Subrata Roy Sahara (born 1948) the Founder and Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar, popularly known as 'Saharasri', is one of the most successful, bold, vociferous and talked-about corporate tycoon and guardian of an well-established corporate empire. When he laid the foundation of Sahara India Pariwar in 1978 with a capital of Rs.2000 (about $32) and three workers, who would have imagined his company’s meteoric rise to a worth of Rs.1,80,000 crore (about $27 billion) within a span of thirty-eight years!
A teacher, guide and a proud guardian to his over 1.2 million fellow workers, he ascribes his success to his philosophy of ‘Collective Materialism’ which means continuous collective growth for collective sharing and caring.
‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara, the Founder and Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar has creatively utilized his undeserving and unfortunate custody period in either completing unfinished writing work or writing new thought provoking books.
Renowned institutions like Harvard School of Business, USA; the Indian Institutes of Technology; the Indian Institutes of Management; and Banaras Hindu University have invited him to address their faculty and students, besides which, a host of awards have been bestowed on him that include the ‘Indian Business Icon of the Year’ at the Powerbrands Hall of Fame Awards in London; the Doctor of Business (honoris causa) by the University of East London; and the highest honorary degree, ‘D.Litt.’ by the Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Bihar for his contributions in various fields.
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