Raj Kundra's journey from a bus conductor’s son to a rich businessman
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Raj left studies at a tender age of 18. He belonged to a lower middleclass family. His grandfather sent his father Bal Krishna to London 46 years ago. To get his ends meet, he worked in London in a cotton factory. After some time he secured a job of bus conductor to fend his family.
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His mother worked as a sales girl in a eye-glass shop. She used to take Raj along to work. She would put him to sleep on her car’s back seat while she would work in the shop.
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After some time his father opened a departmental store. After that the financial condition of his house improved. When Raj turned 18, his father wanted him to work in a restaurant as a waiter. However, Raj had some other plans. He left his home with a total capital of two thousand pounds.
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Raj first went to Nepal via Dubai. He bought 100 pashmeena shawls and took them London. He talked to a dealer and started a shawl business. In the first year itself, he earned 2 crore pounds from this business.
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After this success, he tried his hands at diamond business, infrastructure, mining etc. All his ventures were successful. In a magazines survey, he was found to be 198th richest Indian in Europe. In 2009, he bought stakes in Rajasthan Royals. And the rest is history.
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Though his name has cropped up in the embarrassing scandal, his success story is still inspirational for millions of commoners who want to do something in life.