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Surendra Hiranandani, sixty two, educated to be a physician

Surendra Hiranandani, sixty two, educated to be a physician but became a builder. A a hit builder at that. Along with elder brother Niranjan, he created one of Mumbai’s pleasant-regarded real property brands. After an amicable circle of relatives commercial enterprise separation in 2005, Surendra installation the House of Hiranandani with residential projects in Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. In an interview with Forbes India, the founder and managing director of House of Hiranandani bemoans the reality that the enterprise is now dominated by means of financiers instead of architects and engineers. Edited excerpts:


  1. Your brother Niranjan and you started out the corporation in 1980. You had been first-generation entrepreneurs. What had been the initial years like?

In the ones days, we had no capital. My father [the late Dr LH Hiranandani] became a physician in Bombay [Mumbai now]. I was studying remedy and I idea I could additionally be a health practitioner. The goal on the time [for most doctors] in South Bombay become to head overseas. Till 1978, in case you had a degree from a medical university in Mumbai, you could walk into the United States Consulate and get a green card.


[Instead], we [both the brothers] started out a textiles commercial enterprise and took a manufacturing unit on rent in an commercial estate in Kandivali. We also were given involved in some meals export. This turned into among 1976 and 1980 when we dabbled unsuccessfully in diverse ventures.


Then in 1980 we came throughout a land proposal. We ought to get the land on deferred charge and sell flats at Rs 63 according to sq.Ft with Rs three in step with sq.Feet as earnings. We bought approximately 40,000 sq.Feet however the man who sold it to us became out to be a criminal and our solicitors didn’t guide us either. It took us 4 years to clear the identify and he agreed to sell it. We bought it for Rs 75 lakh and that have become our capital. With that, we entered the actual property commercial enterprise.

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