Novotel Kolkata, winner of the Best Debut and Best Design and Architecture Award for 2014, symbolises the growth trajectory that the Salarpuria Sattva Group has achieved in just two-and-a-half decades, and the rise of Apurva Salarpuria, the dynamic scion of the prolific real estate company, to whom the prestigious award is due. Young and raring to go, the 34-year-old plans to take the group to newer heights as the man at the helm of the Kolkata wing of the business.
Among Marwari entrepreneurs, while there are those whose claim to fame is a family business augmented successively over several generations, there are others who
have had nothing to start with except a dream. But sometimes a dream can be worth a million dollars, as it has been with realtor Sushil Mantri of Mantri Developers. Having delivered no less than 6,000 homes and a string of commercial spaces, all within a short span of 13 years, his company’s growth trajectory has been extraordinary.