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 former owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket team. The son of businessman Vittal Mallya , he is the ex-chairman of United Spirits , the largest spirits company in India, and continues to serve as chairman of United Breweries Group , an Indian conglomerate with interests including beverage alcohol , aviation infrastructure, real estate and fertilizer. He has been the chairman of Sanofi India previously known as Hoechst AG and Aventis and the chairman of Bayer CropScience in India for over 20 years, and the chairman of several other companies. Xavier's College, Kolkata ,   where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours in
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In , he was a Member of the Rajya Sabha. He has served as the chairman for various other companies like Sanofi multinational pharmaceutical company , Bayer CropScience German pharmaceutical company for more than 20 years.
Vijay was born into a Konkani Brahmin Hindu family of Karnataka. Vittal Mallya was married thrice in his lifetime, and Vijay Mallya was the son of his first wife, Lalitha Mallya. Vijay Mallya with his father, Vittal Mallya. Vijay Mallya with his mother, Lalitha Mallya. Vijay Mallya with his stepmother Ritu Mallya. However, the couple divorced within a year of their marriage.
Vijay Mallya and Rekha have two daughters, Leanna and Tanya. Vijay Mallya with his girlfriend Pinky Lalwani in saree. At the age of 28, Mallya lost his father, Vittal Mallya to a heart attack. After the death of his father, in , he became the chairman of the United Breweries Group in As a chairman of the United Breweries Group, he focused on Alcohol business which was regarded to be having much more profitable than the core businesses involved.
It is the most consumed beer in India and is also available in 52 other countries. In , when the Indian domestic-airlines market was in its least favorable circumstances, Mallya initiated Kingfisher Airlines with world-class facilities and the airlines became an instant hit. Later, Kingfisher airlines started international flights; which became a drastic downfall for the company.
The company began incurring significant losses and accumulated enormous debt. The airlines shut down on October , and it even failed to pay the salaries of their employees. Mallya joined Akhil Bharata Janata Dal in In , he became associated with the Janta Party lead by Subramanian Swami. In , with support from Congress Party and the Janta Dal, Mallya contested as an independent candidate from Karnataka. He won and was elected to Rajya Sabha. Eventually, Mallya resigned from his post, as a Rajya Sabha MP, following allegations of fraudulent dealings and money laundering leveled against him.
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He is also a member of the parliament. Vijay Mallya was born on 18th December in Kolkata, India. He went to St. Even during his studies his deep interest in the family business resulted in an increased understanding of managing a business. He let go of the loss bearing businesses and devoted his complete attention on the primary business of selling alcohol. His beer is offered in 52 other countries besides India and is one of the leading Indian beers.
Vijay Mallya Biography
In , he was a Member of the Rajya Sabha. He has served as the chairman for various other companies like Sanofi multinational pharmaceutical company , Bayer CropScience German pharmaceutical company for more than 20 years. Vijay was born into a Konkani Brahmin Hindu family of Karnataka. Vittal Mallya was married thrice in his lifetime, and Vijay Mallya was the son of his first wife, Lalitha Mallya.