sidhartha was educated at Wellington College in Crowthorne followed by Queen Mary College.[citation needed] Vijay Mallya is also chairman of South African company. a company that specializes in making traditional sorghum beer. with an annual turnover which increased by 63. and at St. agriculture.[1] which he graduated from in '75 with a B.1 Breweries 2. He later set up business ventures in Dubai.9% over 15 years to US$11. Since then. in UB City. Later on. Bangalore. Xavier's College. an industrialist.3 Media 3. the group has grown into a multi-national conglomerate of over sixty companies. Mallya married Rekha with whom he has two daughters: Leiana and Tanya Mallya. United National Breweries.[6] [edit] Business [edit] Breweries Mallya took over as Chairman of United Breweries Group in 1984 from his father Vittal Mallya. The focal business areas of the group encompass alcoholic beverages. United Arab Emirates. Kingfisher Towers. aviation and leisure.2 Airlines 2.Contents [hide] • • 1 Personal life 2 Business ○ ○ ○ 2.2 billion in 1998– 1999 . named Sidhartha Mallya. where he was a House Captain in the '72 batch.[citation needed] In 2008. Comm degree. chemicals. Rekha has a daughter from a previous marriage: Laila.2 Cricket 3. Calcutta.1 Formula One 3. life sciences. he had his home demolished in order to build a new residence.

In May 2007. which owned the two premium beer brands named Sandpiper and Zingaro. This was the second highest bid for a team in the IPL. Jan Mol and Michiel Mol.9 million for the . In 2007.[8] At present.[citation needed] [edit] Media Mallya owns the TATA industries Newspapers which serve Marin County. who paid US$111.[12] [edit] Cricket Main article: Royal Challengers Bangalore Indian Premier League is a cricket tournament being organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). including Bangalore. United Breweries Group announced the all-cash acquisition of scotch whisky maker Whyte & Mackay for £595 million (approximately Rs 3000 crore). were put up on auction in Mumbai on 20 February 2008 and the Bangalore team was won by Vijay Mallya. Mallya and the Mol family from The Netherlands bought the Spyker F1 team for 88 million euros. next only to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries' bid of $111.6 million for it.[10] The team changed its name to Force India F1 from the 2008 Season. where he has a seat from 2009 to 2013.[7] In 2005 he took over Millennium Breweries Ltd (formerly known as Inertia Industries Ltd). a low cost Indian airline which Mallya later acquired fully and rebranded as Kingfishers Red. at the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix. the airline connects 32 cities.[citation needed] [edit] Airlines In 2006.[9] [edit] Investment in sports [edit] Formula One Main article: Force India Vitantonio Liuzzi driving for Mallya's Formula One team. California where he maintains a home and stores a portion of his car collection. Mallya established Kingfisher Airlines.[11] Team's car VJM-01 was named after its owners Vijay Mallya.[2] For the inaugural tournament held in Apr–Jun 2008. the BCCI had finalised a list of 8 teams who will be participating in the tournament. The teams representing 8 different cities of India. Force India. India. Vijay Mallya and his Jet Airways counterpart Naresh Goyal announced an alliance after a marathon meeting on 13 October 2008 at Mumbai. Kingfisher Airlines obtained a 26% stake in Air Deccan.[citation needed] Mallya also represents India in the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

the consortium also included Bernie Ecclestone.[14] [edit] Corporate Sponsorship UB Group sponsors many sports events and teams such as: • • Signature Golf Tournament . it has been largely ignored by the media. Following the party's failure in the elections.000 for the sword of Tipu Sultan at an auction in London.I league Team Royal Challengers Bangalore . Mohun Bagan A. named after his father. and brought it back to India.8 million. Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone. MTV Force India The Fast and The Gorgeous in 2009. The show is about 20 gorgeous girls competing to be the face of Force India F1 in the 2009 season.[18][19][20] [edit] Other businesses • • • • • Establishment of Mallya Hospital in Bangalore.[16] In 2004. [edit] Football Main article: East Bengal Club Mallya's United Breweries sponsors the East Bengal and Mohun Bagan football clubs in Kolkata where Mallya spent his childhood.C.IPL Team Force India .I league Team Kingfisher Derby Team .Formula One Team • • • • [edit] Political career Mallya entered politics in 2000 as a member of the Janata Party.Horse Racing East Bengal Club .Indian Golf Tournament.[citation needed] He campaigned vigorously through the media. His party contested almost all of the 224 seats during the Karnataka State legislative election. The hospital is located on Vittal Mallya Road.[21] The winners of The . and Sandalwood film stars Ramya and Puneeth Rajkumar are the brand ambassadors of the team. His F1 team Force India. [edit] Auction purchases Vijay Mallya is noted for his successful bidding in auction of items that are considered of great historical value to India. but his party failed to make any impact and did not win a single seat. . situated near Bangalore. he placed the winning bid of £175.[13] He also was part of the consortium that acquired Queens Park Rangers FC. in a New York auction that initially caused an uproar in India and its government tried and failed to prevent it from going under the hammer. Helped to fund the Mallya Aditi International School. He also owns the popular kunigal stud farm.Mumbai team.[15] although Mallya recently became an MP independently. Mallya successfully bid for the belongings of Mahatma Gandhi at US$1. He owns a TV channel called NDTV Good Times. in association with MTV India produced a reality show.[17] In March 2009. a private school in Bangalore. Flavio Briatore and Lakshmi Mittal.

Member of the Rajya Sabha In office 2000–2006. West Bengal. Kingfisher Airlines. Xavier's College[1] Occupation Chairman of: United Breweries Group. host the after-parties and appear in the F1 calendar. Force India F1 Team. India Political party Independent Spouse(s) Shrimati Rekha Mallya Children Siddharth Mallya (Son) Leana Mallya (daughter) Tanya Mallya (daughter) Laila Mallya (step-daughter) Alma mater St. As of 4 May 2011 Personal life . 2010 – present Constituency Karnataka Personal details Born 18 December 1955 (age 56) Kolkata.Fast and the Gorgeous were supposed to get to travel the world with the team.

Later on.[citation needed] In 2008. where he was a House Captain in the '72 batch.Vijay Mallya was born to Vithal Mallya. Mallya's first wife was Sameera and they have a son together. Xavier's College. he had his home demolished in order to build a new residence. Mallya married Rekha with whom he has two daughters: Leiana and Tanya Mallya. an industrialist. in UB City. Sidhartha was educated at Wellington College in Crowthorne followed by Queen Mary College. Kingfisher Towers. He later set up business ventures in Dubai.[5] He was educated at La Martiniere Calcutta. named Sidhartha Mallya. Comm degree. Rekha has a daughter from a previous marriage: Laila. and at St. Bangalore.[1] which he graduated from in '75 with a B. Calcutta. University of London.[6] [edit] Business . United Arab Emirates.

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