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Answers of Gopal's Weekly Quiz - 24:


The Question:
 

Mohammed Hasham was a businessman whose family was in the business of rice exports. He lost his business when the government nationalised the rice industry in 1941. Undettered he plunged into the Edible Oil business and started Western India Vegetable Products. He recouped his business in a short time. During the partition of India in 1947, Mohammed Ali Jinnah asked him to come to Pakistan and offered him a place in his ministry. But Hasham turned down the offer and opted to stay back in India. His company was a moderate success and at the time of his death in 1967 had two reknowned Vanaspati Oil brands - Sunflower and Camel. His son who was studying in the USA at that time left his studies midway and came back to take over the reins of the company. Today his company is one of India's most well known enterprises and he is believed to be the richest person in India. How do we know this company today?
 

The answer:

WIPRO the Indian Infotech giant, of course (Western India vegetable PROducts). The son is Azim Hasham Premji believed to be the richest Indian in the world. (Net worth of US $ 2.9 Billion - Forbes Billionaires List 1999)


Results of Gopal's Weekly Quiz - 24:

No of respondents: 3

No. of correct answers: 3
 

The Respondents:

1. Vinay Vasisht
    His Answer: WIPRO

2. B.Sreeram
    His Answer: WIPRO

3. Jyothiprakash
    His Answer: WIPRO
 


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