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Rajat Gupta pens inside story of his rise and fall

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April 12, 2016 14:01 IST
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The memoir tells the story of his meteoric rise and equally dramatic fall.

The memoirs of India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, who was charged in the largest insider trading case in the history of the United States, is set to be published by Juggernaut Books.

The Indian Institute of Technology and Harvard-educated 67-year-old former head of McKinsey worldwide was recently released after serving a two-year prison term beginning June, 2014.

He was convicted in a high profile trail in 2012 of passing confidential boardroom information to his one-time friend and business associate Raj Rajaratnam.

The memoir tells the story of his meteoric rise and equally dramatic fall and the lessons he learned from this journey - from the hardships of his childhood to his unprecedented success in corporate America (where he was the first Indian to head a global company) and his years in prison, publishers said in a statement on Monday. 

For nine years, Gupta ran the influential management consultancy and was globally considered one of the leading minds in business strategy.

“Rajat Gupta was a corporate hero and role model in India and the country has been eagerly waiting to hear his side of the story. Juggernaut is delighted to be publishing this landmark book,” publisher Chiki Sarkar said.

Gupta has been the driving force behind major philanthropic initiatives in India such as the Indian School of Business and the Public Health Foundation of India.

He also chaired the Advisory Board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

“My life has had many ups and downs and in this book I want to talk about my struggles and how I've found solace and strength. How do you act without attachment? Help others without expectation? And forgive without bitterness? How do you maintain peace and dignity in the most difficult circumstances? These questions permeate all of our lives. I hope the youth in particular will benefit from the learnings in my journey,” Gupta said in a statement.

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