Sunil mittal was born on June 15, 1950 in Ludhiana, Punjab . He did his graduation from Punjab University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts and Science.His father , Sat Paul Mittal was an M.P but Sunil Mittal decided not to pursue a career in politics. After graduating Mittal partnered with his friend and formed a small bicycle business with Rs. 20,000. Mittal calculated that his business would not gain much exposure in Ludhiana . So he moved out to Mumbai in 1979. In three years Mittal collected his profit and in 1982 started a full fledged business importing generators from Japan. He acquired skills and experience related to marketing and working of the business .Later two companies were assigned by the government to produce generators locally so the government banned import of generators .During his trip to Taiwan in 1982 , Mittal was fascinated by electronic push button phones and introduced them to india .In 1986, Sunil Mittal incorporated Bharti Telecom Limited (BTL) and entered into deal with Siemens AG of Germany for manufacture of electronic push button phones. From here Mittal expanded his business and by early 1990s, Sunil Mittal was making fax machines, cordless phones and other telecom gear as well . Sunil Mittal clinched Delhi cellular license in collaboration with French telecom group Vivendi in 1992 . In 1995 Bharti Cellular Limited (BCL) was founded to offer cellular services under the brand name ‘AirTel’. ‘AirTel’ became regarded as a reliable telecom service provider and soon crossed the 2-million mobile subscriber mark. In 2001, BCL entered into a joint venture with Singapore Telecom International for a $650-million submarine cable project, India’s first ever undersea cable link connecting Chennai in India and Singapore. In 2006 the Bharti group forged a deal with the US retail giant Wal-Mart to start a number of retail stores across India.’Airtel’ surpassed its contemporaries with its unbeatable star power which included the likes of Sharukh Khan, R. Madhavan, A.R Rehman, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Sharman Joshi. He is now eyeing the African and South Asian markets to build a global empire . At the age of 55, Sunil Mittal can be rightly called as ‘King of the Ring’ because in a business where he is competing with Tata, Birla, Ambani and Vodafone, he is the biggest. It would take the nearest competitor nearly 12 months to catch up if the company stood still . Sunil Mittal has been honored with several awards. He was chosen as one of the top entrepreneurs in the world for the year 2000 and amongst ‘Stars Of Asia’, by ‘Business Week’. He also received IT Man of the Year Award 2002 from Dataquest and CEO Of the Year, 2002 Award (World HRD Congress). On charitable front the Bharti Foundation has funded over 50 schools in Madhya Pradesh and also donated Rs 200 million to IIT Delhi for building a Bharti School of Technology and Management. It was set up in the year 2000 with an aim to bring education to small towns, villages and remotest areas of the country.The foundation started the Satya Bharti School Programme in 2006, to forward its efforts. Mittal has so far helped 30,000 underprivileged children, helping them through their educational needs. The foundation has established over 200 schools.A pioneer, a dreamer, an achiever Mittal is not a man to rest on his laurels. With the vision of making Bharti group as the premium Indian conglomerate and expanding their business over the globe, Mittal is heading further. And whenever the next big revolution is happening, he will always be there busy being a part of it .