Father’s Day 2022: From Premji to Mittal, a look at father-son/daughter duos of Indian business

Father's Day is observed to honour our fathers' contributions to our lives and to recognise the sacrifices they make.

Akshata Murthy

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Akshata Murthy

8. Akshata Murthy

Father: Narayan Murthy

What they’re doing now: Senior Associate at Siderian

In addition to her position as a Senior Associate at Siderian, Akshata owns a 1.4 percent ownership in her father's company, Infosys.

 

Nisa Godrej

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Nisa Godrej

7. Nisa Godrej

Father: Adi Godrej

What they’re doing now: Executive Director of Godrej Consumer Products

Nisa manages over 20,000 people for the Godrej Group, in addition to volunteering at Dasra, an organisation that encourages girl education.

 

Roshni Nadar

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Roshni Nadar

6. Roshni Nadar

Father: Shiv Nadar

What they’re doing now: CEO of HCL group

Roshni was promoted to the position of Executive Director. Roshni, the sole child of her billionaire father, is also in charge of the Shiv Nadar Foundation's educational activities.

 

Ananyashree Birla

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Ananyashree Birla

5. Ananyashree Birla

Father: Kumar Mangalam Birla

What they’re doing now: Svatantra Microfin Pvt.

Ananyashree, 21, founded Svatantra Microfin Pvt. two years ago after deciding to become a social entrepreneur. This little enterprise, backed by her millionaire father, provides financing to the rural poor to start their own business.

 

Kavin Bharti Mittal

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Kavin Bharti Mittal

4. Kavin Bharti Mittal

Father: Sunil Mittal

What they're up to right now: Hike Messenger's CEO

Instead of joining Bharti Airtel, Kavin went his own way and founded Hike Messenger, a free chat service with over 35 million users.

 

Aalok Shanghavi

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Aalok Shanghavi

3. Aalok Shanghavi

Father: Dilip Shanghavi

What they're up to right now: Sun Pharmaceuticals' Senior General Manager of International Marketing

Apart from working at Sun Pharma, this 27-year-old has started his own solar panel manufacturing company, PV Powertech.

 

Aditya Mittal

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Aditya Mittal

2. Aditya Mittal

Father: Lakshmi Mittal

What they're doing now: ArcelorMittal CFO 

Aditya joined his father's company in 1997 and quickly ascended through the ranks, demonstrating leadership characteristics and a business acumen akin to his father.

 

Rishad Premji

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Rishad Premji

1. Rishad Premji

Father: Azim Premji

What they're up to right now: Wipro's Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member

Rishad began his career in banking as a manager after going through the same Wipro interview process as everyone else. And take a look at where the hardworking adolescent has ended up!

 

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