Bihar origin Samprada Singh is 48th richest Indian
Patna,(BiharTimes): Originally hailing from Okari village under Jehanabad district Samprada Singh is the lone Bihari to figure in the Forbes list of top 100 richest Indians.
He occupies 48th position while Anand Mahindra 78th ,liquor baron Vijay Mallya is ranked 84th and Hindustan Times’ Shobhana Bharatiya is placed 98th.
His $1.35 billion pharma empire (as of October 2013), Alkem Laboratories, is spread all over the country.
Eighty-seven year old Samprada is a self-made man, who started his career with a medicine shop near PMCH in Patna before venturing out on own distributing pharmaceuticals.
Singh is a Commerce graduate from Patna University (1950). He had participated in the Quit India Movement at the very young age.
During the BiharTimesConclave 2009 Singh highlighting the role played by the BiharTimes in building the image of the state and establishing global bond among Biharis living all over the world. He said that the need of the hour is to help and strengthen the institution like this news-portal.