'Rendezvous' with the Lakshmi Niwas Mittal on Star World

A Royal Rendezvous with the "Man of Steel"

Don't miss this exclusive rendezvous with the Steel Baron, Mr. Lakshmi Niwas Mittal at his palatial mansion on Sunday, April 30th at 9 30 p.m. only on STAR WORLD

Mumbai, April 24, 2006… He is the richest Indian in the world and Forbes announced him as the third richest man in the world after Bill Gates and Warren Buffet! His story is not just a great success story… it is truly historic! It is a story of a boy from a small and poor Indian village, who has today created the biggest steel empire in the world. It is no coincidence that his first name is that of the Hindu Goddess of wealth and prosperity- Mr. Lakshmi Niwas Mittal. For the first time in 'Rendezvous' history, Simi Garewal moved away from her sets and traveled to UK to interview the 'Man of Steel'. Watch the self-made billionaire at his royal abode in London, as he talks to Simi in an exclusive episode of Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, this Sunday, April 30th at 9:30 p.m. only on Star World.

In this special episode, get a sneak peek into the world's most expensive home - the grand and palatial 'Mittal Mansion' and some never-seen-before pictures of the Mittal family. The steel tycoon shares tales of his childhood, his success formula and how he consolidated the "Mittal Steel Empire", the risks he has taken and the failures he has tackled. He also talks about how he will now like to strengthen the world's steel industry by acquiring Arcelor, the second largest steel-making company in the world. He shares his business acumen behind this takeover and how it will help the society and community.

An Indian who has achieved so much in his life and has reached beyond our dreams! What did it take and what is his story? All this and much more…on an exclusive rendezvous with none other than Lakshmi Mittal! So, make sure you don't miss this special one-hour episode of Rendezvous with Simi Garewal on Star World, Sunday, April 30th at 9.30 p.m.

Next week… Simi returns with Lakshmi and the woman he shares his success with… his inspiration, his advisor, his homemaker and his one great enduring love- his wife, Usha Mittal. Also for the first time, catch special glimpses of the most expensive wedding of the century of their daughter, Vanisha with Amit Bhatia in Paris.

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