Industrialist Onkar Kanwar’s biography launched

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New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) From falling-out with his father to setting up the Apollo Tyres company, industrialist Onkar S Kanwar shares it all in his biograpy, “The Man Behind The Wheel”, which was launched here on Friday.

The book, written by author Tim Bouquet, is a dynamic narration of Kanwar and describes how he turned Apollo a global brand — starting from scratch in 1974.

The book was launched by diplomat-turned-politician Shashi Tharoor, who said of it: “The story is told with tremendous amount of interesting facts and anecdotes. People know Kanwar as a business tycoon but the book gives a chance to know more about him.”

“I had heard about Onkar Kanwar and the story of Apollo Tyres during my various visits to India and in Britain, which led me to writing this book. Speaking with various individuals about Onkar and to the man himself, has been an enriching journey itself. Hope the readers would enjoy my version of Onkar Kanwar’s journey,” Bouquet said at the event.

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The book is the insightful and exciting story of the company and its creator which takes on a journey of Kanwar’s early days in the US to building factories in Vadodara and Chennai and further expanding to the Netherlands and Hungary.



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