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Raj Kundra's journey from a bus conductor’s son to a rich businessman

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  • Jun 07, 2013, 09:34 AM IST
Raj Kundra's journey from a bus conductor’s son to a rich businessman
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New Delhi: British businessman Raj Kundra is caught up in a big controversy as his name has surfaced in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. According to Delhi Police, he has admitted to have betted in matches along with his friend Umesh Goenka.

Though, Raj Kundra apparently tried to earn quick bucks in the IPL. However, his rise from a son of migrant to one of the richest Indians of Britain was not by luck. The self-made businessman worked his heart out to reach where he currently is.

 

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    Raj Kundra's journey from a bus conductor’s son to a rich businessman

    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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    Raj Kundra's journey from a bus conductor’s son to a rich businessman

    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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    Raj Kundra's journey from a bus conductor’s son to a rich businessman

    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 Kundra's journey from a bus conductor’s son to a rich businessman

    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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    Raj Kundra's journey from a bus conductor’s son to a rich businessman

    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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    Raj Kundra's journey from a bus conductor’s son to a rich businessman

    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.

     

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