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January 17, 2011 3:44 by

Micky Jagtiani

The pair are close business associates and friends, and are often seen side by side, along with Jagtiani’s wife Renuka – also a part of the Landmark Group. “While Micky has given unconditional support, Renuka has taught me on how to approach things. I owe a lot to them,” says Beig.

Micky Jagtiani is a big big shot. He appeared on the Forbe’s billionaire list in 2008, with an estimated net worth of $2 billion, making him the world’s 16th richest Indian. But life wasn’t always so good. He started out as a taxi driver, before launching a retail business with a $6,000 inheritance. The first store was Bahrain in 1973, and there are now more than 840 stores across the Gulf, India, China, Spain, and Pakistan.

Being rich and in retail, it won’t surprise you that in 2008 he bought 6 percent of UK high street retailer Debenhams. A company that is chaired by one…


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