November 2016 \ Diaspora News \ INDIANS IN EUROPE THROUGH THE LENS
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Kavita Bajeli-Datt

By Kavita Bajeli-Datt
  • Curry king Micky Sehgal, Credit: Kounteya Sinha

Hailing from Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, Gautam came to Antwerp some 30 years ago. He now owns a number of diamond outlets in Europe and many of the duty free-outlets at the European airports. A hotelier and a Belgian chocolate retailer, he is a known philanthropist.

Micky Sehgal arrived in Italy in June 1980 with just $500 in his pocket. Today, he is known as the Curry King and owns one of Rome's most famous Indian restaurants --Maharja's -- and has an annual turnover of over 1.5 million euros (Rs 11 crore).