Billionaire family feud puts a 107-year-old empire in trouble

Billionaire family feud puts a 107-year-old empire in trouble

By Hugo Miller and Jonathan Browning As a child in London, one of Karam Hinduja’s favourite pastimes was watching Bollywood movies with his grandfather Srichand Hinduja, the patriarch of a sprawling global business empire. “He and I, without fail, once a week, whatever was new, whether it was good or bad,” Karam said in a recent interview in Geneva. “That’s a lot of how we bonded.” Little did he know then that a quarter century later the two of them would be embroiled in a real-life family drama more gripping than any Bollywood plot. And unlike most of the tearjerkers they watched, this one may not have a happy ending. His grandfather, SP as the 85-year-old is known, now suffers from a form of dementia, and Karam, his sister, mother, …
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