Will Radhakishan Damani head Jhunjhunwala Investments?
According to the news by money control, skilled investor Radhakishan Damani is anticipated to take over as the principal trustee for Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's assets. The other two trustees will be Kalpraj Dharamshi and Amal Parikh in addition to Damani.
The bond of Friend, Philosopher, and Guide between Radhakishan Damani and Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, one of the finest investors in Indian Markets, who passed away on August 14, regarded Damani as his ‘guru.’ “You have no idea how close we are. But we don't form any partnerships, and we remain apart," Jhunjhunwala had stated in a TV interview a few years prior.
The ‘Big Bull’ met Damani by chance in 1987–88 on the sidewalk in front of the Bombay Stock Exchange, or BSE as it was then known. Damani proved to be the perfect friend, philosopher, and mentor for him.
“One of the reasons why I say that life is God’s grace and elders blessing for all is because nobody introduced me to Radhakishan Damani. We met on the streets of the Bombay Stock Exchange,” he had said.
“For example, he taught me that there is nobody bigger than your parents in your life,” the late investor had said while praising Damani’s patience, views, and practical ideas.
When Jhunjhunwala had turned 50, the otherwise reclusive Damani was seen in a video saying: “He gives so much respect to me that it puts me in embarrassing situations so many times.”
How heading to Jhunjhuwala Investment will impact Damani’s portfolio?
Radhakishan Damani will surpass $ 5.8 billion in wealth, making him the 48th richest person in India, according to Forbes. Damani publicly holds 14 stocks with a net worth of over Rs. 163,395.2 crores as of July 25, 2022, according to trendlyne.com. Besides Avenue Supermarts – VST Industries and India Cements are the most invested stocks among others in his portfolio list. Damani, a close friend of Jhunjhunwala, owns assets worth Rs 1.8 trillion. The D-mart chain of stores is operated throughout India by his retail business, Avenue Supermart. According to a Moneycontrol report on 22nd August, the 68-year-old will now have the final say in all of his listed investments.
The management of Jhunjhunwala's investment company, Rare Enterprises, will remain in the hands of Utpal Seth and Amit Goela. Seth assisted Jhunjhunwala with his investments, primarily in private equity, while Goela served as his right-hand man in managing the trade book of the company.
Jhunjhunwala is said to have "meticulously" planned out every aspect of his wealth before he passed away and asked Berjis Desai to draught his will. Rekha Jhunjhunwala, Jhunjhunwala's wife, will also play a "larger role" in managing Rare, the report continued.
Trade of the Century- ‘Titan’:
Titan was regarded as his largest investment and was dubbed the "Trade of the Century." In 2002–2003, Jhunjhunwala purchased shares of the company at an average cost of Rs. 3 per share. At the current price of over Rs 2,400 per share, Jhunjhunwala's Titan portfolio is worth Rs 11,000 crore.
Other bets by the Big Bull:
He also made sizable bets on Crisil, Tata Motors, Metro Brands, and Star Health. Jhunjhunwala made a capital commitment to Akasa Air in 2021; he co-founded the airline with Vinay Dube and Aditya Ghosh and owned a 40% stake in it.
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