51 Facts About Vijay Mallya

1. Vijay Mallya lost control of the team during the summer break of the 2018 F1 season, when one of Force India's creditors attempted to gut the team to get the money they were owed.

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2. Vijay Mallya now has 14 days to appeal against the decision.

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3. Vijay Mallya dismissed the proceedings against him—calling the situation a "witch hunt".

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4. In 2012, Vijay Mallya ceded management control of United Spirits Limited to global spirits giant Diageo, retaining a minority stake in the business.

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5. Vijay Mallya consolidated the various companies under an umbrella company, "UB Group", spun off non-core and loss-making businesses and focused on alcoholic beverages.

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6. Vijay Mallya is facing money-laundering charges in the United Kingdom after India initiated extradition proceedings against him.

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7. Vijay Mallya is reported to be preparing to marry for the third time, to former Kingfisher Airlines air-hostess Pinky Lalwani.

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8. Vijay Mallya said "There's nothing to miss" for him about India, since his immediate family has all moved to England or the United States.

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9. Vijay Mallya dismissed the proceedings against him—calling the situation a "witch hunt".

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10. In 2012, Vijay Mallya ceded management control of United Spirits Limited to global spirits giant Diageo, although he retained a minority stake in the business.

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11. Vijay Mallya consolidated the various companies under an umbrella group called the "UB Group", spun off non-core and loss-making businesses and focused on the core business of alcoholic beverages.

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12. Vijay Mallya is the ex-chairman of United Spirits, the largest spirits company in India, and continues to serve as chairman of United Breweries Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests including beverage alcohol, aviation infrastructure, real estate and fertilizer.

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13. Vijay Mallya is the subject of an extradition effort by the Indian Government to return him to India from the UK to face charges of financial crimes.

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14. Vijay Mallya had sold most of his shares in United Spirits and had given management control to UK-based Diageo.

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15. Vijay Mallya said he was not "tipped off" by anyone to flee the country.

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16. On Wednesday, Vijay Mallya said, "I left India because I had a scheduled meeting in Geneva.

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17. Vijay Mallya is the chairman of the United Breweries Group and Kingfisher Airlines.

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18. Vijay Mallya is a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.

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19. Vijay Mallya was selected as a member of parliament in Rajya Sabha in 2002 from his state Karnataka with the support of Congress and Janata Dal.

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20. Vijay Mallya has celebrated the total number of 62 birthdays till date.

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21. Vijay Mallya was born on 18th December 1955 in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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22. Vijay Mallya met, and married, Sameera Tyabjee, an Air India airhostess in 1986.

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23. In 2009, Vijay Mallya successfully bid for, and bought, belongings of Mahatma Gandhi for US$1.8 million, in a New York auction house.

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24. Vijay Mallya is known to be an elaborate flaunt and a show of wealth.

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25. In 2005, Vijay Mallya launched the Kingfisher Airlines, which was a considerably major business venture.

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26. Vijay Mallya was born on December 18, 1955 in Bantwal, Mangaluru in India.

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27. Vijay Mallya is a member of the upper house of the Parliament of India, the Rajya Sabha.

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28. Vijay Mallya is a 'car lover' and has a collection of more than 200 cars and many of his cars are in California, USA.

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29. Vijay Mallya married Rekha from Coorg, who was known to him since his childhood days, in the year 1993.

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30. Vijay Mallya is one of the biggest and the most  popular businessmen of India.

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31. Vijay Mallya had borrowed £20.4 million mortgage from UBS in March 2012, for given period of five years.

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32. Vijay Mallya is currently contesting his extradition case in London filed by the Indian government on behalf of the CBI and ED.

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33. In an appeal before the HC last month, Vijay Mallya had sought for the hearing to be deferred till a hearing on provisional attachments of his properties is decided before an appellate tribunal in New Delhi.

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34. Vijay Mallya faces setback in legal fight to save posh London home.

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35. Vijay Mallya faces setback in saving his posh London home from foreclosure.

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36. Vijay Mallya faces setback in case to save London home.

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37. Vijay Mallya is residing in the UK from the past two years.

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38. Vijay Mallya had moved the HC after this and now, this petition stands dismissed as well.

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39. Vijay Mallya had filed an application in the lower court seeking a stay on.

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40. Vijay Mallya had filed an appeal against the Enforcement Directorate, which wanted him to be declared a 'fugitive economic offender' and his properties to be confiscated.

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41. In June 1993, Vijay Mallya married his current wife Rekha, whom he had known since childhood, and together they have two daughters, Leanna and Tanya.

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42. Vijay Mallya was educated at La Martiniere Calcutta, where he was appointed House Captain of Hastings house in his final year, and at St Xavier's College, Kolkata, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1976.

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43. Vijay Mallya is on bail since his arrest on an extradition warrant in April 2017.

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44. Vijay Mallya co-owned the Formula One team Sahara Force India from 2007 to 2018.

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45. Vijay Mallya left India on 2 March 2016 after saying he wanted to move to Britain to be closer to his children.

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46. On 2 May 2016, Vijay Mallya resigned from his post as a Rajya Sabha MP, a week after the Rajya Sabha ethics panel declared that he should no longer be a member of the House and one day before the panel was set to meet again to recommend his expulsion.

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47. In February 2015 Vijay Mallya was forced to resign as Chairman of United Spirits, and he contracted to receive a $75 million severance payment as part of that deal, but the courts in India have blocked that payment.

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48. Vijay Mallya is the son of Vittal Mallya and Lalitha Ramaiah.

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49. Vijay Mallya was named in the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, leaked confidential documents relating to offshore investment.

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50. On 3 October 2017, Vijay Mallya was arrested as part of a money-laundering case in London and was released on bail.

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51. Vijay Mallya was a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, for his home state Karnataka, India.

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