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"In life as in cricket, complacency or overconfidence is lethal. As Indian markets go up, the same is true. It is said that only the paranoid survive"
Team BT   Delhi     Print Edition: July 16, 2017
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Uday Kotak [Photo: Raj Verma]

"In life as in cricket, complacency or overconfidence is lethal. As Indian markets go up, the same is true. It is said that only the paranoid survive"

Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank

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