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PRS Oberoi, chairman, Oberoi Group, was just about to talk to the media at about 10 pm after collecting the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award at Taj Lands End

November 28, 2008 2:03:04 am

Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group

* Was having dinner at the Chambers’ – a restaurant on Taj first floor – last evening. He was rescued at 9 am today.

Ravi Kant, MD, Tata Motors

* Unconfirmed reports say he was in a meet with the Korean delegation to discuss commercial vehicles, was rescued at 5 am.

RK Krishna Kumar, MD, Taj Group of Hotels

* Safely evacuated.

The Oberoi Trident

James Turley, Global Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young

* He checked out of Trident at 1 pm last afternoon to be there for the E&Y Entrepreneurs Awards at Taj Lands End

Vinod Garg, Director, Ispat Industries

* On a dinner outing with wife and friends, was rescued at 4 pm today.

Madhavi Puri Buch, Executive Director, ICICI Bank

* She was at Oberoi along with her husband Dhaval Buch, a director at Hindustan Unilever Ltd. She was rescued at 4 am today.

Hindustan Unilever Ltd Board

Patrick Cescau, Group CEO, Unilever

Paul Polman, CEO-elect, Unilever

Harish Manwani, Chairman, HUL

Nitin Paranjpe, CEO, HUL

Dhaval Buch, Director, HUL

* The Unilever management were huddled in a board meet, finally evacuated at 4 pm today.

PRS Oberoi, chairman, Oberoi Group, was just about to talk to the media at about 10 pm after collecting the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Lifetime Achievement) Award at Taj Lands End on Wednesday where about 50 top CEOs had gathered. He must have perhaps expected a congratulatory call but, unfortunately, it was a call from his office about the terror attack at Trident on Nariman Point, about 18 km away. Extremely disturbed, he left the venue in a hurry.

But then, there were many other corporate heads stuck at Taj Mahal Palace and Trident, facing an ordeal, which for some lasted a full 24 hours before they were rescued.

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