Also played a key role in backing and promoting the Pro-Kabaddi league.

Staying in shape A fitness freak who used to play tennis, he now does a combination of yoga, running and weight training.

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Because he is looking to be a big player in defence and is searching for a partner to make guns, ships, tanks and jets, even as PM Modi raised the FDI cap in defence to 49 per cent.

Because the Mahindra empire has grown close to a Rs 1 lakh crore behemoth, from just Rs 8,100 crore a decade ago, expanding beyond automotive to aerospace, IT and hospitality.

Brand first Mistry comes to office in different cars, sometimes even in a Tata Indigo Manza. A sea-facing mansion in Walkeshwar, a 20-minute drive from his Bombay House office at Flora Fountain.

Bookworm An avid reader, he is often seen devouring books on management strategy.

Rank 4Anand Mahindra Captain Cool Because he has brought freshness into entrepreneurship.

A man with varied interests-from filmmaking to music to car racing-he interacts directly with his 1.46 million Twitter followers.

Because he is India's richest man for eight consecutive years and plans to invest an additional billion (Rs 1.5 lakh crore) in his businesses over the next two years and sits on a pile of cash of Rs 83,000 crore.

Because he entered the media market with a big bang, engineering a takeover of Network18 group in 2014, and now plans to expand his media empire to emerge as one of India's information and thought leaders.

Acquired Dhamra Port in Odisha in May and a Lanco Infratech power plant in August. He remained silent in the face of allegations of favouritism made by Modi's rivals Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal during the 2014 poll campaign.