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The Rainmaker Behind Mukesh Ambani’s $13 Billion Deal Spree

  • Manoj Modi is viewed as tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s right hand
  • Ambani has in recent weeks drawn billions in tech investments
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He has no flashy titles and few outside India know his name. But in the halls of Reliance Industries Ltd., Manoj Modi has quietly become one of the most powerful forces behind the corporate empire of Asia’s richest man.

Reserved and mostly invisible to the public, Modi is viewed by many insiders and others in India’s business world as the right hand of billionaire Mukesh Ambani. He played a key role during negotiations for a $5.7 billion deal with Facebook Inc. in April, backing Ambani and his children as they hashed out an agreement with the social networking giant, people familiar with the matter said.