This 53-year-old billionaire is the richest non-resident-Indian
in the world and the fifth richest man in Britain. He started
his career in his familys steel making business in India
and now owns the LMN Group, the worlds second biggest steel
He moved to Britain in 1995 and came to public attention three
years ago when the British Government became embroiled in a cash
for favours scandal after Tony Blair wrote in support of
him to the Romanian government following a £125,000 (RM860,000)
donation to Labour Party coffers. Mittal is a contributor to the
Princes Trust. Most of his money is tucked away legally
in offshore tax havens like the Dutch Antilles.
Mittals wife is the daughter of a money-lender. They met
in Kolkata and, post-marriage, went to Indonesia in 1976 following
his purchase of a failing local steel works there.
The couple with the grooms parents, Arun and Renu, at the
Jardin des Tuileris, before the sangeet.
Arun Bhatia :
The grooms father is a low-profile Delhi businessman and
deals in real estate. Wealthy in his own right, the Bhatia family
home is in Jor Bagh, a posh area in the city.
Renu Bhatia :
The grooms mother is from a prominent Indian family living
in London. She plans to organise a reception for the couple in
Delhi later this year.
The 23-year-old is the only daughter of steel magnate Lakshmi
Mittal and, after completing a masters degree at the School
of Oriental & African Studies in London, joined her fathers
An alumnus of Delhis British School, Amit, 25, went to
Cornell University in New York and works for Credit Suisse First
Boston investment bank in London. Says Amits grandfather,
Pasha Saigal, a prominent London Indian: He was the captain
of the school cricket team, plays squash and golf. Hes quite