MAN WITH A CEMENT TOUCH
Kanda’s sprawling empire extends from hotels to realty
A three- acre Mughal- style fortress, Kanda’s home in Sirsa is part of a 13- acre complex that has an ophthal-mological hospital, a shrine devoted to Lord Shiva, a charitable trust and a memorial to Baba Tara, his spiritual guru until 2002.
Park Plaza Hotel, Gurgaon
An exclusive, 45- room European- style business hotel spread over 2.5 acres.
Hong Kong Bazar
One lakh square feet of commercial shopping area in Gurgaon’s Sector 57, valued at more than Rs 60 crore according to the company. It advertises itself as an international shopping experience for niche populations from eminent housing societies in the township.
A shopping, gastronomic and entertainment hub on the main Palam Vihar Road in Sector 23, Gurgaon. A mix of high- end restaurants, stores and cinemas under a single roof. The promoters claim it’s the first “theme mall” of its kind in India.
Casino Rio, Goa
An offshore, floating, gaming and gambling casino that Kanda purchased from Leela Hotels Group in 2009 for a reported sum of Rs 30 crore. It is currently non- operational, pending licenses and certification from the Goa government and director general of shipping.
MDLR’s Vastu- based residential project
This is located between Palam Vihar and National Highway 8. Promoters claim it will be “the first choice for quality home seekers”.
MDK International School, Sirsa
An ambitious public school in his home constituency that Kanda promises will rival the best in the country. The building and on- campus housing covers an area of three acres.
Hospital in Sirsa
A soon- to- be- constructed secondary and tertiary healthcare facility that Kanda’s supporters say will soon rival Delhi’s Apollo and Escorts hospitals. The hospital is being built on a three- acre plot close to the MDK International School.
Three forthcoming hotel projects
The first is in Manesar. The second is a super luxury hotel, villa and spa complex over 11 acres of prime estate along NH- 8. The third is a high- rise luxury hotel in Sector 14, Gurgaon.
KANDA’S PALATIAL MUGHALSTYLE HOME IN SIRSA