Amit Bagaria

Amit Bagaria is a serial entrepreneur-turned serial author, who has authored 10 books since December 2017. An out-of-the-box thinker, thought leader and marketing whiz, he excels at challenging fixated mind-sets of the majority in India.

As an entrepreneur, Amit has been India’s No.1 Healthcare Consultant, India’s No.1 Retail Consultant and India’s No.1 Residential Real Estate Consultant, apart from excelling in several other sectors. 

Amit was the first in India to:

  • 1994: introduce Bone Densitometry testing, for detecting the disease Osteoporosis.
  • 1995: set up the first chain of Laser-based vision correction centres.
  • 1999: introduce Day Surgery Centres as a business model. Ten years later, others started.
  • 2000: introduce Child Birth Centres.
  • 2001: conceptualise, plan, design and oversee the construction of the first new generation hospital.
  • 2007: break a Guinness World Record at the launch of a residential real estate project.
  • 2007: started advocating “small homes” as the answer to problems being faced by the real estate sector; today, >20Mn such homes have been built across the length and breadth of the country.

His first article was published in his school newspaper at the tender age of nine. As Editor of his high school newspaper and yearbook, and having studied journalism in USA, where he was the newspaper’s News Editor; he developed a passion for writing early in life. He was “Journalist of the Year” and received an “All American Journalist Award” from the American Scholastic Press Association.

As a Retail Consultant, he wrote prolifically for various retail publications. For one article, he interviewed several industry leaders, including Kishore Biyani, considered the father of modern retail in India. Little did poor Mr. Biyani know that Amit would lambast him in the article. The next time they ran into each other, Mr. Biyani told Amit that – being a fellow Marwari – he should have been less critical of him.

It was the same article that led a leading publisher to approach Amit to write a book – back in 2010, but that part of Amit’s life only began seven years later.  When he did begin, he did not stop or even pause. He has completed nine (9) books in 16 months and is now working on his tenth.

Apart from authoring nine books, Amit has also authored four chapters in reference books and contributed 40+ guest articles/columns to various newspapers and publications including The Economic Times, The Indian Express and DNA, as well as six cover stories for sector-specific periodicals. He has a popular blog www.bagariaamit.com

Amit has not just written, but has also been vastly written about. He has featured in 250+ media articles in 19 countries, including 25+ newspaper front pages and 40+ TV features or interviews. At the age of 21, Amit started an NGO to help college students fight drug abuse, which got featured in the front-pages of Calcutta’s two leading newspapers.

He has been guest faculty at IIM, Bangalore; Symbiosis, Pune; KIAMS, Karnataka; and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Bagaria is the Chairman of a 59-year old CBSE School in Laxmangarh, Rajasthan.

He has been a part of national committees of CII and FICCI, an Anchor or Panel Moderator at 15+ industry events in India, UK, Dubai and Spain, a guest speaker at several more, and a jury member for several award events in different sectors in India and abroad.