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|Born||1939/1940 (age 77–78)|
University of Southampton
|Known for||founder of Unitech|
|Net worth||$9.1 billion (2011)|
Early life and education
Ramesh Chandra, was born in 1938/40 to a banker, and spent his formative years in Farrukhabad, a town in Uttar Pradesh. After finishing his schooling here, he joined IIT Kharagpur, where he studied structural engineering.
After completing a short stint at the Bridge and Roof Company in Kolkata post his graduation, he left to major in Structural Engineering at the University of Southampton in England. However, along with four of his friends, he started the United Technical Consultant Private Ltd., primarily a soil investigation company, in Delhi.
He moved into real estate and civil engineering in 1985 to build middle-class homes and completed many prestigious projects in Gurgaon, UP, and Libya, among other middle-eastern countries. His publicly traded company, the Unitech Group The company is now largely under the management of two sons — Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra with latter being in charge of Unitech Wireless. In 2011, Sanjay Chandra was implicated in the 2G spectrum scam and was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Ramesh Chandra was jailed on 11 January 2016 on charges of cheating.
- "The World's Billionaires: #721 Ramesh Chandra". Forbes. March 3, 2010.
- Unitech supremo: A reluctant tycoon The Economic Times, 26 Jan 2008.
- Reprints, Mehul Srivastava MehulAtLarge. "India's Powerful Can't Escape Jail".
- "Unitech top bosses Ramesh Chandra, Sanjay Chandra, Ajay Chandra, Minoti Bahri walk out of jail after spending a night - The Financial Express". 12 January 2016.
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