Shanghvi is one of the most interesting and least-understood business minds whose journey has been shrouded in mystery because of his reticence.
Based on interviews with over 150 friends, family members, rivals, former aides and Shanghvi himself-the book traces his transformation from a quiet, curious child working in his father's small shop to an astute strategist, who built India's largest pharma company, Sun Pharma, despite being untrained in science.
The tale unravels his contrarian and controversial bets that made Sun a global force, and him a 'turn-around' artist. It reveals the riveting story of the fiercely intense personality that lies beneath his calm demeanour; of friends and family Shanghvi started his company with-the hurt and emotional conflicts surrounding their separation-and how Shanghvi staked his closest relationships to professionalize Sun.
This book is an extraordinary story of an ordinary man, who chooses to stay 'anti-famous'. He would rather have his face go unrecognized, his story go untold. But at a time when a billion dreams are simmering in an aspiring India, this tale is for everyone who has nursed a secret dream, an insanely bold one.