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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. Illustration by Binay Sinha

I like to spend a lot of time on the beach. Scuba diving. Snorkeling. But that's when I have a little time, confesses. When they do happen, these rare trivial pursuits don't usually lead her further than the Maldives or Thailand — destinations close to India. The founder and chairperson of Biocon, India's largest bio-pharmaceutical company, is hosting a lunch for Business Standard at Biocon's Dining Hall, called what else, Fine Dine.

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First Published: Fri, June 07 2019. 20:51 IST

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