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AustraliaSecrets of Mr Adani: Indian billionaire, 56, was abducted by gunmen, survived a terror attack and dropped out of high school - and will now start Australia's biggest EVER coal mine

04:30  23 june  2019
04:30  23 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Secrets of Mr Adani : Indian billionaire , 56 , was kidnapped and ransomed, survived a terror attack and dropped out of high school - and will now start Australia ' s biggest EVER coal mine . School dropout Gautam Adani , 56 , is behind Australia ' s controversial new mine . He has a net worth of

Over the course of his 56 years, billionaire Gautam Adani has survived a terror attack and an alleged kidnapping.

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He dropped out of high school only to forge one of India's most successful businesses and become one of the subcontinent's wealthiest men.

Now the self-made man can say he has weathered the mother of political storms, with his proposed mammoth Australian coal mine on the cusp of becoming reality.

The mining magnate's Carmichael mine received the final tick of approval from Queensland's environment bureaucrats last Thursday.

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The Indian billionaire Gautam Adani ’ s bn proposal to build a giant mine in the Galilee basin, about 340km It has outlasted three Australian prime ministers and survived the signing of a global deal to Unsuccessful court battles have been waged and lost by opponents, promised imminent start

But one assistant high school principal who survived a school shooting — after loading his Colt .45 pistol, then chasing and detaining the suspect at He loaded and took aim at Mr . Woodham, but did not fire out of fear of hitting someone in the background. “I knew not to shoot because the backstop

Mr Adani's victory comes after the facility's approval has been hobbled by environmental protests for nine years.

If everything goes to plan, the coal mine is projected to be Australia's largest - and possibly the world's.

The company claims the huge mine will produce 2.3 billion tonnes of the black rock over the next 60 years.

But there is something more extraordinary than the scale of Mr Adani's ambitions in Australia: the sensational secrets he has hidden behind his bushy moustache.

Secrets of Mr Adani: Indian billionaire, 56, was abducted by gunmen, survived a terror attack and dropped out of high school - and will now start Australia's biggest EVER coal mine© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited School dropout Gautam Adani, 56, is behind Australia's controversial new mine. He is pictured with his wife Priti at the wedding of Akash Ambani - from India's richest family Secrets of Mr Adani: Indian billionaire, 56, was abducted by gunmen, survived a terror attack and dropped out of high school - and will now start Australia's biggest EVER coal mine© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Adani's son Karan (pictured left) married Paridhi Shroff (pictured right). Their wedding had thousands of guests, VIPs and private jets

Abduction, terror, glitz and glamour

Not long ago, Mr Adani and his dentist wife, Priti, beamed as the eldest of his two sons, Karan, married the woman of his dreams in a glitzy ceremony.

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The lavish nuptials - featuring private jets, VIP guests and thousands of attendees - spoke to Mr Adani's extreme wealth.

The businessman has predicted his enterprise will be worth an eyewatering $20 billion by 2020.

But with wealth and success comes the jealousy of others, and in 1997, kidnappers purportedly sought to take advantage of Mr Adani's riches.

The future billionaire was held for ransom and local media reports claim he was not released until $AUD3 million was paid to his kidnappers.

Details are scant. Eight men accused of involvement in Mr Adani's abduction have been acquitted by Indian courts, local media reports said.

And Mr Adani has been shy about speaking publicly about the no doubt terrifying incident.

Asked about the incident by London's Financial Times, Mr Adani would only say: 'Two or three very unfortunate incidents happened in my life, that is one of them'.

Premier promises Adani won't be the last mine she approves

Premier promises Adani won't be the last mine she approves The proposed coal mine was the first, waiting approval to begin mining in Queensland's Galilee Basin, described as Queensland's last significant coal resource. Six other mines wait to follow in Adani's footsteps and begin digging up coal in the Basin.  All but one of those mines' coal outputs were expected to exceed the Carmichael mine. The China Stone Coal Project, owned by MacMines Austasia, will sit just 30 kilometres from the Carmichael site. MacMines was given the environmental nod from the Coordinator-General last year, but has withdrawn its mining lease application.

Thunberg finishes by urging: "So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. On 11 January 2020 Thunberg called on German company Siemens to stop the delivery of railway parts for a planned coal mine by Indian company Adani in Australia .[69].

Even by the standards of terrorism in India , which has suffered a rising number of attacks this year, the assaults were particularly brazen in scale and execution. Before his phone went dead, Mr . Karim added Unlike previous attacks in India this year, which consisted of anonymously planted bombs

It wasn't the first time the billionaire has came perilously close to death.

On November 26, 2008, Mr Adani was having dinner at Mumbai's iconic Taj hotel when it came under attack by terrorists.

Mr Adani hid in the basement as armed men killed more than 160 people inside. He only escaped when commandos took the fight to the killers.

