From Nadars to Premjis to Ambanis — here are the 10 biggest father-children run businesses in India

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From Nadars to Premjis to Ambanis — here are the 10 biggest father-children run businesses in India
Father’s day is just around the corner and social media is beaming with emotional tribute to dads. On this father’s day, Business Insider India has curated a list of 10 father-children teams who have built business empires together.
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The Nadars

The Nadars
India TV

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the chairperson of HCL Technologies and the first woman to lead a listed IT company in India. She is the daughter of HCL founder Shiv Nadar, who resigned as the managing director and director of the company in 2021.

Reliance Industries

Reliance Industries
Celebrity Net Worth

Mukesh Ambani has been leading the Dhirubhai Ambani-founded Reliance Industries. His three children — Isha, Akash and Anant — are on the board of directors of Reliance. Isha holds leadership roles in Reliance Jio and Reliance Foundation while Akash is director and head of Strategy at Reliance Jio.

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Premji’s

Premji’s
Starsunfolded

Wipro's founder-chairman Azim Premji retired in 2019 and passed on the baton to his son Rishad Premji, who has been the chairperson of Wipro since July 2019. His other son Tariq Premji is the vice president of Azim Premji Endowment Fund.

Piramal

Piramal
Piramal

Ajay Piramal is the chairperson of the Piramal Group. His daughter Nandini Piramal is the executive director of Piramal Enterprises and leads the over-the-counter drug business. Anand Piramal is a director of Piramal Group, Piramal Enterprises and is also the founder of Piramal Realty.

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Godrej

Godrej
Godrej

Godrej was founded by Ardeshir Godrej and Pirojsha Burjorji Godrej in 1897. The business is currently managed by Pirojsha Burjorji Godre’s children Adi Godrej, Nadir Godrej and their cousin Jamshyd Godrej.


Sun Pharma

Sun Pharma
BCCL/BI India

Dilip Shanghvi, founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals, has been setting a succession plan for years. Three years after his son Aalok Shanghvi was inducted as emerging markets head of Sun Pharma, his daughter Vidhi Salgaocar was appointed as head of the consumer healthcare business in 2018.

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Wockhardt

Wockhardt
Wockhardt Ltd

Dr Habil Khorakiwala founded Wockhardt in 1967. His children are also on the company’s board. Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala is the CEO of Wockhardt Foundation, Dr Murtaza Khorakiwala is the MD at Wockhardt and Zahabiya Khorakiwala is the MD of Wockhardt Hospitals.

Cipla

Cipla
BCCL/BI India

Dr Khwaja Abdul Hamied founded Cipla in 1898 and his son Yusuf Hamied headed the company after him for 52 years. Yusuf’s son M K Hamied has been managing the business now, and his daughter Samina Hamied is the third-generation scion at Cipla.

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Bikanervala

Bikanervala
Bikanervala

Lala Kedarnath Aggarwal moved to Delhi from Bikaner to earn a livelihood back in 1947. His traditional sweet and savory trolley in Chandni Chowk is today a chain of restaurants run by son Shyam Sundar Aggarwal and grandson Manish Aggarwal.

Aakash Institute

Aakash Institute
Global Prime News

JC Chaudhary founded Aakash Educational Institute — now acquired by Byju’s — back in 1988. His son, Aakash Chaudhary, started working in the company back in 2006 and has been at it since then.

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