Interesting facts about the Chairman of Mahindra group Anand Mahindra

Anand Gopal Mahindra is an Indian business magnate and the chairman of the Mahindra Group, a conglomerate based in Mumbai.

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1. Anand Mahindra attended Lawrence School, Lovedale in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, for his education. He recalls this as a memorable time in his life in some of his publications.


2. Anand Mahindra’s $10 million gifts to the Harvard Humanities Center, which will be renamed the Mahindra Humanities Center, is the largest personal gift made by an Indian outside of India. He is also a co-founder of the Harvard Business School Association of India, which promotes professional management in India.

3. Mahindra enjoys sailing, tennis, and reading in addition to his business and entrepreneurial activities. He’s also a talented photographer with a passion for movies. He also enjoys listening to blues music and was instrumental in the establishment of the Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai in 2011. The Mahindra Blues Festival, Asia’s largest blues festival, takes place in Mumbai, India over two days and features some of the world’s top blues musicians.

4. Mahindra is known for his colourful and nasty comments and enjoys spending time on Twitter. He has a Twitter following of 7.26 million people and was placed third in the first Top 30 CEOs on Social Media list in 2013.

5. He is the president of ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), an organisation dedicated to producing automobiles that are safer, less polluting, and more efficient. This organisation assists vehicle manufacturers with testing, R&D, certification, homologation, and the formulation of vehicle legislation.

6. Anand Mahindra is the third generation of the Mahindra family, which began trading steel in 1945 under the leadership of his grandfather K.C. Mahindra, J.C. Mahindra, and Ghulam Muhammad. He has two children, Aalika and Divya, and is married to Anuradha Mahindra, who is the creator, editor, and publisher of Verve, a lifestyle magazine.

7. Anand Mahindra is highly educated and holds multiple degrees from prestigious universities. He has studied filmmaking and architecture and graduated with Honors from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1977. He has also done his MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts in 1981.