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10 Things To Know About Three Indian Business Tycoons Who Are Listed In 'Forbes Global Game Changers'

Recently three Indian business leaders Rahul Bhatia, Cyrus Poonawalla and Sunny Varkey made their way to Forbes list of Global Game Changers. These business tycoons received this accolade for their innovative ideas and high ambitions. It’s a great honor for India to have its 3 business leaders featured in 30 most powerful business leaders worldwide.Rahul Bhatia, whole-time director, InterGlobe Enterprises; Cyrus Poonawalla, chairman and managing director, Serum Institute of India; and Sunny Varkey, the Dubai-based founder and chairman of GEMS Education – got listed into the inaugural edition of the Global Game Changers List launched by Forbes on April 13, 2016. Check out these about these global game changers.

1) Rahul Bhatia

Bhatia pursued Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada.

His aim was to accomplish PHD and to have teaching as a profession.

This business tycoon owns 3 restaurants in Gurgaon namely China Club, Nooba and L’Angoor.

He is a gourmet and a golf lover.

This 60-year-old businessman is the first to introduce the discounted airline model in India. He worked on cost cutting and operational efficiency to make IndiGo the most profitable airline in the Indian aviation industry.

2) Cyrus Poonawalla

Cyrus Poonawalla, 74, is the 11th richest person in India and 208th richest in the world.

Poonawalla is quite interested in horse racing.

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla is chairman of the Royal Western India Turf Club. He has bagged several national and international awards in horse racing.

As horse racing had no scope in India, Dr. Poonawalla thought of experimenting with cars.

Due to lack of capital, he took the decision to produce vaccines using horse serum.

He owns the leading stud farm In India.

Serum Institute of India is India’s reputed Biotech firm that supplies vaccines to more than 140 countries around the world. Poonawalla’s company produces low-cost vaccines against dangerous diseases such as measles, diphtheria, diarrhea, cervical cancer, pneumonia, and tuberculosis.

3) Sunny Varkey

Sunny Varkey used to sell fruits to earn money at the age of 11.

Varkey is passionate about philanthropy.

Varkey Foundation started the annual Global Education and Skill Forum in partnership with UNESCO and the U.A.E. Ministry of Education in 2013.

Varkey also runs a healthcare firm which manages a number of hospitals and clinics.

Varkey has bagged a number of awards in the field of education and philanthropy. It’s wonderful how this Dubai-based business leader who never went to a college is now creating the largest network of schools in the world. His mission is to make education accessible to every girl child in the world. Hats off to these business leaders for making it to the Game changers Forbes list 2016. Share this amazing story with your friends.