Amish Tripathi

Mr. Amish Tripathi is an alumnus of the 32nd batch of I.I.M. Calcutta. Amish is best known for his debut work ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ which found itself in the top seller list within a week of its launch. The Shiva Trilogy became one of the fastest selling book series in the history of Indian publishing. His books have also been translated into 19 Indian and International languages. His 6 books till now — The Immortals of Meluha (2010), The Secret of the Nagas (2011), and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013), which collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy and Scion of Ikshvaku (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2015), Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2017), Immortal India – Young Country, Timeless Civilization (Amish’s first non-fiction book) (2017) — have 4 million copies in print with gross retail sales of Rs. 120 cr. Film director Shekhar Kapur described him as ‘India’s first literary popstar. Amish’s spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailed Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’.

After studying at IIM Calcutta, Amish worked in the financial-services industry for fourteen years, in organisations including Standard Chartered Bank, IDBI Bank, and Development Bank of Singapore. His final stint was at IDBI Federal Life Insurance where he was the National Head of Marketing, Product Development & Service Quality, and also a member of the Senior Management Committee. He turned to full time writing in 2011, with the release of his 2nd book.

Amish is the recipient of several awards including Raymond Crossword Book Award, Dainik Bhaskar Literature Award, Society Young Achievers Award for literature, Man of the Year by Radio City, Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India, and Pride of India Award (Literature).

Forbes Magazine listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India. He is among GQ 50 Most Influential Young Indian, and was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American programme for outstanding leaders from around the world.

Amish had active interests in gymnastics, athletics, and boxing in his student life. He was the lead singer of the Baro-C bank at IIM Calcutta.

Amish Tripathi receiving his award