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Port to profit: Allcargo founder Shashi Kiran Shetty shares his life story

Shetty, the logistics leader who lives where Rajesh Khanna once did, takes Dev Chatterjee through his life that started at the docks, with some cinematic stopovers

Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder & Chairman, Allcargo Group
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Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder & Chairman, Allcargo Group (Illustration: Binay Sinha)

Dev Chatterjee Mumbai
When Shashi Kiran Shetty, founder and chairman of Allcargo Group, suggested we meet at his home for breakfast, I happily agreed. His home, Aashirwad, is after all the most storied address on Carter Road in Bandra, Mumbai. Until 2014, the sea-facing property belonged to Indian cinema’s first superstar – the enigmatic and, in later years, reclusive Rajesh Khanna.

Khanna had bought the bungalow in the 1970s from another box office favourite, Rajendra Kumar, whose commercial success had earned him the moniker “Jubilee Kumar”. In the ’50s, yet another leading actor of his time, Bharat Bhushan, best known for his portrayals in

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First Published: Apr 19 2024 | 6:52 PM IST

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