Indian tech guru is worth $1.2 billion, but his election campaign highlights his humble roots

By Rama Lakshmi, April 15, 2014

He is the richest candidate in India’s national elections, with a personal fortune of more than $1.2 billion. He co-founded one of the nation’s best-known IT companies, Infosys. At 58, Nandan Nilekani is comfortable sharing a stage with the likes of Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Google’s Eric Schmidt, and schmoozing at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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