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Born: September 2, 1953 (age 68 years), Chavara, India
Spouse: Geetha Ravi Pillai
Education: Cochin University
Children: Arathi Ravi Pillai, Ganesh Ravi Pillai
Name B. Ravi Pillai
Birth Date 2-Sep-53
Birth Place Kollam, Kerala
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Ravi Pillai is married to Geetha, and they live in Bahrain.
They have two children, a son Ganesh Ravi Pillai, and a daughter Arathi Ravi Pillai.
He paid for his daughter Arathi’s wedding with Adhitya Vishnu in Kollam in November 2015, at a total expense of Rupees 55 crores ($7.5 million).
The wedding was organized by the production designer who worked on the film, Bahubali.
This is considered to be the most expensive wedding in Kerala till date.
Ravi Pillai is the Chairman and MD of the RP Group of Companies. He is popularly known as the “Ambani of the Gulf”.
Mr Ravi Pillai is the founder MD of the construction giant of the gulf, Naseer S Al Hajri Corporation, based at Bahrain.
With more than 60,000 people working for him, Mr Pillai has the biggest Indian workforce in Saudi.
He has stakes in hotel chains and the petrochemical business, Mr Pillai’s fortune amounts to $2.4 billion, making him the 32nd richest Indian.
Ravi Pillai was born on 2nd September, 1953, in Chavara village of Kerela in a family of farmers.
He did his Bachelors from a local college. Pillai has a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from Cochin University.
Ravi Pillai started his own chit fund company by borrowing Rs 1,00,000 from a local money lender, while he was a student in the Cochin University.
He saved and re-invested the money that he earned. Pillai started his own construction company.
He hit big times when he bagged a contract from Vellore Hindustan Newsprint Factory.
He had to shut down his unit due to labour problems.
Pillai moved to Saudi Arabia and started a construction business and a trading company simultaneously.
He soon established his own construction company, Naseer S Al Hajri Company (NSH).
The construction business flourished manifold as NSH started bagging heavy contracts such as hanger construction for a French aircraft company.
Another major assignment was building the Royal Terminal and that contract was worth $50 Million.
The NSH saw a new high in the 80s, when it ventured into oil refineries and the petroleum sector.
A strategist, Pillai recruited a Korean in his company who helped him bag several oil refinery contracts.
Mr Pillai has invested in hospitals, malls and hotel chains. He bought the shares of the Leela Resorts in Kerela.
Ravi Pillai is married and has two children. Of a religious bend of mind, he visits the Tirupati temple of Andhra Pradesh every year.
Ravi Pillai has been awarded the Padam Shri by the Government of India in 2010 and the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman in 2008.
He is a recipient of a doctoral degree from by the Excelsior College, New York.
Kerala based NRI businessman Ravi Pillai’s son Ganesh Ravi Pillai tied the knot with Anjana.
The wedding was held at Guruvayur temple. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and his wife Suchitra attended the wedding ceremony.
Ravi Pillai is the founder and managing director of RP Group of companies.
Ahead of the marriage, leading businessman Ravi Pillai presented an emerald-studded golden crown to the the Guruvayur Temple on Wednesday.
Pillai’s wife Geetha and son Ganesh accompanied him during the event.
The crown weighs 725 grams and is embellished with high-quality emerald stone.
The emerald stone weighing 2.890 grams is worth Rs 6 lakhs. The crown is 7.45 inches long and 5.45 inches wide.
The top part of the crown has golden peacocks carved on it.
Noted industrialist Ravi Pillai’s son Ganesh got married to Anjana, an employee of an IT Company in Bengaluru.