At 60 years, tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia is ranked among the wealthiest men in Africa according to Forbes and information has it that the money he has will be enjoyed by his children’s grandchildren. No wonder his children Meera, Sheena and Rajivb organized for him a party last evening to celebrate his life at 60 years.
It’s not every day that you can find Governor of Uganda Tumusiime Mutebile, Information and National Guidance Minister Jim Muhwezi and the Kwagalana Group that constitutes most of the Kampala business district landlords were some of the guests, Bob Kabonero and Tom Mugenga on one party because of their busy business schedule but they all came to celebrate with Sudhir at his posh house in Kololo next to Acacia mall.
Clad in Caribbean attire, a red floral shirt and white pants, complete with a white hat, Sudhir went on greeting his guests and taking picture moments with anyone who was interested.
“I have started thinking about retirement. Maybe five years from now I will semi-retire,” Sudhir said to his guests after he was handed the microphone which left the guests bewildered on who will take over his empire that spans banking, hotels and hospitality, floriculture and education.
“Dad works hard, and parties even harder. We are not any different,” Rajiv, the only male child and second born said of his father before narrating his journey from when he was born in Kasese in 1956 to the Forbes dollar billionaire that we know today.