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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw silences Twitter trolls with a 78% Biocon stock rally

It was the best return among shares of generic drugmakers worldwide


For more than two years, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw had a quarterly date with her Twitter trolls. Every three months, after her Bengaluru-based pharmaceutical company would deliver its earnings report, Mazumdar-Shaw says the trolls would emerge. They would tell the Biocon managing director and co-founder that she was the country’s worst business leader, that she should give up her stake in the firm, and that she was the reason women shouldn’t run companies. Her response was to break one of the unwritten rules of Twitter — don’t feed the trolls — by trying ...

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 08:50 IST