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Who are the craziest/most awesome Indians ever?

I think 2 names have been missed out and need a mention in this list –

1) Not sure if a lot of people know about Lakshmi Mittal

His qualifications?

  • He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel making company.

 

 

  • He is also the 47th “most powerful person” of the 70 individuals named in Forbes’ “Most Powerful People” list for 2012. His daughter Vanisha Mittal‘s wedding was the second most expensive in recorded history.

 

 

 

 

  • In 2006 The Sunday Times named him “Business Person of 2006”, the Financial Times named him “Person of the Year“, and Time magazine named him “International Newsmaker of the Year 2006″. In 2007, Time magazine included him in their “100 most influential persons in the world”.

 

  • Recipient of many awards such as Padma Vibhushan from the Government of India and Entrepreneur of the year from the Wall Street Journal.

2) Let us not forget our very own Vijay Mallya here, shall we?

His qualifications?

  • Owner of the U. B. Group – a family run business which was consolidated and put on a global scale by him.

 

  • Owner of the cricket team – Royal Challengers Bangalore.

 

  • Owner of the – Sahara Force India F1 team.

 

  • Owner of a football club in the I-league – East Bengal.

 

  • Member of the Parliament in India.

 

  • He bought the Sword of Tipu Sultan in an auction in London and brought it back to India.

 

  • He also bought some of Mahatma Gandhi’s personal belongings like Gandhi’s iconic eyeglasses, a pocket watch, leather sandals he had made by hand, and a plate and bowl from which he had eaten his last meal for $1.8 million from an auction in New York.

 

  • He is considered a “Global Leader for tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum.

 

  • His interests also are in areas like distilling, pharmaceuticals, real estate, biotechnology, IT and others.

 

  • He has donated 3 KG gold to Balaji Temple in Tirupathi on his birthday.


I personally think that one has to be both crazy and awesome to be at the helm of so many things and stretch ones legs into so many areas.