Big Bull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away at 62
Condoling Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: ‘His passing away is saddening. Full of life, witty and insightful, he leaves behind an indelible contribution to the financial world. He was also very passionate about India’s progress.’
Veteran stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away in Mumbai this morning. He was 62. He was not keeping well for the past few days and breathed his last today in Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, news agency ANI reported. He is survived by his wife and three children. Son of an income tax officer, Jhunjhunwala started his journey in stock markets while still in college with a capital of just ₹5,000 and when Sensex was at ₹150. Known as "India's Warren Buffett", Jhunjhunwala wealth was pegged over ₹40,000 crore, according to Forbes.
Born on July 5, 1960 in a Rajasthani family, Jhunjhunwala grew up in Bombay. He graduated from Sydenham College. He earned his first big profit in 1986 when he bought 5,000 shares of Tata Tea at ₹43 and the stock rose to ₹143 within three months. In three years, he earned ₹20-25 lakh.
Condoling his death, business leader Gautam Adani said: “Extremely saddened by the untimely passing away of the most legendary investor that India has had. Shri Jhunjhunwala inspired an entire generation to believe in our equity markets with his brilliant views. We will miss him. India will miss him but we will never forget him."
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