Born in a small Punjab village at the turn of the century, Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi began his career in the industry on a fifty-rupee-a-month wage at Simla’s Cecil Hotel. But he was not destined to remain in his lowly position for long. With a combination of clear-sighted thinking, frugality and sheer hard work, he managed to put together a plan and the finances necessary to acquire his first hotel: Clarkes. That was only the beginning... Decades later, The Oberoi Group has thirty hotels, girdles the globe, and is acknowledged as a standard setter. In this well-researched and candid biography, written with the cooperation of M.S. Oberoi, Bachi J. Karkaria describes how a man of modest beginnings became the head of an internationally celebrated hotel chain, and shows how a major business is built up, run and kept at the top.
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