In Pics: Will black ink 'dent' Sahara King Subrata Roy's royal image?

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The founder and chairman of the Sahara India Pariwar, Subrata Roy has come a long way in his life- from being a business tycoon to a victim of "black ink" attack on his face.

65-year-old Roy was on Tuesday produced before the Supreme Court where he assured that his group will refund ramining money of the investors in two months time.

The SC also pulled him up for contempt of court and said, "We respected you but you failed to respect us."

Here, lets go into flashback and get to know more about Subrata Roy's king-sized 'glamourous' and lesser-known lifestyle.

Subrata Roy leads an opulent and king-sized 'royal' lifestyle.

Sahara Group boss Subrata Roy owns the property worth Rs 682 millions and his business is spread across the globe.

He is also the proud owner of New York's Plaza Hotel and London's Grosvenor House.

Besides being sponsors of the Indian Hockey team, the Sahara Group also has partnership in Formula One Team named "Force India".

Sahara India is one of the biggest private sector employer, with more than 1.1 million employees.

Roy has also been in media glare because of his king-sized luxurious lifestyle.

Here are some of his pics:

Is Subrata Roy's arrest, an 'end' of his Sahara empire?

Born to Sudhir Chandra Roy and Srimati Chhabi Roy on June 10, 1948 in Bihar's Araria district, Roy had no interest in studies since earlier days. He did his schooling from Kolkata.

He pursued his graduation in Mechanical engineering from a government college in UP's Gorakhpur. He had a love marriage with his wife Swapna Roy.

 

Is Subrata Roy's arrest, an 'end' of his Sahara empire?

In 1978, when he founded Sahara, he owned a scooter and had Rs 2000 in his pocket. During that time, people who earned Rs 100 a day used to deposit Rs 20 with Roy. Initially, he involved around 100 of his friends from school and college.

In a career spanning 36 years, Roy spread his business into whole world.

 

Is Subrata Roy's arrest, an 'end' of his Sahara empire?

With his political clout, Roy has avoided many controversies surrounding his empire and related to his super luxurious lifestyle.

Is Subrata Roy's arrest, an 'end' of his Sahara empire?

The order to arrest Roy was issued on February 26 for his failure to appear before the apex court in a contempt case arising out of non refund of Rs 20,000 crore to investors by two of his companies.

Is Subrata Roy's arrest, an 'end' of his Sahara empire?

Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev also expressed concern over the arrest of Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy and hoped that an "extremely patriotic person" like him will come out of this situation soon.

"I have known him as an extremely patriotic man who has done so much for the country. I wish that he comes out of this situation soon," Kapil said in a letter addressed to the media.

 

 

Is Subrata Roy's arrest, an 'end' of his Sahara empire?

Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar Subrata Roy, arrives to appear before the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday after a weekend in the UP police custody.

Is Subrata Roy's arrest, an 'end' of his Sahara empire?

Sahara Chief Subrata Roy is escorted by the police officials after he surrendered in Lucknow on Friday, two days after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by the Supreme Court.

Is Subrata Roy's arrest, an 'end' of his Sahara empire?

Sahara Chief Subrata Roy is escorted by the police officials after he surrendered in Lucknow on Friday, two days after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by the Supreme Court.

Sahara Boss Subrata Roy's face smudged with black ink

Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar Subrata Roy, with face smeared with ink thrown by a lawyer, walks to appear before the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday after a weekend in the UP police custody.

Roy's face smeared with ink, thrown by a lawyer

Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar Subrata Roy, with face smeared with ink thrown by a lawyer, walks to appear before the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday after a weekend in the UP police custody.

Roy's blackened face, a dent on his image?

Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar Subrata Roy, with face smeared with ink thrown by a lawyer, walks to appear before the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday after a weekend in the UP police custody.

Friendship with Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan

Roy counts Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan among his friends. Big B is always seen alongwith his family members at functions of Subrata Roy.

Extravagant weddings of his sons

Roy's sons, Seemanto Roy and Sushanto Roy weddings were held on February, 10 to 14, 2004. Reportedly, $128 million were spent on marriage ceremonies, one of the most expensive ever.

The lavish marriages were attended by who's who of the industrial world, Bollywood stars, cricketers, fashion designers and other popular celebrities.

It became the talk of the town and was extensively covered by the media. The former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also attended his sons' weddings.

Ties with Tony Blair

Roy shares good rapport with Britain's ex-prime minister Tony Blair. This photograph was clicked at the Balkan Peace Festival in Skopje, Macedonia.

Owns fleet of expensive and fancy cars

Roy's opulent lifestyle includes his large fleet of expensive  and fancy cars like Rolls Royces, BMWs and Bentleys.

Besides, he also owns a fleet of private jets and helicopters.

Roy's palatial mansion made like White House and Buckinghum Palace

Sahara family members live in extra-ordinary luxurious lifestyle.

Some sources said that Roy had sent two architects to the US to closely observe the architecture of the White House, for the construction of his Lucknow residence.

His another residence is modelled on the architecture style of UK's Buckingham Palace, at the cost of tens of millions of dollars.

 

Manoj Sharma: Man who threw ink at Subrata Roy

Manoj Sharma, who claims to be a lawyer removes his shirt after throwing ink on Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar Subrata Roy outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Attacker, manhandled by police

Police detain Manoj Sharma, a lawyer who threw ink on Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar Subrata Roy outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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