From The Family Albums of India's Business Doyens

A walk down memory lane with the doyens of business
Curated by: Prince Mathews Thomas
Published: Nov 26, 2013
From The Family Albums of India's Business Doyens

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Born in UP’s Bulandshahar, KP Singh’s early life gave no indication of his future as India’s real estate baron. His father Chaudhary Mukhtar Singh was a well-known lawyer and introduced him to the world of sports. Singh studied science at Meerut College and went to the UK to pursue aeronautical engineering. He came back and joined the Indian Army. It was much later in the 1970s that he entered the real estate sector by joining his father-in-law’s struggling fi rm. Thirty years on, he became one of the most well-known names in business, building India’s most celebrated satellite city in Gurgaon. In this picture from 1941, he is seen as a strapping young lad. Standing next to him are his sister and his uncle. Sitting in the front row (from left) are his father, mother and two aunts