Passage Back To India

Raj Bagri started his career as a file clerk in a metals company in Calcutta. Thirty-six years after emigrating to Britain, Bagri is chairman of the London Metal Exchange and one of the country's 200 wealthiest people, with an estimated net worth of about $100 million. Bagri, also chairman of London-based Metdist Ltd., supplies India with 40% of its copper imports. In his latest venture, he plans to build a $600 million copper-smelting plant in western India in a joint venture with Mitsubishi Materials Corp. "I don't fly the ethnic flag, but I have an attachment to India," he says.

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