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Sri Prakash and Amit Lohia


SRI PRAKASH LOHIA and his son, Amit, are chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Indorama Corporation. The company employs 45,000 people in 38 countries, has a turnover of $20 billion (£16bn) and will mark its 50th anniversary in 2025. The Lohias were ranked third on the Asian Rich List 2024 with a net value of £10.1bn. Sri Prakash’s wife, Seema, happens to be the younger sister of the steel tycoon, Lakshmi Mit tal, who, along with his son, Aditya, was ranked second with £12.9 billion. According to the company’s literature, “Indorama Corporation, which is headquartered in Singapore, manufactures a multitude of products, including nitrogen fertilisers, phosphate fertilisers, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, textiles, cotton fibre, and medical gloves.

We are the largest producer of urea and phosphate fertilisers in Sub-Saharan Africa, the largest producer of polyolefins in West Africa, and the third largest producer of synthetic gloves in the world.” Amit is now settled in the UK, with his wife, Aarti, and their three children, Aria, Sohum (who is on the verge of becoming a chess grandmaster) and Shorya. The Labour party is not very happy that Amit had made a £2 million donation in a “personal capacity” to the Tories. In fact, it got into a fake rage about Indorama’s tenuous Russian con nection. Amit’s spokesman had to put out a statement: “Avgol Russia makes materials used in babies’ nappies and feminine hygiene products. It represents less than 0.19 per cent of Indorama Venture’s operations.

” But what is perhaps most unexpected about Amit is that he writes poetry. He published his first collection in 2022, and is working on his second. Amit said: “Siouxsie, The Cure, James, Morrissey and U2 are some of the timeless musicians who have had a profound influence on me. “I started writing poems when

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