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Akhil Poddar Business Tycoon from Jaipur, Remains an Enigma behind his Extravagant Lifestyle


Akhil Poddar Business Tycoon “Cover Story” – Poddar Group of Industries’ was established in 1979 by Dwarka Prasad Poddar, and later inherited by his son Uttam Kumar Poddar. Producer of PCC electric poles during the height of post independence development of India, they soon became one of the leading business tycoons of the country.

Akhil Poddar is the youngest scion of the family, and is someone who comes with an air of class that seems to gratify the people present in the vicinity. Poddar Group of Industries, the manufacturer and supplier of over 5.5 lakh PCC electric poles across the state of Rajasthan, his decadent lifestyle had made him more popular.

Born and brought up in Jaipur, he is a larger than life business tycoon from a fittingly luxurious city. The city was painted pink to welcome Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the 1870s by the erstwhile Maharaja. Similar to its distinct character, Akhil Poddar is a man of specific tastes, which he expresses in illustrious and idiosyncratic ways.

To him, life is a party, so he tried to enjoy every minute of it. But Akhil says that he can compartmentalize his desires. He is obviously a person who understands the value of work and earning, as it supports his pleasure pursuits. So he switches off from his active and mobile life, to be completely immersed in work. Being a believer in ‘investment’ rather than ‘wastage’, he invests his time in the workplace judiciously.

So when he relaxes into his socialite life, it is a complete relaxation.

To grace his personality he choose apparels from his extensive wardrobe, which includes a hefty collection of designer clothes, ranging from Armani and Louis Vuitton to Gucci and Versace. He had mixed and matched them to create a unique sense of formal style, which made him at home in both the business and social world. An air of aloof mystery.

His initial business interests seem to have reflected that, as he had set up an apparel start up in his early years, and had managed to get it ranked among the top three brands in a PAN India level. Having spent enough time stabilizing his family business, and updating its production system, he has returning to this passion. There is a new series of designer clothing, he is launching through his maiden business effort in the apparel brand, which will capitalize on his unique sense of formal style and presence.

An enthusiast of luxury cars, which he has a garage full of, including all the latest models from Mercedes Benz, Jaguar and Range Rover, he is also an avid traveller. So he enjoys long drives in them during his free time.

He was asked if he was planning a vacation following the birthday bash, but said that it was the time to focus on work. But the subject of travelling to new places is a favourite of Mr Poddar, and he continued reminiscing about his other trips.

He says that travelling is always a learning process. The experience of moving from one place to another, staying in a strange place, surrounded by people who are different but the same as us. His travels have been extensive both in and out of India. He claims to have visited almost every continent on the globe, and there’s no reason to doubt the reserved young business tycoon.

But he is not averse to frivolous trips with his near and dear ones. There is quite another kind of experience to be had in those.

And he loves any excuse to hit the road with his beloved luxury cars, anyway.

As he talks and smiles and laughs with people, through the course of his birthday party, business meetings, or family functions, Akhil wears a look of elegant calm. Very characteristic of the self assured young business tycoon he is. That is, in effect, a summations of the reason for his social and professional success. Behind his extravagance, he is a determined and consistent person. The variety of activities he engages with do not undermine his reserve and resolve.

It is this multifaceted personality, that yet remains unchanged in different contexts, gives him an air of mystery. As it did on his birthday bash. That mystique endures him to the crowd in any context, let alone the party thrown in his honour.

And he enjoys it, which he doesn’t make any qualms about.

But he is also keenly aware of its market potential, and the relationship of his image to his brand. And his expansion in the market space through a diversification of interests is also a thought out strategy. But he enjoys living in that strategy.

Akhil Poddar has, by hook or crook, enticed you into his cult. And now you too will keep an eye out for him, around the business and fashion pages. Is it because he is a glamorous social presence? Or is it because he is a savvy business tycoon?

You will never know.

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