Battling the odds

After being hit with the Sebi ban, real estate baron KP Singh and his team gear up to deal with the biggest challenge that his company DLF has faced in recent times

Moving from a small town in Uttar Pradesh to England to study aeronautical engineering and then the ascent to become a realty czar owning a bevy of luxury cars and a private jet, not to mention India’s largest real estate development company, having a market capitalisation of ₹1.8 lakh crore at its peak in 2008, reads more like a script out of one of Bollywood’s typical rags to riches movies. Yet that is the true life story of Kushal Pal Singh, the man behind real estate behemoth DLF.