Profession: Businessman, Politician
Daughters of Vijay Mallya
Leanna Mallya, Tanya Mallya, Leila Mallya (step- daughter)
Father of Vijay Mallya
Mother of Vijay Mallya
Lalitha Ramaiah (biological mother),
Son of Vijay Mallya
Siddharth Mallya (son from first wife)
step-mother of Vijay Mallya
Ritu Mallya (step-mother)
Wife of Vijay Mallya
Sameera Tyabjee Mallya, former Air-hostess (m.1986-1987)
Rekha Mallya (m.1993-present)
Affairs/Girlfriends of Vijay Mallya
Pinky Lalwani, former Kingfisher Airlines employee
Favourite Car of Vijay Mallya
Favourite Colour of Vijay Mallya
Favourite Fashion Brands of Vijay Mallya
Armani, Valentino, Manoviraj Khosla, Roberto Cavalli
Favourite Food of Vijay Mallya
Kane Rava, (Kane fish in rava batter), Kori Gasi, Appams, Sannas, Mishti Doi, Crabs
Favourite Wine of Vijay Mallya
Awards/Honours of Vijay Mallya
Awarded the honorary degree of "Doctorate of Philosophy" in Business Administration, by the Southern California University for Professional Studies in 1997.
Awarded the Legion of Honour, the highest civilian award in France.
Honored with the title of "Global leader for tomorrow" by World Economic Forum.
Bestowed with the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award at The Asian Awards in 2010.
Controversies of Vijay Mallya
Debt-ridden Vijay Mallya's now defunct Kingfisher Airlines made headlines when it failed to pay the outstanding salaries and dues to its employees after starting international operations. The airlines which was once the second largest airline in India in terms of the number of passengers it carried soon started incurring huge losses. Its net losses widened from Rs 188 crore in 2007-08 to INR 1,608 crore the following financial year. As a result, the company's debt surged to INR 5,665 crore by the end of 2009.
Despite an enormous debt, Vijay Mallya somehow kept extracting loans from the banks. IDBI Bank fell bait to the businessman and sanctioned another INR 950 crore loan to the company. The intentions of the businessman were, however, looking doubtful to the consortium of banks and hence Mallya was declared a "willful defaulter" in late 2014.
In March 2016, SBI led consortium moved to the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) to cancel Mallya's passport. However, the beleaguered businessman, always being a step ahead, had already relocated to London to evade arrest.
In April 2017, the Scotland Yard arrested the king of 'good times' on an extradition warrant. However, he was later granted bail and released on a bond of 6,50,000. Mallya even took a dig at Indian media with the following tweet, post the entire episode.
Notably, only one person has been extradited in 24 years, post the India-U.K. Extradition Treaty of 1993.
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