Baba Kalyani

Chairman & managing director

Kalyani, 66, joined his family’s company Bharat Forge in 1972. He is credited with turning the manufacturing minnow into a US$2.5-billion global conglomerate. Kalyani, who holds an engineering master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, deftly expanded the business to include 10 factories across India, Germany, Sweden and China, and diversified interests including defence and renewable energy. 


Bharat Forge Ltd

Net worth:

US$2.5 billion