Sanjiv Goenka (born 29 January 1961)[7] is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur.[8] He is the founder and chairman of RPSG Group and an early-stage investor. With a US$6 billion asset base and US$4.3 billion revenue, this multinational conglomerate is headquartered in Kolkata. He also owns the IPL cricket team Lucknow Super Giants[9] and the ISL football team Mohun Bagan Super Giant.[10] As per the Forbes 2022 report,[11] he is the 83rd richest person in India and overall 1238th in the world. He was also a member of Padma award committee 2023.[12]

Sanjiv Goenka
Goenka at 2009 World Economic Forum
Born (1961-01-29) 29 January 1961 (age 63)
Alma materSt. Xavier's College, Calcutta
Occupation(s)Chairman, RPSG Group owner of Mohun Bagan Super Giants,Lucknow Super Giants
Board member of
SpousePreeti Goenka[3]
ChildrenAvarna and Shashwat [4]
RelativesHarsh Goenka (brother)
AwardsBanga Bibhushan (2015)[6]

Early life edit

Goenka was born to Sushila Devi Goenka and Rama Prasad Goenka a business man in a Marwari Family and raised in Kolkata.

Education edit

An alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, Goenka received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1981.[13]

Board memberships edit

Controversy edit

He was embroiled in a controversy in the aftermath of his team Lucknow Super Giants heavy defeat in IPL 2024 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad where he was filmed having an animated conversation with captain KL Rahul following which many fans and commentators raised an objection to his high-handed and aggressive behaviour.[15]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Board Of Governors". International Management Institute, New Delhi. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Sanjiv Goenka". Firstsource. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Preeti Goenka". 29 December 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Sanjiv Goenka's son gets married, India Inc turns up in full strength". 12 February 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Sushila Goenka, wife of RPG, passes away". The Times of India. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Sanjiv Goenka felicitated by Bengal". Business Line. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Sanjiv Goenka – Profile". CESC Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Sanjiv Goenka". Forbes. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  9. ^ "If you hire right people for right job, 80 percent work is done: Lucknow Super Giants owner Sanjiv Goenka". The Times of India. 22 March 2022. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 19 March 2023.
  10. ^ "ATK Mohun Bagan to change name to Mohun Bagan Super Giants". Retrieved 19 March 2023.
  11. ^ "Sanjiv Goenka". Forbes. Retrieved 19 March 2023.
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  13. ^ "Sanjiv Goenka receives St Xavier's college top award". Business Standard. 20 January 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  14. ^ "Board Of Governors". IIT Kharagpur. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  15. ^ "Disquiet in LSG over not-so-happy chat in public between owner Sanjiv Goenka and captain KL Rahul after crushing defeat". Indian Express. 10 May 2024.

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