INDIA: No Ordinary Person

When Seth Ramkrishna Dalmia was 18 he made his first million. Today at 60, Dalmia controls flour and sugar mills, cement and chemical plants, coal mines, banks, insurance companies and six news papers, including the influential Times of India. He is said to be India's third rich est industrialist.* Along the way, Dalmia has come to believe that he is indeed one among men, possessing unusual spiritual qualities. "I shall die peacefully with a smile on my face, "he once wrote, "an enviable state unattainable by ordinary men." And in the style of Indian saintly ones, he is always...

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