It was a proud moment for the business community of Aurangabad when Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group, lauded their role in the growth and progress of Aurangabad, captured in Lokmat Media’s coffee-table book ‘Business Icons of Aurangabad’, which he unveiled on July 3, 2012.
Congratulating the business icons of Aurangabad for their achievements, Tata urged them to "spread this prosperity to the whole country". He further said, “I wish that in the years to come, Aurangabad would see even better growth, and when Lokmat publishes a new book, it would take many volumes to include the personalities."
Videocon Chairman Venugopal N Dhoot too congratulated the business icons of Aurangabad, saying that it is because of them that Aurangabad has become so prosperous.
The Business Icons series, introduced by Lokmat Media to serve as a guide for the future generations of the country, started with the release of Business Icons of Pune at the hands of Pranab Mukherjee, on November 7, 2011 in Pune. Rishi Darda, Joint Managing Director, Lokmat Media, revealed that the selection of the business leaders profiled in Business Icons of Aurangabad was made by a distinguished panel of that included social entrepreneurs, presidents of industrial associations, and the senior editorial board of Lokmat.
“Lokmat Media will continue the process of chronicling outstanding economic growth,” Darda said, adding, “Nagpur is next on the agenda.”
The book, which profiles 64 industrialists who have made major contributions to the spectacular growth story of Aurangabad, is priced at Rs 3,000. The book was unveiled in the presence of Guest of Honour Venugopal N Dhoot, Chairman, Videocon; Vijay Darda, MP Rajya Sabha and Chairman, Lokmat Media; Rajendra Darda, State Minister for Education; Deven Darda, Director Lokmat Media; and Rishi Darda, Joint MD, Lokmat Media.