interest in chemistry blossomed at the shed. He founded a chemical
company, UPL, in 1969 in Vapi with a mere Rs 4 lakh and 20-26 employees
to produce red phosphorus, which was used for making match box.
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Samir Mehta: Executive Chairman, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Best CEO: Pharma Sector
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Sunil Duggal: CEO, Dabur Best CEO: FMCG
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Shobhana Ramachandhran: Managing Director, TVS Srichakra BEST CEO: Auto Ancillaries
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Sudhir Mehta: CEO, Torrent Power Best CEO: Power
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Sunil Mittal: Chairman, Bharti Airtel Best CEO: Telecom
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