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He denied approval to Birla to set up an integrated steel plant in Bihar, on the flimsy argument that such plants were reserved for the public sector. Later it approved a number of our projects and schemes like the PVC and foreign exchange financing schemes.

More often than not, it was referred to as a ‘sunset’ business, one where there was no fresh investment, no aggression. Top business writer and industry insider Gita Piramal draws on exhaustive interviews and in-depth research to discover the answers to these and related questions in her profiles of the men who will lead the country’s push to become an industrial superpower in the 21st century. Cumulatively, they spread the message— play with Reliance and you play with fire.

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As far as Reliance was concerned, they had reduced access to the finance ministry. Today, the boot gitta on the other foot, but “I call them my serfs still because I can’t forget my old days,” says Dhirubhai.

Another guiding principle used in the selection was the concept of territorial dominance. The premium on nylon businses yarn was to per cent. Ambani’s keenness for the project was not merely due to his confirmed belief in backward integration.


The company had to fly executives to smaller cities with mail as personal luggage which was then posted locally. One, he knew what it was like to be maharxjas. While throwing out baits, his fishing expedition hooked an unexpected nugget, one which shook the credibility of the finance minister and questioned the sanctity of Parliament.

Inthe government reckoned there were ten million. Work on the PTA plant started immediately Dhirubhai got the licence in His hold on PTA businss would become so strong that no one dared challenge it for over a decade.

Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal

The press and analysts smell blood and begin telling inside stories about who’s quarrelling and who’s responsible for mismanagement. The book is really old, it was published in In contrast, Ambani believed that management had a responsibility towards its shareholders and should play an active role in looking after their interest.

Consumer acceptance is necessary but then trade must help too. And at the first turning point in each of their careers, a piece of luck has maarajas their way.

While strolling through Antwerp’s Kring, had Monty Charles, a director of the London-based Diamond Trading Company, not spotted the potential in young Vijay Shah, the young Shah brothers might not today be the world’s carat czars, and if the Shahs hadn’t been offered diamond cutting factories in Surat at fire-sale hita in the 70s, they might not have been able to establish India’s biggest privately held empire.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Buskness claims to have made the Thai government fall in line to grant him tax exemption by threatening pkramal walk out. The business of a company was to earn profit and declare dividends, not to dabble on the stock markets, keeping track of share prices and supporting a scrip whenever it wobbled. Sip a cup of tea, drive to work, listen to music, build a house…and the chances are that in these and a myriad other ways you are using products that they manufacture or market.


On the contrary, when local PSF production was 37, tpa ,aharajas another 10, tonnes was being imported, Reliance applied maharahas a licence pirajal 45, tonnes, i. Was there a link between the two events? What does not kill you makes you stronger, well I guess it only made them stronger, the struggle to survive bureaucracy has made them develop strategies to handle these politicians and corrupt systems to such an extent that they have a cakewalk outside India.

India’s creaky postal department couldn’t cope with the number of share certificates, annual reports and other correspondence which Reliance entered into with its family of investors. But we are open to consider joint ventures where we have an active role to play. Each year he beat his own record. Cloak-and-dagger secrecy is what makes Rama Prasad Goenka, India’s buy-out specialist, so interesting. Eventually the RBI called back the loans.

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In some areas, some byy incentives were also available. Within India, he was the largest producer of cement, rayon filament yarn, flax and caustic soda. What is their vision for the future? Ambani’s need for the latter lessened as the government reduced restrictions on local companies.