'I saw death at a distance of just 15 feet,' he told local media. It's no doubt something that fuels his ambitions to this day.

Secrets of Mr Adani: Indian billionaire, 56, was abducted by gunmen, survived a terror attack and dropped out of high school - and will now start Australia's biggest EVER coal mine© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Adani hid in the basement of Mumbai's iconic Taj hotel (pictured) when terrorists killed 160 people inside the building on November 26, 2008 Secrets of Mr Adani: Indian billionaire, 56, was abducted by gunmen, survived a terror attack and dropped out of high school - and will now start Australia's biggest EVER coal mine© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Karan Adani's wedding (pictured) had thousands of guests and live a live Spanish flamenco band (pictured on stage)

How he came to wealth

Mr Adani comes from simple beginnings, a rarity in India's class-based system. Now 56, the mining magnate is estimated to be worth about $US11.4 billion ($AUD16.5b).

As a teenager, Mr Adani moved from his hometown of Gujarat, in the subcontinent's north-west, to the big city of Mumbai.

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He thought the diamond trade could be the key to his wealth but instead returned home in 1981 to work on his brother's plastics business.

It was there he began to make his fortune - first by striking an international deal with a Korean business, then by forming an import-export business, Adani Enterprises.

His business secret, as the Financial Times put it, was simple. 'Earn a small amount in one business, then take on heavy debts against its income to finance expansion into another,' the broadsheet said.

It's a strategy Mr Adani has repeated over the years, allowing him to fund the world's biggest privately-held coal power station and India's largest private port in Mundra, Gujurat.

Critics have railed against Mr Adani's personal connection with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both rose to power about the same time and local media have described him as Mr Modi's 'constant companion' on overseas trips.

Secrets of Mr Adani: Indian billionaire, 56, was abducted by gunmen, survived a terror attack and dropped out of high school - and will now start Australia's biggest EVER coal mine© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Business pals: Both Mr Adani (left) and Mr Modi (in white) rose to power about the same time and local media have described him as Mr Modi's 'constant companion' on overseas trips Secrets of Mr Adani: Indian billionaire, 56, was abducted by gunmen, survived a terror attack and dropped out of high school - and will now start Australia's biggest EVER coal mine© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The new coal mine is in its early stages (pictured) in central Queensland. The fiercely debated topic was a key decider in the federal election in the Sunshine State

What's next for Mr Adani?

This year Adani Enterprises is set to overtake Indian multinational Tata, the owner of Jaguar Land Rover, as the subcontinent's largest private power producer since opening its first power station just 10 years ago.

Adani is not about jobs, and never really was

Adani is not about jobs, and never really was It feels like you can believe whatever you want about Adani, or at least whatever suits your world view. But Adani was never really about jobs. “Adani” is a litmus test in Australian politics: you are either for Adani, which means you are for economic prosperity and development of Australia’s regions, or you are against Adani, in which case you are against prosperity, against people who need jobs, even against central Queensland itself.

There was an attack by four heavily armed terrorists on 18 September 2016, near the town of Uri in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian billionaire Gautam Adani says his company is making the biggest single investment by an Indian corporation in Australia . "If the federal government hands Adani A billion of public money for this destructive mine that will destroy our reef, we will consider all avenues, including legal action

Construction on the Carmichael mine is set to soon begin after a management plan was approved by the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science.

'I'm thankful to the Queensland government and the Australian federal government for believing in Adani's vision to fortify India's energy security & create opportunities for Australians,' Mr Adani said on Wednesday.

'The project will deliver 1,500 direct and 6,750 indirect jobs,' the company has claimed. But critics say the exact number is far lower. And despite the approval from the state and federal governments, there are still some obstacles before the mine gets off the ground.

The controversy is sure to continue with conservationists worried about the effect the dam will have on a nearby spring, the region's groundwater and the nearby Great Barrier Reef.

If all goes to plan, Mr Adani's dream mine is set to start operations in 2021.

Secrets of Mr Adani: Indian billionaire, 56, was abducted by gunmen, survived a terror attack and dropped out of high school - and will now start Australia's biggest EVER coal mine© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Successful businessman: Mr Adani rang the bell when his Mundra Port & Special Economic Zone Ltd. was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai in 2007. His business has boomed since then
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Anti-Adani protesters have brought peak-hour traffic in Melbourne and Brisbane to a grinding halt tonight with mass demonstrations. About 500 protesters marching against the Queensland government’s backing of the controversial Carmichael coal mine sat on Brisbane’s busy Victoria Bridge, halting traffic. Authorities had prepared for the protest, shutting down William Street as they marched across the bridge to South Bank. © AAP Protesters sit down on the VIctoria Bridge in Brisbane halting traffic. The demonstration also triggered delays on major Brisbane bus routes, according to TransLink.

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