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Uday Kotak, Kotak Group

Uday Kotak, Kotak Group

03 April, 2017 Zia Haq

Executives raise a toast to technologies that trim the wage bill, such as robots. Kotak clearly doesn’t believe in ruthless automation.

Shiv Nadar, HCL

Shiv Nadar, HCL

03 April, 2017 Arindam Mukherjee

Eight young men quit DCM in 1976 to create HCL in a Delhi barsati, “akin to a garage startup”.... It went on to revolutionise Indian technology.


Dilip Shanghvi, Sun Pharma

It was a self-devised ­management style and strategic acquisitions that helped Shanghvi get to the top of the pharma business.

Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Naukri.com

Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Naukri.com

03 April, 2017 Stuti Agarwal

Quitting a corporate job, Bikhchandani started Info Edge and Indmark, ­working out of a servant’s ­quarter for which he paid his dad Rs 800.


Ratan Naval Tata, Tata sons

A bachelor known for his low-profile lifestyle, Ratan Tata’s coup against his successor last year showed he’s still the boss.

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03 April, 2017

V. Krishnamurthy, SAIL, BHEL, Maruti

Lola Nayar

“He was the high priest of public sector management. He’d turn companies around,” says biz historian Raman Mahadevan.


03 April, 2017

Adi Godrej, Godrej

Ajay Sukumaran

The consumer business has focus on three segments—homecare, haircare and personal care—across Asia, Africa and Latin America.


03 April, 2017

R.H. Patil (1937-2012) NSE

Stuti Agarwal

A firm believer in ­automation and paperless trading, Patil linked trading terminals across India using V-SAT technology.


03 April, 2017

K. Anji Reddy (1939-2013) & G.V. Prasad, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

Arushi Bedi

If the late founder Dr ReddyDr Reddy's was a ­risk-taker, CEO Prasad is credited with pushing the boundaries, ­making DRL a global player.


03 April, 2017

Rahul Bajaj, Bajaj Group

Lola Nayar

The group ranks among India’s top ten, with footmarks beyond auto: home appliances, travel, insurance, financial services­ and iron and steel.


03 April, 2017

A.M. Naik, Larsen & Toubro Ltd

Lola Nayar

Naik’s plucky support for indigenisation helped L&T become a major supplier of missiles and weapon systems.


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03 April, 2017

Azim H. Premji, Wipro

Pragya Singh

In 2010 and 2013, the Wipro chairman ­donated a total of more than Rs 28,000 crore to Azim Premji Foundation—one of the highest ­philanthropic contributions ever by an Indian.


03 April, 2017

Dr Parvinder Singh (1943-1999) Ranbaxy

Ajay Sukumaran

Parvinder didn’t induct his sons to the company’s board, instead named senior executive D.S. Brar as Ranbaxy’s CEO.


03 April, 2017

Karsanbhai Patel, Nirma

Zia Haq

Nirma surged past Hindustan Unilever and, for the better part of the 1980s, stayed ahead, courtesy Patel’s brilliance and business instincts.


03 April, 2017

Samir Jain, The Times Group

Pragya Singh

In the 1990s, Samir Jain brought in his corporatised ­approach with an ­unabashedly growth and ­profit orientation, defining media as a ­consumer product.


03 April, 2017

K.V. Kamath, ICICI

Arushi Bedi

Banking wasn’t his first choice in profession. Kamath had studied to be an engineer to join his family ­business of tile manufacturing.


03 April, 2017

Subhash Chandra, Zee Network

Zia Haq

In The Z Factor, his autobiography, Chandra barely couches his belief that business isn’t a straight path and requires one to do all it takes.


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03 April, 2017

Qimat Rai Gupta (1937-2014) Havells

Pragya Singh

Long before ‘Make in India’ was a slogan, Qimat Rai Gupta was born in a be-Indian-buy-Indian family!


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Medical workers shout slogans during a protest against removal of thousands of temporary health workers who were employed by Municipal Corporation last year for coronavirus disease duty, in Ahmedabad.

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People light candles in the formation of a red ribbon, the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV, on World AIDS Day in Kolkata.

AP Photo/Bikas Das

Medical Students & doctors hold candles to mark the World AIDS Day and demand the government to consider restructuring the academic fees according to the 2018-19 academic year, payment of COVID-risk allowance, and...

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Mohammad Umar Kumar busy in making glazed pottery items, in Srinagar. Kumar, a 26-yr old Commerce graduate, is aiming to revive the age old but dying art of glazed pottery in the Valley after learning it from an...

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Mohammad Umar Kumar busy in making glazed pottery items, in Srinagar.

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