In his first interview since his father became indisposed, elder son and heir apparent Sushanto Roy talks to Sutapa Mukherjee about his father's health, his responsibilities within Sahara, and the group's future.
On his father's illness
It's just rumour. My father has had, in the last few months, some blood pressure fluctuations. He's disciplining his lifestyle—he eats and sleeps on time, does yoga regularly and also goes for a daily walk. He hasn't been seen in public for some time...I guess that's why there are all these rumours.
On his current business responsibilities
I am heading the mega housing infrastructure project. We are building 217 luxurious, self-sufficient townships. Each township will have at least 3,500 houses and will be equipped with schools, hospitals, multiplexes, hotels, clubs and proper security systems. Infrastructure facilities include round-the-clock electricity and water supply and proper air-conditioning. The minimum area is around 100 acres and in some cities it is as big as 300 acres. Earlier, I was looking...