Desh Bandhu Gupta

Desh Bandhu Gupta
Desh Bandhu Gupta
Vikas Khot
At a Glance
  • Age
  • Earnings
    $3200 Million
  • Source of earnings
  • Marital Status
  • Children
  • Residence

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#19 India Rich List 2013


Lupin was started in 1968 as a small vitamin company with a $120 investment by Desh Bandhu Gupta, who was then an assistant professor at the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences. He refocused on anti-TB drugs and became a global leader in this neglected segment, just as its incidence was rising in several parts of the world. In a well-planned succession, DBG, as he is popularly called, handed over charge of the now $1.7 billion (revenues) generics-maker to daughter Vinita and son Nilesh in September. DBG remains chairman. Shares of the company, up by 60% in past year on rising profits, boosted his wealth by $850 million.

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