Venugopal Dhoot

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Venugopal Dhoot (born 30 September 1951 in Bombay, India (now Mumbai)) is an Indian businessman. According to Forbes Magazine, his wealth in 2013 is $1.25 billion.[1] He is said to be the thirty eighth richest man in India.[citation needed]

He is an alumnus of the College of Engineering, Pune, India. He is married to Rama Dhoot and has two children, Anirudh and Surbhi.

Career[edit]

His father, the late Nandlal Madhavlal Dhoot, was an Indian industrialist who made his earlier fortune in the sugarcane and cotton industry. Nandlal Dhoot was the founder of Videocon Corporation and other businesses ventures such as Videocon Electronics. The company's major breakthrough came when it received one of India's first licenses to manufacture color televisions.

Personal life[edit]

Venugopal Dhoot is an avid cricket fan and accomplished flautist. The Videocon School of Cricket launched in Kolkata, India under the guidance of former Indian Cricket Captain, Saurav Ganguly, trains and promotes young cricketers of India in the age group of 10 to 17. Venugopal Dhoot is also an environmental enthusiast who is credited for completing a project for planting 2,000,000 teak trees across India. His brother, Rajkumar Dhoot, is a member of the Indian Parliament. He is a vegetarian for spiritual reasons.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On billionaire row, it's simple, veggie fare". Times of India. Sep 28, 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2012.