24 Feb '11, 10pm

When a rough start leads to a smooth ride: Fewer still could understand the anomaly that Ms Kiran was - how coul...

SINGAPORE - Nothing helps like a bad start. Nobody wanted to work for her, nobody wanted to rent her an office, no bank would lend her money and nobody could figure out what she was doing. When Ms Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (picture) started her company in the late '70s in India, few people knew what biotechnology was. Fewer still could understand the anomaly that Ms Kiran was - how could a well-bred, middle-class young woman have the temerity to have a mind of her own, and the gumption to try and set up her own business? But armed with all of US$200 (S$256), working from a garage in a rented house, and with a sceptical secretary who initially refrained from telling her family that she was working for a woman, Ms Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw started to build her biotechnology empire. In 2004, Biocon was listed on the National Stock Exchange, making her India's richest woman, with an estim...

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