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Reliance’s new PTA plant was under construction and would go on stream soon. Bajaj is a loner but Tara has over half a dozen joint ventures. Other businessmen’s issues might flop, but not his. Three months earlier, on March 22, the Indian Express had front-paged an article on debenture conversions entitled “Sub-rule or subversive rule’, and called on the finance minister to ‘prevent this prejudicial tendency from becoming part of the system’.

Inthe government reckoned there were ten million. Even at that time, Ambani strongly disputed this argument.

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By May 10, the pirajal between sales and availability was almost covered and the crisis was over. Who’s selling and at what price, who’s buying and at what pirwmal The embroidery business is right there. Her hard work in gathering information about these tycoons and cleverness of not revealing everything can be felt by a reader. Dhirubhai had not then heard of Bill Gates and The Road Ahead had not yet been written, but Gates’s description of a company in trouble precisely described Reliance in the mid.


Jan 06, Prateek Jain rated it really liked it. This it did on the assumption that ‘interest accrues at the time of mahagajas of the loan till the date of repayment of the said loan, and all loans shall be repaid on due dates’.

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In many ways, Ambani bridged the old and the new. The next year’s budget removed the ini mum tax. If others did not do well, perhaps, they could not export their goods.

The profits were between 15 per cent and 25 per cent net. He’s quick to break into infeclious, uninhibited laughter, to rub his hands in glee, or slap his knee to emphasize a point. He saw in it a way to improve his competitive position. Businessmen like Tatas were thrifty, while others like Vijay and Bharat Shahs were extravagant.

Much can go wrong in deals where political strings have to be pulled and mega bucks change hands, but Goenka usually gets what he wants without too many glitches. Take, pirama, example, the measured growth of Grasim and Hindalco.

According to Anil, his father’s reading habits don’t include management texts.

Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal

It would also feed a new PSF plant, coming up fast in the same complex. Of the seven profiles drawn in these pages, three are busienss rags-to-riches stories Ambani, Khaitan, And the two Shah brothers and three are about inheritors who have added to their legacies Birla, Bajaj, and Goenka. As the days went by, Goenka’s mashkars would become less enthusiastic, the smiles forced, nbani’s star was in the ascendant, but Goenka seth’s star emed to have forsaken him.

Also in finance was an old Aden hand, Gia Sheth, who had been a clerk like Dhirubhai in an export house, lndu’s brother, M.


Ambani was then thirty-four years old, Birla twenty-three. Looking them straight in the eye, Dhirubhai lashed out: Standing on the dais at the wedding reception next to Nina and Shyam, with Kokila by his side, jocularly greeting friends as they lined up to wish the happy couple, Dhirubhai’s thoughts drifted to another family wedding two years back.

The then market price for a ebenture was Rs 84, that of a share, Rs It was a question of integrating backwards.


Pranab was in the finance ministry, which does not issue licences. As far as Reliance was concerned, they had reduced access to the finance ministry.

Maharahas be very clear about it.

The last one was opened barely a couple of hours before the government announced the changed policy. That dictum-both parts of it mare also vital for speed. As far as these men are concerned, each at some point had a mentor who helped kick him upstairs. Not only that but this book explore a wide history of indian businesses from post independence era to pre globalization India.

Right from the beginning Ambani had an ambitious vision. Perhaps that’s why Dhirubhai named his company Reliance. This book gives a great insight in lifes of all this famous Indian business tycoons.