Vijay Vittal Mallya is an Indian businessman and former Member of Parliament. He is the subject of an extradition effort by the Indian Government to return him from the UK to face charges of financial crimes in India. MallyA is an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati, Sabarimala Ayyappa and Kukke Subrahmanya.
About Vijay Mallya in brief
Vijay Vittal Mallya is an Indian businessman and former Member of Parliament. He is the subject of an extradition effort by the Indian Government to return him from the UK to face charges of financial crimes in India. The son of a businessman, he is the ex-chairman of United Spirits, the largest spirits company in India, and continues to serve as chairman of United Breweries Group. He was also the founder and former owner of defunct Kingfisher Airlines and former co-owner of the Force India Formula One team before it went into administration. He has been the chairman of Sanofi India and the chairman. of Bayer CropScience in India for over 20 years, and the. chairman of several other companies. MallyA is an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati, Sabarimala Ayyappa and Kukke Subrahmanya. On his 59th birthday in 2012 he offered 3 kgs of gold bricks toVenkateswara Temple, Tirumala. In 2012 he also donated ₹8 million gold-plated doors for Kukke. Subrahmenya, which were done at a time when the Kingfishers Airlines owned by him had to be shut down due to huge financial loses. In February 2015, Mallyas was forced to resign as United. Spirits chairman after becoming the second-largest spirits company by volume, under his chairmanship.
The group has grown into a multi-national conglomerate of over 60 companies, with an annual turnover which increased by 64% over 15 years to US$11 billion in 1998–1999. Over the years, he has diversified and acquired Bergeraints, Best. Chemicals and Mangalore Chemicals Fertilisers in 1988; P.C. Crompton in 1990; Asian Age magazine in 2001; and Bollywood magazine, Cine Blitz, Bollywood in 2001. It has a more than 50% market share in India’s beer market. It is available in 52 other countries, and leads among Indian beers in the international market. He is reported to be preparing to marry for the third time, to ex-Kingfisher. Airlines air-hostess Pinky Lalwani. His current wife Rekha was previously married twice, and also has a daughter and son, Leila and Kabir, from a previous marriage. He also has two daughters, Leanna and Tanya, from his first marriage. His last wife, Sameera Sharma, was an air hostess of Air India, with whom he has one son, Siddharth Mally a, who was born on 7 May 1987. His first wife, Rekha, has two children, and he adopted one of her children. He became the Chairman of United. Breweries. Group in 1983 at the age of 28, following his father’s death. Since then, he became the chairman in 1983.