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Karsanbhai Patel

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Net worth 2018: $3.51 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Residence: Ahmedabad, India
Country: India
Children: 3

Karsanbhai Patel was born in Ahmedabad, India, India. Karsanbhai Patel is #619 in List Billionaires People In The World. Low-profile founder of Nirma, Karsanbhai Patel, got his start mixing detergents in his backyard and selling them door-to-door on his bicycle. His low-price Nirma brand sparked a detergents war with bigger rivals such as Unilever and Procter & Gamble. Today Nirma is one of the largest producers of soda ash in the world. Patel has long handed over operations to the next generation and took the company private in 2012. In 2016 Nirma acquired the Indian operations of French cement major Lafarge for $1.4 billion.


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In 2017, Karsanbhai was ranked #38 by Forbes magazine, for the list of India's Richest persons ($ 640 million)


It was also announced on June 7, 2013 that he bought 40 crores six-seater chopper


Patel has been conferred with Padma Shri Award for the year 2010


In 2009, Karsanbhai was ranked #92 by Forbes magazine, for the list of India's Richest persons


The Nirmalabs education project, aimed at training and incubating entrepreneurs, was launched in 2004


An Institute of Management followed, with the entire structure being consolidated under the Nirma University of Science and Technology in 2003, overseen by the Nirma Education and Research Foundation


In 2001, Karsanbhai was awarded an honorary doctorate by Florida Atlantic University, recognizing his exceptional entrepreneurial and philanthropic accomplishments


In 1995, Karsanbhai started the Nirma Institute of Technology in Ahmedabad, which grew into a leading engineering college in Gujarat


In 1990, the Federation of Association of Small Scale Industries of India (FASII), New Delhi, awarded him the 'Udyog Ratna' award


In 1969, Karsanbhai started selling detergent powder, manufactured and packaged in his backyard


Karsanbhai Khodidas Patel (born 1945, Ruppur, Mehsana, Gujarat) is an Indian industrialist, founder of the Rs

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