• Kolkata’s Slumdog Millionaire
    Kolkata’s Slumdog Millionaire

    Her father served as a captain in the British Army but stayed back in Kolkata after independence. The family fell into poverty and slept on pavements. G Singh traces the rags to riches story of a millionaire author, speaker and philanthropist

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Millionaire Broker
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A 23-year-old started an insurance brokerage firm in 2005 in Kolkata with Rs 5 lakh borrowed from his father, with just one employee in a 100-sq-ft cabin. In 2016-17, with 35,000 clients, the company’s turnover crossed Rs 100 crore, says G Singh

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Pouches to Riches
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From making cloth pouches that traders bought for packing salt to building a Rs 200 crore turnover helmet manufacturing company, Partho Burman traces the journey of a man whose family was reduced from riches to rags at the time of partition

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The Silk Tycoon
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At 21, she became the first woman to join the family business, a flourishing chain of sari stores that was established in 1928. Within five years she doubled the revenue of the group, which currently stands at Rs 650 crore, says Usha Prasad

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Ticket to Riches
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From humble beginnings as a booking clerk at a bus stand in Ranchi, he has grown into the owner of a Rs 30 crore turnover company that operates a large fleet of inter-city buses. G Singh met the entrepreneur and asked him about his success story

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  • Sunday, November 19, 2017