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    ET Awards 2019: Dada gives a patient hearing; Harsh Goenka takes phone breaks to keep Twitter family happy

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    RPG Enterprises boss took time out from the awards function for a little poolside R&R.

    Selfie requests began as soon as Sourav Ganguly (L) arrived. Harsh Goenka (file photo - R) had a quick lie-down on a lounge chair by the pool.
    Cricket is a big part of Indian culture and also its economy. The BCCI was worth Rs 11,916 crore as per its 2017-8 balance sheet. It was opportune, therefore, that the new BCCI chief, Sourav Ganguly, would be present at the ET Awards for Corporate Excellence.

    Requests for selfies began as soon as Ganguly arrived at the hotel. After a break to freshen up and change, he took his place amidst eminent guests from the business and political spheres, like Home Minister Amit Shah, his son and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

    Ganguly spoke little and listened a great deal. For someone who is canny and has bowled as well as batted for India, grasping the nuances of different worlds is unlikely to be a hurdle.

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    When you’re a Twitter celebrity, you’ve got to keep your followers updated in real time.

    Harsh Goenka, who boasts of 1.5 million Twitter followers, took time out from the awards function for a little poolside R&R. The chairman of RPG Enterprises carefully negotiated the velvet rope barricade to have a quick lie-down on a lounge chair by the pool while he checked his phone. Fifteen minutes and a few tweets later, he got up, combed his hair and went right back to the main event.

    ET Awards 2019: Many Shades Of Blue, Banter, And Boardroom Stars Feted

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    Winning Moments

    The 2019 ET Awards saw leading businessmen and politicians in attendance. From Reliance Industries (RIL) boss Mukesh Ambani to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, big names from all over the country attended the event and celebrated leading businessmen for their work.

    The highoctane evening began and ended on a triumphant note. Take a look at some of the best moments from the event.


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