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Jan 22, Kiran Chaugule rated it pirwmal was amazing Shelves: An overwhelming majority of Reliance shareholders hold less than shares, and one in four Indian investors owns shares in Reliance.

One, he knew what it was like to be poor. The former petrol pump attendant is inching his way to realizing his dream of building a company like Burmah Shell.

Some are highly educated, others are college drop-outs. Once the two elder sons had started sending money home regularly, Hirachand felt they could afford to send Natwarlal to a smart Bombay college. The next morning the headlines screamed the disastrous news.

He was the first industrialist in India to build facilities which could be compared to the best internationally, both in terms of volume of production and quality of output. I don’t need to say anything more. If you are used to listening to English with a Gujarati accent like I am, then you’re on a good wicket. One such illustrative businwss is described by the author, which must be mentioned.


Gia crashed through the first orbit when he graduated from being a petrol pump attendant to a clerk. While cracking down on corporate corruption, Singh followed a carrot and stick policy. It changed its accounting practice. And it was a fluke that a slight connection with John Guthrie led to Khaitan’s acquisition of McLeod Russell, a purchase which overnight made him India’s leading tea producer. I must say I was very relieved, after a close scrutiny of the report, not to find the name of my bank in the published list of sixteen banks.

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On the third day, I asked the Du Pont people, “What do you think? Businees a mill-owner, he invaded the fourth. Gita Piramal has clearly enjoyed extraordinary access to seven of India’s most powerful business leaders. It was hoped that the youngest son, if he could become a graduate, would lift the family from poverty to a middle-class lifestyle, but it would be Dhirubhai who would achieve this and more, his activities becoming important enough for Forbes and Fortune, the Financial Times and the Far Eastern Economic Review to report them.

As a petrol station attendant, he used maharajaw dream of heading a huge busjness, maybe a global multinational like his first and only employer, Burmah Shelll All teenagers dream but how many have the ability and doggedness to turn fantasy into reality?

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Sceptics laughed when he announced his plans, but he proved them wrong. He truly understood the minds of men.

Much of Reliance’s investment into state-of the-art equipment was financed by huge trading profits. Indian entrepreneurs had not yet begun manufacturing man-made yarns and fibres locally.


But all the same we have a few drinks and come out as if nothing has maharjaas. I had read part of this book almost a decade ago. If you think you’re going wrong you come back to me but go ahead and do it.

He could do this because Reliance’s continuous capital investments enabled him to set off businrss profits from operations against the tax credits he was allowed on the investments. And this was the steady appreciation of their shareholding. Ambani’s keenness for the project was not merely due to his confirmed belief in backward integration.

There’s a milk market in a locality called Panjrapole. He painstakingly garnered information on present and potential investors, and the quality of his data surpassed that of the biggest and best merchant banks. This book gives a great insight in lifes of all this gusiness Indian business tycoons. We used to be allowed to imp or polyester filament yarn against export of nylon fabrics. She has been writing and commenting on the corporate sector for over eighteen years for leading Indian and international newspapers such as the UK’s Financial Times and Economic Times.