Vittal Mallya (Vijay Mallya’s father) Age, Family, Biography & More

Vittal Mallya

Full NameVittal Mallya
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1924
Birth PlaceBantwal, Karnataka, India
Date of Death13 October 1983
Place of DeathThe Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death)59 Years
Death CauseHeart Attack
HometownBantwal, Karnataka, India
SchoolThe Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
UniversityPresidency University, Kolkata
Educational QualificationGraduate
CasteBrahmin (Goud Saraswat)
Controversies• Business rivals claimed that he made whisky by using molasses instead of using malted grains to maximize profits which is very harmful to health.
• In 1980, his name was linked to former Chief Minister of Maharashtra 'Abdul Rahman Antulay' in case of taking controversial decisions on the supply of alcohol.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affair/GirlfriendRitu Mallya (Lawyer and businesswoman)
Wives/Spouse(s)First Wife- Lalitha Ramaiah Mallya
Vittal Mallya wife Lalitha Ramaiah Mallya posing with Chris Gayle
Second Wife- Name Not Known
Third Wife- Kailash Advani aka Ritu Mallya (Lawyer and Businesswoman)
Vittal Mallya wife Ritu Mallya and son Vijay Mallya
ChildrenSon- Vijay Mallya (from Lalitha Ramaiah Mallya)
Vijay Mallya
Daughter- N/A
ParentsFather- Bantwal Ganapathi Mallya (Army Doctor, Died)
Mother- Devi Mallya
Siblings2 (Both are elder)

Vittal Mallya with his son Vijay MallyaSome Lesser Known Facts About Vittal Mallya

  • Did Vittal Mallya smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Vittal Mallya drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Vittal was the father of business tycoon ‘Vijay Mallya.’
  • After completing studies, Vittal went to Europe for 2 years to become the part of Europe’s traditional trip ‘Grand Tour.’
  • In the mid-1940s, he began to acquire the shares of the conglomerate company ‘United Breweries Holdings Limited’ (UBHL).
  • In 1947, he became the first Indian director of ‘United Breweries Group.’
  • In 1948, Vittal was elected the chairman of the ‘R.G.N. Price & Company.’
  • In 1950, he began to acquire the products of ‘Kissan.’
  • In 1951, he acquired the rum manufacturing company ‘McDowell & Company Limited.’
  • In 1952, he went to Bangalore and began to acquire small distilleries and breweries.
  • Vittal later established some new breweries in different states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, and Bihar.
  • In the 1960s, he came back to Kolkata and acquired some other companies like ‘Carew & Company (Bangladesh) Limited’ and ‘Phipson & Company Private Limited.’
  • He took 2 acres of land on rent from the Jammu & Kashmir Government for starting a nursery. He then started distributing the seedlings of hops to the farmers of Kashmir.
  • In the 1970s, he acquired ‘Herbertsons Limited.’
  • In 1977, he established some more new breweries like Punjab, Premier, Indo-Lowenbrau, and Jupiter and distilleries in cities like Serampore, Mirganj, Alwar, and Udaipur.
  • Vittal also set up a new plant in Puducherry and gave competition to the first brewery of Asia ‘Mohan Meakin’ for the title of ‘King of Beer and Liquor.’
  • With the help of Pharmaceutical company ‘Hoechst AG’, he was elected as the chairman of ‘British Paints.’
  • He was also elected as the chairman of ‘Malayalam Plantations’ and ‘India Sewing Machine Company.’
  • He became the director of a private company ‘Bush Boake Allen Inc.’ that produces flavours.
  • In 1983, Vittal died due to the heart attack in ‘The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel’ in Mumbai, India.