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Sri Prakash Lohia
Textiles, Plastics
Rank 2017
27=
Worth
£3,977m
Rise/fall
£1,037m

London-based Lohia, 64, the brother-in-law of Lakshmi Mittal (qv), is looking to Africa to increase his fortune. He is best known in London for buying and renovating Sheridan House in Mayfair for £50m. Indian-born Lohia, an Indonesian citizen, helped his father turn Indorama into one of the world's largest textile and plastics operations, with plants in India, Thailand, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Africa and Indonesia. Its investment in Africa will increase from $2bn to $4.2bn by 2020. His son Amit runs the operation.