Sunil Bharti Mittal: Biography, Success, Inspiration

by Anup Maurya
Sunil Bharti Mittal Biography_Success_Inspiration

Many industrialists in India want to develop the country, and are doing it too. Like Rata Tata, the chairman of Tata Motors, or Mikesh Ambani, the owner of Reliance Industries. One of them is Indian industrialist “Sunil Mittal”, who is the owner of the Indian telecom company Airtel. Sunil has achieved this position due to his hard work and sincere dedication.

Sunil Bharti Mittal better known as Sunil Mittal, is an Indian entrepreneur and businessman, born in 1957 in Ludhiana district of Punjab. It is the owner and chairman of Airtel, India’s second and world’s third largest telecom company. He is named among the best telecom entrepreneurs in the world.

Sunil Mittal was declared the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2007 and the “Business Leader of the Year” by The Economic Times in 2005. This is the reason that today, due to Sunil Mittal, about 200 million customers of Airtel are connected.

NameSunil Bharti Mittal
DOB23 October 1957 ( Ludhiana, Punjab )
Age65 Years (2022)
ProfessionIndian Industrialists and Chairman of Airtel
WifeNyna Mittal
Net-Worth 20211,480 Crore American Dollar
EducationBachelor Of Arts And Science
Famous ForAirtel Chairman
Sunil Mittal Company Website Bharti Enterprises Official

Indian industrialist Sunil Mittal was born on October 23, 1957 in Ludhiana district of Punjab. His mother’s name is Lalita Mittal and father is Satpal Mittal, who was a politician, had been an MP from the Lok Sabha twice and once from the Rajya Sabha. His early education came from The Winberg Allen School in Mussoorie and later from Scindia School in Gwalior. In the year 1976, he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Panjab University.

Career Start

Talking about the beginning, Sunil Mittal wants to become a businessman, due to lack of any special interest in studies, he wanted to open a business of his own, perhaps that is the reason why Sunil Mittal has succeeded in his work today.

At the age of about 18, Sunil Mittal stepped into the business industry and along with his friends, he started a small bicycle business, in which he started making parts like crankshaft etc. of Hero Cycle. This business was good, but Sunil Mittal felt that not much could happen in this business, so he along with his brothers established the ‘Bharti Overseas Trading Company’.

Airtel Success Story Of Sunil Mittal

In the year 1981, he started the sale of portable generators from Japan by purchasing ‘Import License’. In this work, Sunil made huge profits and gradually started accumulating in this work. But in the meantime, Sunil Mittal’s business was soon closed due to two Indian companies already having licenses to manufacture generators in the country.

He knew that before starting any business, many problems have to be faced, so Sunil Mittal also did not give up and in the year 1984 started the work of push button i.e. wire phone from Taiwanese company Kingtel. And then in the year 1992, he filed for a mobile network license and out of some of the companies, Sunil Mittal’s company BHARTI CELLULAR LIMITED (BCL) also got the license.

From here, Sunil Mittal was seen on the path of success because Mittal crossed the mark of about 20 lakh people with the Airtel brand and was joining many resident industrialists.


India’s famous industrialist Sunil Mittal has played an important role in Indian telecom company Airtel, due to which Sunil Mittal was awarded India’s highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan by the government in the year 2007.

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