New Delhi: Vijay Mallya, ex-chairman of United Spirits Ltd, is in the news for all the wrong reasons for loan defaults amounting to Rs 9,000 crores. NewsX accesses the biodata of the ‘King of good times’. Take a look: 
Father’s Name: Late Shri Vittal Mallya
Mother’s Name: Shrimati Lalitha Mallya
Date of Birth: 18 December 1955
Place of Birth: Kolkata (West Bengal)
Marital Status: Married on 16/06/1993
Spouse’s Name: Shrimati Rekha V. Mallya
Children: One son and two daughters
Educational Qualification:
B.Com. (Hons.), Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Honoris Causa) conferred by Southern California University, Irvine, U.S.A. Educated at La Martinere, Kolkata and St. Xaviers College, Kolkata.
Permanent Address:
No. 3, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka560001 Tel. – {080} 22215353, 22127777, 22867000, 22111111
Present Address:
‘DEVIKA’, 20, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi Tel. – 26117020, Mobile: 9013181234, 9013181385
Positions Held:
April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2002-Feb. 2004 and Member, Consultative Committee for the Oct. 2004-April 2008 Ministry of Defence Sept. 2002-Feb. 2003 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Feb. 2003-Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Defence Aug. 2004-April 2008 Member, Committee on Industry Sept. 2004-April 2008 Convenor, Sub-Committee-III of the Committee on Industry for the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Member, Sub-Committee-IV of the Committee on Industry for Action Taken Report Aug. 2007-April 2008 Member, Sub-Committee-II for Small Scale Industries of the Committee on Industry June 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2010 – Aug. 2012 Member, Committee on Industry Aug.2010 – May 2014 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Sept. 2014 onwards Member, Committee on Commerce
Freedom Fighter:  No
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests :
Founded the Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation, Bangalore; co-promoted the Mallya-Aditi International School, Bangalore; established the Mallya Super Speciality Hospital, Bangalore
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation:
Co-owner and Team Principal, Sahara Force India, India’s first-ever Formula One Team and represents India’s first, truly global sports foray; his company, the UB Group is the owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL Cricket team, McDowell Mohun Bagan and Kingfisher East Bengal football teams; keen sportsman and an ardent aviator and yachtsman of distinction; has won trophies on the professional car racing circuits; participates in and also supports various sporting events worldwide; Chairman, Federation of Motor Sports Club of India since 1989; Member, (i) Managing Committee, Karnataka State Cricket Association of India, (ii) World Sports Council and (iii) Formula One Commission
Countries Visited :
U.S.A., France, Germany, U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, U.A.E., Hong Kong, China, Japan and several other countries
Other Information:
Chairman of public companies both in India as well as in the U.S.A.; Chairman, (i) The UB Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates with diverse interests in brewing, distilling, aviation, real estate, engineering, fertilizers, biotechnology and informaton technology, (ii) Aventis Pharma India (previously Hoechst)and (iii) Bayer Crop Science in India for over 20 years; nominated Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum; recipient of the Officer De La Legion D’Honneur from the Government of France; received several professional awards in India and abroad

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