Vittal Mallya (Vijay Mallya’s father) Age, Family, Biography & More
|Full Name||Vittal 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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Date of Birth||Year, 1924|
|Birth Place||Bantwal, Karnataka, India|
|Date of Death||13 October 1983|
|Place of Death||The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Age (at the time of death)||59 Years|
|Death Cause||Heart Attack|
|Hometown||Bantwal, Karnataka, India|
|School||The Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand|
|University||Presidency University, Kolkata|
|Caste||Brahmin (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|
|Affair/Girlfriend||Ritu Mallya (Lawyer and businesswoman)|
|Wives/Spouse(s)||First Wife- Lalitha Ramaiah Mallya
Second Wife- Name Not Known
Third Wife- Kailash Advani aka Ritu Mallya (Lawyer and Businesswoman)
|Children||Son- Vijay Mallya (from Lalitha Ramaiah Mallya)
|Parents||Father- Bantwal Ganapathi Mallya (Army Doctor, Died)
Mother- Devi Mallya
|Siblings||2 (Both are elder)|
Some 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.