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Buffett meets Prime Minister

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Warren Buffett

US-based billionaire Warren Buffett, who is visiting India to promote philanthropy, today called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Buffett is believed to have discussed the efforts being made by him and other US-based businessmen to encourage captains of Indian industry to donate wealth for charitable work.

The legendary investor, whose company Berkshire Hathaway, recently tied up with Bajaj Allianz for distribution of motor insurance products, has also met Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Chairman J Harinarayan.

Besides meeting a group of 70 Indian industrialists yesterday, Buffett held discussions with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

The 80-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Buffett, who has pledged 99% of his wealth to social causes, is on his maiden visit to India.

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First Published: Fri, March 25 2011. 20:21 IST