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Gangaram Nanumal Proprietor - Gangarams Book Bureau



Gangaram Nanumal Born in 1928, Nanumal Gangaram arrived in Bangalore in 1959 to start a printing press called Mohan Press. After four years in the business, he decided to start Bangalore Book Bureau in 250 square feet of space in the city area, his daily sales amounting to Rs.50 or Rs.100. By 1969, it had expanded to 3000 sq.ft. In 1977 the 'Gangarams Book Bureau' moved to M.G.Road, into the 2750 sq.ft. first floor space. From the start it has been a success story, with N.Gangaram leading the business to occupy 3 floors, Bangalore's largest. His name occupies pride of place with every book lover in the city. The store now has sections on stationery and cards, professional books and general reading.

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Irfan Razack Builder - Prestige Construction

Irfan RazackComing from a family which has set up one of the oldest businesses in Bangalore, Prestige Garments, Irfan Razack is a businessman who always looks one step ahead of his contemporaries. In the 1980s, when Bangalore's real estate was just picking up pace, he set up Prestige Builders. Today the Prestige Group's projects fetch top prices in the market."Deliver what you promise to the customers and the returns have to be good" , says he. Heading Prestige Group along with his father and brother, he is one of the most respected figures in the real estate business today. An active Rotarian, he is also President of the Builders' Association of Bangalore, which, among other things, attempts to regulate buildings in the city to aesthetic and safe standards.


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Manmohan Attavar Founder
Managing Director - Indo - American Hybrid Seeds

Manmohan Attavar Born at Karkal (Dakshina Kannda) and having a string of degrees to his credit, Dr Manmohan Attavar started his career as a 'Plant Breeder' at Pan American Seed Co.,USA. Dr Attavar returned to India in 1965 and singly founded the Indo American Hybrid Seeds (AIHS) enterprise at Bangalore. In 30 years IAHS has grown under his competent and far sighted leadership. Dr Attavar has been nominated as an expert on the board of several National and International organisations including the Scientific Advisory Committee-Ministry of Commerce; Federation of International Seedsmen-Switzerland; Board of Directors - National Horticulture Board, etc. For his rich contribution to the horticultural farming community, Dr Attavar has won many laurels, among them are - Eminent Horticulturist Award by the Horticultural Society of India, Export Award for 1991 and 1992-93, etc. He is married to Martha Mamtha and they have two children, Santosh and Rashmi.

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