Nusli Wadia

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Nusli Wadia
Born 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 is an Indian Parsi entrepreneur and textile magnate who has real estate interests. He is the son of Neville Wadia and Dina Jinnah. He is the grandson of Founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The Economic Times once described Nusli Wadia as "the epitome of South Mumbai's old money and genteel respectability".[1]

Career[edit]

Nusli Wadia is the chairman and majority owner of Bombay Dyeing, a major Indian textile company, and has holdings in real estate across Mumbai.

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. On January 19, 2007, Nusli Wadia was involved with carrying a gun with live bullets on plane, he was flying from Mumbai to Dubai.[2]

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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Nusli was born to mother Dina Jinnah a Muslim and father Neville Wadia a Parsi. He is the grand son of Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Maryam Jinnah.

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.[4] 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Rohini (13 July 2009). "Nusli Wadia, finally: Up close & personal". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  2. ^ India airline gun security breach - BBC News
  3. ^ Dina Wadia visits Mazar of her Father, the Quaid-i-Azam
  4. ^ Singh, Rohini (13 July 2009). "I want to consolidate: Nusli Wadia". Economic Times. Retrieved 2009-07-13.