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Vittal Mallya (1924–1983) was an Indian entrepreneur, best known as the former Chairman of the India-based United Breweries Group.
Youngest of the three children of an army doctor Lt. Col. Dr. Bantwal Ganapathi Mallya, Vittal Mallya capped an academic career with two of India's most prestigious educational institutions, The Doon School and Presidency College, Kolkata, and traveled abroad for over two years to gain first-hand practical knowledge that he believed to be a lot more valuable than formal education. In 1947, at the age of 22, Mallya was elected as United Breweries' first Indian director. After a year, he replaced R.G.N.Price as the chairman of the company.
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