Date Of Birth: 1955-12-18, Occupation: Politician | Promoter | Entrepreneur | Businessperson » Vijay Mallya is an industrialist and a second-time member of India's parliament. He is the chairman of the UB Group – one of India's largest conglomerates, with diverse interests in brewing, distilling, aviation, pharmaceuticals, real estate, engineering, fertilizers, biotechnology and information technology.
He is the son of industrialist Vittal Mallya. He took over as the chairman of the company at the age of 28 after his father's sudden demise in 1983.
Mallya attended La Martiniere for Boys school in Calcutta (La Martiniere Calcutta), where he was appointed House Captain (Hastings house) in his final year. He went up to St. Xavier's College, Kolkata., from which he graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce degree. While in college, Mallya was interning in his family businesses. After he graduated, he interned at the American part of Hoechst in the United States.
At the time of his father's death, Mallya was unanimously elected...