From setting up a jute factory to building airports and now ‘adjacencies,’ it’s been an eventful four decades, reminisces GM Rao

He started his industrialist career in 1978 by setting up a factory that made jute threads. In the four decades since, he has overseen his group course through multiple and disparate businesses — brewery, yeast, sugar, bank and insurance, an IPL franchise, to name a few — and finally drop anchor in infrastructure, with significant presence in airports, roads and power.At the end of it all, Grandhi...