Having a good chartered accountant is the key to becoming (and staying) rich.
Together, Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani, the two sons of Dhirubhai Ambani, may control everything from books to cell phones to spectacles to vegetables—and petrol and plastics thrown in. They may be buying companies, setting up power units, and building skyscrapers.
But, neither brother figures in the list of India’s top-100 income-tax payers though their mother, Kokilaben, does! The real shocker is Abdul Karim Lala Telgi. The prime accused in the supposedly Rs 3,000 crore fake stamp paper scam paid Rs 6.5 crore in income-tax for 2007-08.
# Income-tax paid by Infosys co-chairman Nandan Nilekani: Rs 5.16 crore
# Income-tax paid by Wipro chairman Azim Premji: Rs 4.68 crore