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Age: 73 Years
Education: Graduation In Mechanical Engineering
Wife: Swapna Roy

Subrata Roy Sahara

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ProfessionIndustrialist
Famous ForBeing the Managing Worker and Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar
Career
Books Published • “Shanti, Sukh: Santushti”, Essays on peace of mind and happy living (1994)
• “Maan, Samman, Atmasamman”
• “Life Mantras” (February 2016)
• “Think With Me” (December 2016)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Baba-E-Rozgar Award (1992)
• Udyam Shree (1994)
• Karmaveer Samman (1995)
• National Citizen Award (2001)
• The Best Industrialist Award (2002)
• Businessmen of the Year Award (2002)
• Global Leadership Award (2004)
• ITA – TV Icon of the Year 2007
• Vishisht Rashtriya Udaan Samman (2010)
• Vocational Award for Excellence (2010) by Rotary International
• Business Icon of the Year award at the Powerbrands Hall of Fame Awards in London (2011)
• Honorary Doctorate in Business Leadership from the University of East London (2013)
• Honorary Degree of D. Litt. by Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga
• General Jury Award by the Indian Television Academy Awards

Achievements
• Subrata Roy Sahara is the proud recipient of Karmaveer Samman (1995), Udyamshree (1994), Baba-ERozgar (1992), and Noble Citizen Award (1986).
• He has received the Best Industrialist Award and Businessmen of the Year Award in 2002.
• Subrata Roy has also received Global Leadership Award in 2004.
• The businessman has been awarded with ITA – TV Icon of the year 2007.
• In 2011, Subrata Roy received the ‘Business Icon of the Year award’ at Power brands Hall of Fame Awards in London.
• In 2012, he was listed in the ‘10 most influential businessmen in India’ by the news magazine India Today.
Websitewww.subrataroysahara.com
Company Profile
NameSahara India Pariwar
IndustryConglomerate
Type of BusinessPublic
Founded in1978
HeadquarterLucknow (India)
Services• Financial services
• Construction
• Mass media
• Retailing
• IT services and outsourcing
• Hospitality
• Health Care
• Education
• Automobile
Area ServedWorld Wide
No. of Employees1.4 million+
Websitewww.sahara.in
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 June 1948 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2021) 73 Years
BirthplaceAraria, Bihar, India
NationalityIndian
HometownAraria, Bihar, India
SchoolHoly Child School in Kolkata (elementary)
College/UniversityGovernment Technical Institute, Gorakhpur
Educational QualificationGraduation in Mechanical Engineering
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseSwapna Roy (Dy. Managing Worker- personnel and welfare)
ChildrenSon(s)- Sushanto Roy and Seemanto Roy
ParentsFather- Smt. Chhabi Roy
Mother- Late Shri Sudhir Chandra Roy

Subrata Roy Sahara

Some Lesser Known Facts About Subrata Roy

  • Subrata Roy is an Indian businessman and industrialist. He is the Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar. Subrata Roy founded Sahara in the year 1978, and by 2004, the company emerged into one of the most successful conglomerates of India — making Sahara India the second largest employer in India after the Indian Railways.
  • After two decades, Subrata Roy’s company Sahara India Pariwar achieved new heights. Its success was featured by the India Today group. Subrata Roy was featured in the list of ‘10 Most Powerful People of India’. Additionally, the Sahara group expanded its operations in more than 5,000 establishments across the country — employing a workforce of around 1.4 million under the Sahara India Pariwars umbrella.
  • Subrata Roy used to sell salted snacks on his Lambretta scooter at the beginning of his career.
  • He started the journey of Sahara with just 3 workers in 1978, by 2014, Sahara became the second largest employer of India.
  • Subrata Roy started Sahara India as a single establishment in Gorakhpur.
  • He provided financial aid to 127 families of Kargil martyrs.
  • Sahara India remained the official sponsor of the Indian Cricket Team for the longest run from 2002 to 2013.
  • In 1978, Subrata Roy joined Sahara Finance and took the charge of the company in his own hands after two years.
  • In the 1990s, he moved to Lucknow which later became the base of the conglomerate.
  • The same year, Subrata Roy launched – Sahara City project covering 217 self-sufficient townships.
  • Sahara’s domain has now been expanded to financial services, real estate, media, entertainment, tourism, health care, and hospitality.
  • Subrata Roy launched Sahara TV which was later renamed as ‘Sahara One’ in 2000.
  • Presently, Sahara India has 9 crore plus investors and depositors which represent around 13 per cent of households in India.
  • In 2019, Sahara launched its own electric vehicle (EVs) brand named ‘Sahara Evols’ along with another advanced allied service.