Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has celebrated his 50th birth anniversary. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is one of India’s billionaires. CNBC-TV18’s managing editor Udayan Mukherjee has taken interview of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. During the interview when editor asked him about who do you consider hot, that time he answered Sushmita Sen.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is Indian Chartered Accountant by qualification, but he is professionally an investor and trader. In the year 2007, Forbes rated him as India’s 51st and the world’s 1062 richest man with wealth of $1.1 billion. He is also one of the most well-known and appreciated equity investors in India and directs his own portfolio as a partner in his asset management firm, Rare Enterprises. He is marked by the media as ‘India’s Warren Buffett’.
Mr Jhunjhunwala resides at Malabar Hill and his office is located at Nariman Point in South Mumbai. Mostly, he appears on different business channels on television for sharing his ideas and opinions on the Indian markets. He is famous with the investing circles as ‘Rocky’ and with his close associates as ‘Bhaiyya’. He considers Mr Radhakrishnan Damani as his guru (adviser) and best friend.
Mr. Rakesh celebrated his 50th birthday with style and a big heart. He just invited his friends and families in a plane and headed straight to Mauritius. The guests were first greeted at the airport and the hotel with exotic dancers. And each day and each night was a new party with a different theme. One night was a casino night, another a Roop Kumar and Sunali Rathod special and then he had Rahat Fateh Ali Khan fly down with his entire troop. Even the set would change for the concerts every evening.
During his birthday, from fireworks in the nights to carnivals on the beach, ‘bhaiya’ played big brother to the young and old. If champagne flowed like mineral water so did the malts and the cigars. Family and friends did their bit too. The family place together a skit called Pachas (50) Ke Sholay. His little twins Aryaman and Aryaveer also participated with their granny Urmila Jhunjhunwala. His older brother Rajesh ensured that nobody missed the famous Breach Candy paan and he carted the paanwala chacha to the exotic island.
Tina Ambani to Kishore Biyani to Bhaskar Bhat was also invited for this event. Aarti Surendranath was sporting enough to party in a wheel chair. A dance floor a little submerged into the pool was irresistible. Kamlesh and Kaushika Hemdev, Harinder and Sangeeta Singh, Akshay Kumar’s elegant sister Alka Bhatia along with high profile builder Surendra Hiranandani, Ajit Agarkar and many, many others were seen grooving to the wild music of DJ Suketu on the wet dance floor.
In the interview with CNBC-TV18’s managing editor Udayan Mukherjee, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala admits that “age” hasn’t mellowed him down nor has it stopped him from being a ladies’ man.
Below is a word-for-word report of interview:
Udayan Mukherjee: A belated Happy Birthday.
Jhunjhunwala: Thank you.
Udayan Mukherjee: Has age mellowed you?
Jhunjhunwala: I don’t think it is mellowing me. Let me admit it’s humbling me.
Udayan Mukherjee: What to your mind are your best and worst qualities?
Jhunjhunwala: I think my worst qualities are my personal habits, my anger. In 22 years of marriage I must have shouted at Rekha [wife] at least 2200 times and Rekha would have shouted back only 2 times.
Udayan Mukherjee: Are you a ladies’ man?
Jhunjhunwala: Are you not?
Udayan Mukherjee: I am doing the interview; I am asking the questions today, it’s your 50th birthday.
Jhunjhunwala: Ya, I am a ladies’ man—who doesn’t like to talk to ladies?
Udayan Mukherjee: Who do you consider hot?
Jhunjhunwala: Sushmita Sen.
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