India’s oldest billionaire


Pallonji Mistry, 92, chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group is the oldest Indian billionaire. His group has several companies but is mostly into construction business.
It was formed in 1865 in India and has branches in West Asia and Africa. It has holdings in some of the most recognisable brands in the world Tata Sons, Tetley Tea and Jaguar Land Rover.

The Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering and Construction business has built some landmark buildings in Mumbai and in many parts of the world.They include the World Trade Centre in Mumbai, Jawaharlal Stadium in Delhi, Coca Cola building in Bhopal, Qasr Al Alam Palace in Oman etc.
Pallonji married an Irish citizen named Patsy Dubash. He therefore acquired Irish citizenship by this marriage. He has two sons- Cyrus and Shapoor who are involved in the business and a daughter Aloo who is married to Ratan Tata’s half brother Noel.
Pallonji is also the richest Irishman in the world and the richest man of Parsi descent. His family owns homes in London, Surrey and Dubai. He is said to reside in his sea facing White House style mansion in Mumbai. Pallonji was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2016.



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