Former salesman Ramesh Juneja started his career at pharma firm Lupin but left in 1983 to start his own generics venture with 2 brothers. The siblings fell out, and he and one younger brother Rajeev pooled their savings of $80,000 to start Mankind Pharma in 1996. Today it is among the country's top 10 pharma firms, with revenues of $385 million, known for making cheap medicines made available in the smallest of towns. Its portfolio of 300 products includes over-the-counter medicines such as emergency contraceptive pill Unwanted-72 and pregnancy kit Prega News. While Mankind is privately held, the brothers sold a minority stake to a private equity firm in 2007.