I found CAs who have excelled into their field and reached to great heights. Since we are not allowed to advertise I had to try hard and was able to come up with a few names.
Chartered Accountancy is not limitation for practicing persons, anyone can enhance their abilities and skills along with knowledge. Being famous is not a crazy thing. Above personalities maintain their professionalism in their respective fields and fame comes with responsibility to sustain it. They did and therefore they force me to write the write-up. People generally published their own pic on Facebook and other social media. But they did not. Do something that other share your pics… anyone of us can be anyone of them…. Chase your dreams for the battle you are fighting for it…
1. Kumar Mangalam Birla – The chairman of Aditya Birla Group:
This person himself is my source of inspiration. A Marwari and a CA. I can almost get inspired from him. He also did MBA from London Business School.
2. Motilal Oswal – Co Promoter, Chairman & Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Group:
One of the person who said a NO to their family business and did wonders.
3. Shekhar Kapur – You know this person if you have watched India’s Got Talent Season 1:
He was the only person who sat beside Sonali Bendre and he was there because he directed Mr. India, Bendit Queen, Masoom (Song was famous called Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi) and recently you seen him in Vishwaroopam. And yes, he is a CA. He complete his studies of CA at the age of 22. The most amazing thing is that his Wikipedia profile says that he did Chartered Accountancy at the behest of his parents.
4. Deepak Parekh – Padma Bhushan winner and the Chairman of HDFC:
Quoting Wikipedia, “A pioneer in mortgage finance, he has enabled scores of Indian middle class people to own their houses or apartments through affordable loans.” This person should be the ideal role model for all chartered accountants. A bunch of movie buffs might have Shekhar Kapur as their role model too.
5. S. Gurumurthy:
The only greatest thing Abhishek Bacchan did apart from marrying Aishwarya Rai was act in a movie called Guru. In the movie R. Madhvan plays an aggressive journalist who is hell bent on exposing the corrupt practices of reliance (guru’s company with some other name in the movie). The movie Guru is based on true events and R. Madhvan’s character is strongly based on S. Gurumurthy. Gurumurthy’s articles in The Indian Express caused a national stir in the corporate world and did massive damage to Reliance. Yes! Chartered Accountants have been glorified in the movies too.
6. Aditya Puri – MD of HDFC:
[Amrita Puri, with Father Aditya Puri, both together]
We told you we are bad at advertising. He doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page. Her daughter is well-known actress named Amrita Puri, recently acted in Kai Po Che! and earlier she acted in Blood Money as well.
7. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala:
Another Investor. A few facts that he is India’s 51st richest man and world’s 1062th. He has been described as the “Pied Piper of Indian bourses”.
8. Prannoy Roy – The founder and Executive Chairman of NDTV:
First cousin of Arundhati Roy. Also studied at Queen Marry, University of London. His father was known as Hurricane Roy. Some families are just full of overachievers.
9. Rameshwar Thakur:
[in the picture: Right to left, Honorable PM Manmohan Singh, Former Governor Rameshwar Thakur, CM Navin Patnaik]
Senior Indian National Congress Politician. Former Governor of MP, AP, Kartnatka. Like a true politician, he is surrounded by controversies of eating money.
10. T. V. Mohandas Pai – CFO of Infosys from 1994 to 2006:
In 2000, he, along with others, founded the Akshaya Patra Foundation, Bangalore, to start a midday meal program for school children. Today, the midday meal program feeds over 12,00,000 children in 7,669 government schools across seven states in India,primarily in Bangalore’s rural and urban areas, Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli, Mathura, Jaipur, Baran district of Rajasthan, Nayagarh district of Orissa,Puri, Bhilai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Vadodara. This initiative has turned outto be the largest midday meal program in the world.
11. Shri K. Rahman Khan:
On 63rd Foundation day:
[(Left to Right): CA. Jaydeep N.Shah, Vice President, ICAI; CA. G. Ramaswamy, President, ICAI; CA. K.Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha; CA.Rameshwar Thakur, Governor, Madhya Pradesh & Shri R.P.N Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Corporate Affairs]
A chartered accountant turned politician from Karnataka, and a long-time member of the Indian National Congress. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Before holding the post of the Deputy Chairman he was the Union Minister of State for Chemical sand Fertilizers. Mr Khan is one of the most prominent Muslim leaders of the country.
12. Aroon Purie:
The person behind the famous Hindi news channel “Aaj Tak” and English News Channel “Headlines Today” is also a Chartered Accountant. Now he is serving as, Editor-in-Chief ofIndia Today. He was interviewed Narendra Modi at India Today Conclave 2013. Aroon Purie is an Indian businessman who is the founder-publisher and Editor-in-Chief of India Todayand the Chief Executive of the India Today Group. He is also the Managing Director of Thomson Press (India) Limited and the Chairman and Managing Director of TV Today. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest India. In October 2010, the first two paragraphs of a four-paragraph editorial written by Purie in India Today were found to have been lifted from an article in Slate Magazine. An Indian Chartered Accountant, Aroon Purie graduated from The Doon School and was awarded his B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1965. Bollywood actress Koel Purie is his youngest daughter. (which you may seen on Headlines Today’s show Couch With Koel).