Keshav Bansal

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Keshav Bansal
Born (1992-02-04) 4 February 1992 (age 26)
New Delhi, India
Residence New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Manchester Business School
IILM Institute for Higher Education[1]
Occupation Director, Intex Technologies[1]
Known for Intex Technologies
Gujarat Lions[2]
Net worth Increase INR 9 million (2017)
Parent(s) Narendra Bansal (Father)
Alpa Bansal (Mother)[3]
Website Official website

Keshav Bansal is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the director of Intex Technologies, an Indian consumer durables, which is India's second-largest selling mobile phone[4] and IT accessories manufacturer company. He is the owner of the Rajkot-based team, Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.[5][6][7][8][9] He is also the youngest owner of an Indian Premier League Team.[10][1] GQ India named him as #9 among the 50 Most Influential Young Indians for 2016.[11][12]

Early life and education[edit]

Keshav was born and brought up in New Delhi. He did his schooling from The Heritage School in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. He pursued Management Studies at IILM Institute for Higher Education in New Delhi after spending a year at the Alliance Manchester Business School.[1] He is also a fitness enthusiast, former state-level tennis player[13] and used play football in his school days.[1]

Business career[edit]

Keshav started with the Logistics Department of Intex Technologies in the year 2012. He later worked with the marketing department and took over as director in the year 2013.[14] In 2016, Bansal bought the Rajkot based IPL franchise Gujarat Lions.[15][16] The acquisition made him the youngest owner of an IPL team.[17][18]


  • 2016 #9 on the list of Top 50 most influential young Indians by GQ India[11]
  • 2016 Amity Leadership Award for Business Excellence, 2016 by Amity Education Group[19]
  • 2016 Extraordinaire Award for The Dynamic Young Leader by Times Now[20][21][22]
  • 2013 Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 by NCN Magazine[23][24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Meet IPL's youngest ever owner Keshav Bansal: Here are 10 facts to know". Indian Express. New Delhi. 4 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Ramakrishnan, Vineet (19 February 2017). "Winning the IPL is our only objective: Gujarat Lions owner Keshav Bansal". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "पिता कभी बेचते थे ऑडियो कैसेट, बेटा अरबपति बन खरीदी IPL टीम" (in Hindi). Daily Bhaskar. 23 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Antony, Benny (18 January 2017). "Intex keen to enter affordable mobile phone space in India". Deccan Herald. 
  5. ^ Jose, James (19 March 2017). "Cricket: Keshav hopes Gujarat Lions can go the distance in IPL". Dubai: Khaleej Times. 
  6. ^ "IPL9: मिलिए, गुजरात टीम के 'मास्टरमाइड' से, ये क्रिकेटर नहीं हैं" (in Hindi). Chandigarh: Amar Ujala. 12 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Nayar, K.R. (26 March 2017). "The journey of Gujarat Lions has been exciting: Bansal". Gulf News. 
  8. ^ Sharma, Ravi Teja (9 December 2015). "New IPL teams: Sanjiv Goenka's New Rising gets Pune, Intex gets Rajkot". The Economic Times. 
  9. ^ "IPL: Our outlay will touch Rs 90 crore, says Intex owner Keshav Bansal". Indian Express. 9 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Meet the youngest IPL team owner: Keshav Bansal of Gujarat Lions". 
  11. ^ a b "50 Most Influential Young Indians 2016: Next Gen". GQ. 18 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "10 most influential young Indians of 2016". Deccan Herald. 4 July 2016. 
  13. ^ Das, Biprorshee (23 July 2015). "Playing squash is a stress buster for me, says Intex Technologies's Keshav Bansal". The Economic Times. 
  14. ^ Choudhary, Vidhi (13 April 2016). "Meet Keshav Bansal, youngest IPL team owner". Mint. 
  15. ^ Venkatesh, Shruti (22 June 2017). "Intex's Bansal keen to acquire IPL franchise". Forbes India. 
  16. ^ Mehta, Ivan (12 April 2017). "Emotional Connect With The Gujarat Lions Has Helped Our Sales: Intex's Keshav Bansal". Huffington Post. 
  17. ^ "The 24 year old who owns an IPL team". 14 April 2016. 
  18. ^ "IPL टीम के सबसे कम उम्र के मालिक केशव बंसल के बारे में 7 रोचक बातें" (in Hindi). NDTV. 18 April 2016. 
  19. ^ D'souza, Noel (24 April 2016). "Keshav Bansal: Cub among Lions". Deccan Herald. 
  20. ^ "Brand Vision Summit's Second Edition is a Shining Success!". Business Standard. Asian News International. 8 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "'Bringing technological solutions to every Indian home'". Afternoon DC. 17 March 2017. 
  22. ^ "Intex honoured with Extraordinaire Awards by Times No". 6 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "IPL 2016: Gujarat Lions owner Keshav Bansal is the youngest to own an IPL team". 12 April 2016. 
  24. ^ Magotra, Ashish (28 April 2017). "Keshav Bansal was the face of the Gujarat Lions so far. Finch and Tye are thankfully changing that". 

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