Dr Swati Piramal is a woman of many parts. Scientist, industrialist, philanthropist, art enthusiast, design aficionado—she is all of these and more. MARWAR catches up with the tireless vice-chairperson of Piramal Enterprises Ltd, whose latest passion, incredulously, is enriching the Thane landscape with the splendour of a million blooms.
Mumbai owes much of its transformational journey to the cotton merchants who reigned over the city’s flourishing cotton industry from the mid-nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Among the most illustrious of them was cotton baron Ramnarain Ruia, the founding father of a business empire that survives till today. Sadly, in spite of his enormous contributions, there is little that we collectively remember of him, let alone pay him the tribute he deserves.
From investment banking and private equity to real estate—34-year-old Mayank Ruia, Director – Residential, Phoenix Mills, boasts a diverse résumé. MARWAR discovers that what truly makes this scion an unquestionable success story is the fact that he isn’t afraid to go that extra mile in his bid to taste unequivocal success.