Where are India’s billionaires during the pandemic? – Vinati Sukhdev

(Vinati Sukhdev is Executive Director of Pratham UK, a fundraising and awareness-raising organization. This article first appeared in The Statesman on June 21, 2021)

  • India is home to the third-highest number of billionaires in the world. In fact, according to Forbes, it overtook Germany to get to this position in 2020 – the year Covid struck and paralyzed the world. It is 2021 now and India is in the grip of a second wave of the pandemic which is unprecedented in scale and visceral in impact. So, I ask where are you?
    I am puzzled by your silence and disappointed by your absence during the second wave of the pandemic, especially as there are 140 of you with a combined net worth of US $596 billion…

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