Nusli Wadia

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Nusli Wadia
Born February 15, 1944 (1944-02-15) (age 71)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Businessman
Religion Zoroastrianism
Spouse(s) Maureen Wadia
Children Ness Wadia (son)
Jehangir Wadia (son)
Parents Neville Wadia (father)
Dina Jinnah (mother)
Relatives Muhammad Ali Jinnah (grandfather)
Maryam Jinnah (grandmother)

Nusli Wadia (born February 15, 1944) is an Indian Parsi entrepreneur. He is the son of Neville Wadia , Dina Jinnah . the grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Maryam Jinnah. He is the Chairman of the Wadia Group, Chairman and Managing Director of Nowrosjee Wadia & Sons Ltd and former Chairman of Bombay Dyeing, since 1977.[1]


Wadia is a member of the Wadia family, and a direct descendant of Lovji Nusserwanjee Wadia, Sir Cowasji Jehangir (Readymoney) and Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, as well as a distant relative of JRD Tata.

In 2003 Wadia accompanied his mother Dina on a visit to Pakistan, during which he visited the mausoleum of his grandfather Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Maureen Wadia, a former air hostess, who heads Gladrags magazine and is one of the forces behind the Mrs. India beauty pageant. They have two sons: Ness Wadia and Jehangir Wadia.[3] Ness Wadia is managing director of Bombay Dyeing and co-owner of Kings XI Punjab team in the IPL, and Jehangir Wadia heads Go Air.


  1. ^ "Nusli Neville Wadia Executive Profile & Biography". Businessweek. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  2. ^ Dina Wadia visits Mazar of her Father, the Quaid-i-Azam
  3. ^ Singh, Rohini (13 July 2009). "I want to consolidate: Nusli Wadia". Economic Times. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 

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