"As long as we place millions of Indians at the centre of our thought process, as long as we think of their welfare, their future, their opportunities for self-realization, we are on the right track. For India can grow, prosper, flourish, only if they grow, prosper, flourish. We cannot grow by any esoteric strategies. Our purchasing power, our economic strength, our marketplace all depends on the prosperity of our people."
"China and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand."
"If it is Asia today, then the African continent cannot be far behind."
"Income comes from opportunity."
"In my father’s language: “To create something out of nothing.” That possibly exists in India even in old-world sectors like agriculture."
"I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times."
"My father had a greater passion for nature. In fact, I have learnt to love nature from him. He always advocated the cause of conservation of nature. My father instilled that in me."
"My view is to give the space to grow in his own way. When you see restructuring or separations in a family [firm], value has almost always been destroyed. This is the first case where value has been enhanced. In that way it has been a win-win ending."
"Once you create opportunity…wealth comes."
"One of my biggest obsessions today is that senior people must give bright 25-year-olds the opportunity to contribute meaningfully."
"Really do a job and do it well."
"Relationships and trust. This is the bedrock of life."
"The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don’t count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on."
"Today I see a billion people as a billion potential consumers, an opportunity to generate value for them and to make a return for myself."
"We are now investing in each of our businesses to achieve substantial earnings growth in the future and create further value for millions of our shareholders."
"We call it infectious impatience. That’s his hallmark and we are trying to inculcate it in the entire organization. Infectious impatience. So that things not only get done but get done in double quick time."