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Nikesh Arora: Wife, Family and Profile



Nikesh Arora is one of the most globally known Indian businessmen. He had just recently resigned from the post of President of Japanese SoftBank. He had got recognition as a senior business executive of Google.


The sudden exit of Nikesh from SoftBank was quite shocking. He was under fire and even an investigation was done on the complain of a shareholder. He was proved innocence after thorough enquiry. But, when everything looked settled, he put down papers. He was handpicked by the maverick founder and CEO of SoftBank Masayoshi Son.


SoftBank has made huge investment in India in various ventures. It would be interesting to see how the company handles these investments without Nikesh Arora.
Nikesh was also in news for his ridiculously high salary that he was getting from SoftBank. In Indian Rupees, he was getting Rs. 4 Crore per day.




Profile of Nikesh Arora


Nikesh Arora’s father was an officer with the Indian Air Force. Nikesh did engineering from Indian Institute of Technology – BHU in 1989. It must be noted here that at the time of Nikesh engineering, this college was not an IIT. After completing degree with Electrical Engineering, Nitesh went the USA and took admission in Boston College for MS. Later, he did MBA from Northeastern University. It should be mentioned here that apart from B.Tech, MS and MBA, Nikesh also holds CFA designation.



Wife of Nikesh Arora


Nikesh Arora married socialite Ayesha Thapar in July, 2014. This was a big fat Punjabi marriage which was intensively covered by Indian and USA press.


The marriage was solemnized in Italy and was attended by celebrities from Bollywood and Hollywood. Needless to say, tech giants from Google and other Silicon Valley companies were there.


The couple has a son.


Ayesha is the scion of powerful Thapar family of Delhi. She is going to handle Indian City Properties of Thapar family.


Interestingly, it was second marriage for both Nikesh and Ayesha.


Previously, Ayesha was married to a Turk businessman based in Miami. They had divorced mutually. It is said that she started to date Nikesh without even divorcing.

And, it was the main reason why Nikesh’ first wife asked her to go away from her life. The name of Nikesh’ first wife was Kiran. They had a daughter. In fact, the daughter is still in touch with Nikesh. But, Kiran doesn’t want to see Nikesh anymore. 


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