(Last Updated on : 26/03/2012)
Indian businessmen are creating waves across the world. Indian business firms are making acquisitions abroad and spreading their antennae in various corners of the world. The first name that comes to the mind among the most prominent Indian businessmen is that of J.R.D Tata
the baton is now being carried forward by Ratan Tata
. He was one of the most enterprising Indian businessmen and a pioneer aviator and built one of the largest industrial houses of India. The next name is of Dhirubhai Ambani
whose life journey is reminiscent of the rags to riches story. Dhirubhai Ambani was an enterprising entrepreneur, who built the largest private sector company of the country. He created a global corporate group Reliance that is the first company of India that featured in Forbes 500 list. Dhirubhai Ambani is remembered as the one who rephrased the corporate history of the country.
The contribution of Kumar Mangalam Birla, the Chairman of the Aditya Birla group to Indian economy is worth mentioning. Aditya Birla group is the third largest business house of the country. Some of the major companies of this corporate group are UltraTech Cement, Grasim, Aditya Birla Nuvo, Hindalco, and Idea Cellular. Nandan Nilekani and Narayan Murthy are the pioneers of the Indian software industry Infosys. This company is a legend in India`s corporate history. Narayana Murthy
is considered as a living legend. He is the Non-Executive Chairman and one of the founders of Infosys Technologies Limited. Nandan Nilekani, CEO and managing director of Infosys has been serving as the company`s director since its foundation in the year 1981. Nandan Nilekani was the co-founder of this reputed company along with Narayan Murthy.
Chairman of Wipro Technologies, Azim H. Premji
is another Indian businessman whose success story is a source of inspiration to budding entrepreneurs. He also received the Padma Bhushan Award in the year 2005. He is regarded as an icon among Indian entrepreneurs and a source of inspiration to budding businessmen. Adi Godrej, Chairman of Godrej Group is another iconic figure of Indian business. The Ambani brothers, Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani have taken up the tradition of family business and are competent businessmen of India. Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited, is considered as the face of contemporary India. Anil Ambani, the Chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, is one of the prominent entrepreneurs of India. Subroto Roy, the head of Sahara Group is another leading businessman of India. The list also includes names like Rahul Bajaj, Naresh Goyal and Vijay Mallya
among others. Indian businessmen have made the country proud with their achievements.
Subhash Chandra Goyal is the founder of the first private television channel, Zee TV
. He was once a rice trader from Haryana
, but has transformed into a media baron and his interest now lies in theme parks, packaging, lotteries and multiplex cinema.
Lalit Suri is the chairman and the owner of the single largest hotel chains, Bharat Hotels. He is popularly known as the uncrowned hotel king of India.
Dr Verghese Kurien, also known as the "father of white revolution" won Roman Magsaysay Award. He also won the Padma Shri
in 1965, Padma Bhusan in 1966 and Padma Vibhushan
in 1999. He is also known as the milkman of India and was the pioneering force behind diary development in the country.
K.P. Singh is the chairman of DLF Group who, for his contribution to Delhi, received "Delhi Ratna". He is one of the leading real estate barons of India and is known for the leadership skills.
Apart from them there are many other notable businessmen like Adi Godrej, chairman of Godrej Group, Rahul Bajaj, the Chairman of the Bajaj Group, Ronnie Screwvala, the CEO and founder of the UTV group, Lalit Modi, the President and Managing Director of Modi Enterprises, Vijay Mallya, Chairman of the United Beverages (UB) Group and also launched the a new domestic airline called Kingfisher Airline, Naresh Goyal, the Founder Chairman of Jet Airways and many others.