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Bansilal Ka Jahaaz

Bansilal Ka Jahaaz

Mrinalini Patwardhan Mehra
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Everything is determined by fate and God’s will. Growing up, Bansi Lal Nijhawan believed wholeheartedly in this quaint folk wisdom. And today, as a highly respected name in the Indian travel industry, he has never had any reason to doubt the adage.

This is the story of Bansi Lal’s journey to the top as he faced several obstacles-both personal and professional-but which he overcame with his wit and tact, helping many other people along the way. Despite his deep faith in destiny, he never left things to chance, instead, proactively taking risks to develop his career and, later on, his business.

This comprehensive biography tracks Bansi Lal’s life from his humble beginnings in the Royal Air Force to his rise as a successful businessman; we traverse the journey undertaken by an unsure boy who was one of eight children of a stationmaster and who eventually came into his own, making the world his oyster. At times sombre and at times funny, this is a poignant and inspiring portrait-of a common man with uncommon goals-for anyone who dreams big.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Dec/2015

ISBN: 9780670088539

Length : 224 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Bansilal Ka Jahaaz

Mrinalini Patwardhan Mehra

Everything is determined by fate and God’s will. Growing up, Bansi Lal Nijhawan believed wholeheartedly in this quaint folk wisdom. And today, as a highly respected name in the Indian travel industry, he has never had any reason to doubt the adage.

This is the story of Bansi Lal’s journey to the top as he faced several obstacles-both personal and professional-but which he overcame with his wit and tact, helping many other people along the way. Despite his deep faith in destiny, he never left things to chance, instead, proactively taking risks to develop his career and, later on, his business.

This comprehensive biography tracks Bansi Lal’s life from his humble beginnings in the Royal Air Force to his rise as a successful businessman; we traverse the journey undertaken by an unsure boy who was one of eight children of a stationmaster and who eventually came into his own, making the world his oyster. At times sombre and at times funny, this is a poignant and inspiring portrait-of a common man with uncommon goals-for anyone who dreams big.

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Mrinalini Patwardhan Mehra

Born in 1957, Mrinalini Patwardhan Mehra studied French literature and has a master's degree in specialized interpretation and translation from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A published novelist and poet, her first novel, By Which We See All Colours, was published by Full Circle Books in 2007. Mrinalini's first biography, Bansi Lal Ka Jahaaz, on the life of Shri Bansi Lal Nijhawan, was brought out by Penguin Books in 2015. A Hero in the Chair Beside Me is her fourth biography. Mrinalini lives in New Delhi, India.
For more information: www.mrinalinimehra.com.