Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian businessman and one of the richest men in India. He is the founder and managing director of the famous Sun Pharma. He started off as a pharmacist in his father business and later thought of manufacturing generic medicines and selling them. Today Sun Pharma is India’s largest drug maker and most valuable drug company.
"I like to win without fighting. But if I can't, then I'm prepared to fight."
"If I look myself as a manager, I have lot more to learn."
"If a company is not doing well, it doesn't necessarily mean that it is not a good company."
"I have never seen myself as a promoter. I always evaluate myself as a manager."
"Money is the outcome of my work and is incidental."
Though today he is portrayed as a global pharma tycoon, he started with capital of Rs 10,000 in 1982 at Vapi and went on to build largest drug maker and most valuable drug company. He has also been named in the list of Asia’s top ten wealthiest self-made billionaires, according to Wealth-X. He strategically acquired a loss-making American company, with the aim of expanding Sun's reach in the United States and turned them around in no time.
Shanghvi through his quotes can be seen as a successful businessman, who had humble beginning. All his investments were logical & acquisitions made were properly times, which gave huge profitability to his group of companies. He does not like to exaggerate things and likes to see things the way they are. Being the founder and MD of Sun Pharma he never thinks himself as a boss but considers to be an employee like every other in his company. He is capable of learning from the mistakes which people commit around him. His followers can take cues from his quotes which talks his business acumen & the right attitude which made him global pharma tycoon from just a humble beginning.