New Delhi, 14 March 2022: Penguin Random House India announces the acquisition and publication of Rahul Bajaj: An Extraordinary Life by bestselling author Gita Piramal. This is the first authorised biography of the iconic industrialist and chairman emeritus of Bajaj Auto and Bajaj Finserv who passed away earlier this year at 83 years of age. It is releasing in March 2022 and is currently available on pre-order on all major e-commerce websites.
Notable business historian, Gita Piramal, chronicles the transformation of India through the life story of one of most successful and visionary business legends in the country. Based on unrestricted interviews, remarkable anecdotes and business learnings, this book is a comprehensive account of the life and times of the business legend. From Rahul Bajaj’s mother’s incarceration during India’s struggle for freedom to his own personal life, his journey in becoming one of the most well regarded business personalities in the world, this book opens a window to Rahul Bajaj’s eventful life.
Speaking about the book, author Gita Piramal says, ‘It is an honour to write Rahul Bajaj’s biography. He was an extraordinary icon and business leader whose life offers many valuable lessons. I hope that readers of all ages, backgrounds and professions will find him as fascinating an individual as I do.’
Bold, charismatic and ethical, Rahul Bajaj built Bajaj Auto, the most valuable two-wheeler company in the world, and Bajaj Finserv, a financial services powerhouse. In the age of start-ups, Gita Piramal deftly paints the portrait of a lasting legacy of the man behind ‘Hamara Bajaj’. A celebrated business leader, former parliamentarian and an influential national icon, he symbolizes the coming of age of free India. Rahul Bajaj: An Extraordinary Life is peppered with incomparable lessons about family, business and public life, and about ultimately leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of society.
Radhika Marwah, the editor of the book and Senior Commissioning Editor and Backlist Publishing Lead at Penguin Random House India says, ‘Working on Rahul Bajaj’s biography has been an immensely enriching and personally rewarding experience for me. Gita Piramal is a veteran Penguin author who has delivered a masterpiece- a story deftly told with searing honesty, painstaking research and verve which brings alive on paper the maverick Rahul Bajaj was.’
Milee Ashwarya, Publisher, Ebury Publishing and Vintage, Penguin Random House India, said ‘Rahul Bajaj’s biography by Gita Piramal is a befitting tribute to the life and work of the iconic business leader who inspired generations of entrepreneurs. This is a must read and I am proud to publish the book.’
About the author
Gita Piramal is a bestselling author. She has previously written Business Maharajas and Business Legends.