Dhruv Batra Prize
The Dhruv Batra Prize has been established to honour the way Dhruv lead his life - helping others and pursuing an entrepreneurial spirit.
A serial entrepreneur, Dhruv dreamt big and aimed to develop socially and economicallytransformative projects. After graduating from Warwick and the LSE, he moved back to India to set up India’s largest Solar Thermal Plant in Kutch, Gujarat. Recently he had successfully secured the government’s concession to develop India’s largest deep water port near Mumbai, despite competition from some of India’s largest conglomerates.
But Dhruv’s greatest trait, and what we believe to be his greatest quality, was his unflinching desire to help everyone. Fondly referred to as ‘Boss’, he was invariably the ‘Go To’ person for friends, family and acquaintances alike. Dhruv was happiest lending an ear to listen or a hand to help, no matter how big or small the request. He did not believe in saying no to anyone, even at great personal expense.
Loved and admired by all, he left a great hole in our lives late last year. This prize is an attempt to continue Dhruv’s legacy and at the same time help healthcare projects globally.