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Real estate developer

K.P. Singh, the Chairman of DLF Group and recipient of the 'Delhi Ratna' Award for his valuable contribution to Delhi can be christened as the real estate baron of India. DLF Group has become the world’s largest real estate company in terms of revenues, earnings, market capitalization and developable area.

Background

Singh is married to Indira Singh and has one son, Rajiv Singh, and two daughters, Renuka Talwar and Pia Singh. All of K.P. Singh's family members, including grand-children, are now involved with running the family business.

Education

A graduate in science, Singh pursued Aeronautical Engineering in the UK, being subsequently selected to the Indian Army by British Officers Services Selected Board, UK

Career

After graduating in Science from Meerut College, he went to UK to study Aeronautical Engineering. While pursuing engineering in UK, K.P. Singh was selected to the prestigious Indian Army, by British Officers Services Selection Board, UK. He joined the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun and was later on commissioned into The Deccan Horse-a renowned cavalry regiment of The Indian Army.

in 1960 to join DLF, which had been founded in 1946 by his father-in-law, entrepreneur Chaudhary Raghvendra Singh. His father-in-law initially gave him assignments in the manufacturing field. When American Universal Company merged with DLF Universal Limited, K.P. Singh became the Managing Director of the new company.As the director of the new merger company, in 1979, he set out on an ambitious plan to develop property in the rural state of Haryana.

Achievements

  • Under Singh’s leadership, DLF ultimately expanded its development projects far beyond Gurgaon, building apartments, shopping malls, and hotels. In 2007 he oversaw DLF’s much-anticipated initial public offering, which raised about $2.24 billion through the sale of 175 million shares of stock. He has transformed Gurgaon into a modern-day residential destination by providing it with world-class facilities like, earthquake proof office buildings, apartments and shopping malls. He holds many key positions in regulatory bodies, including the post of the president of the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry India and also of the Philosophy Doctor chamber of Commerce and industry. He is the director of 31 different private companies engaged in various sectors of the economy. And finally, The prestigious 'Delhi Ratna' award was honored to him for his valuable contribution to Delhi.

    He stands at 130th position in the Forbes’s list of world’s richest people, released in 2011, and has a personal wealth of $7.3 billion.

Interests

  • Philosophers & Thinkers

    "The concept of philanthropy is really good, but for that people in our country, first need to create wealth themselves".

Connections

father-in-law:
Raghuvendra Singh - India

Raghuvendra founded the future largest commercial real estate developer in India in 1946, based in New Delhi, India.

wife:
Indira - India

Kushal married Indira at the age of 23. And now all of K.P. Singh's family members, including grand-children, are now involved with running the family business.

son:
Rajiv - India - Vice Chairman
Rajiv - son of Kushal Pal Singh

He is Vice Chairman of the DLF group. Rajiv's wife Kavita has been an 'advisor' to DLF Commercial Developers Ltd since November 2002. She was also appointed 'Advisor' to DLF Universal Ltd. Rajiv and Kavita have two daughters, Savitri and Anushka.

daughter:
Renuka Talwar - India

Renuka is married to G.S. Talwar, a non-executive director at DLF Ltd. Their son, Rahul, has joined DLF India Ltd as a "senior management trainee."

daughter:
Pia - India

Pia Singh is herself a whole-time director with DLF