I wrote about the richest man in Kolkata yesterday after reading an article in The Economist about how the eastern Indian city has declined in importance. The 2011 Forbes list of richest Indians shows there are no billionaires in Kolkata. Sanjiv, the richest man in Kolkata, according to Forbes, is ranked 72nd on the list with an estimated net worth of $725 million.
Here’s the complete list of Indian billionaires published by Forbes. There are 57 in all, most of them in Mumbai and Delhi though there are some in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderbad and Pune and — farther afield — in London, Dubai and Singapore. [click to continue…]