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Who is India's greatest businessman?

March 10, 2006

Some are a rags-to-riches story, others extraordinary minds, yet others possessed of a pioneering spirit that has influenced the lives of millions.

They all have -- or had -- that rare acumen for entrepreneurship that has made them legends in business folklore.

Yes, India too has its share of extraordinary entrepreneurs and wealth creators:

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Jamsetji Tata, founder of the Tata empire; Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of Reliance group; J R D Tata, who took the Tata group to unprecedented heights; G D Birla, founder of the Birla group; L N Mittal, chairman of the world's largest steel company; N R Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys Technologies; Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the Aditya Birla Group; Verghese Kurien , father of India's Operation Flood and former chief of Amul; Ratan Tata, who has taken the Tata group even further ; Azim Premji, the Wipro czar; Vijay Mallya, UB group's flamboyant chairman; Subhash Chandra, founder of the Zee group . . . and many others.

But who among them has had the biggest impact on India? Who do you think is -- or has been -- India's greatest entrepreneur?

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Number of User Comments: 211

Sub: best business man

hi to judge who is the best business man, among the mentioned above it needs to go througly the biogoraphy of each and every person. ...

Posted by sameer

Sub: everyone is great among themselves

I would say every one is gr8 and we shouldn't compare them, as comparing them is like insulting them, we shouldn't praise someone by comparing ...

Posted by milan rai


According to me the business man in India is undoubtedly Shri VIJAY MALLYA. The main reason is I cannot tell. it is beyondd words. ...


Sub: Dhirubhai ambani

Dhirubhai ambani

Posted by Dhirubhai ambani

Sub: hi

Who else than JRD, he is man of vision , perfection, who brings an empire of industry from none and made a whole biggest way ...

Posted by Rajes



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