Till a few years back it was the Doon School in Dehradun, which was regarded as the best boarding school in India. However, the record of being India’s best boarding school consecutively for 4 years was broken in 2011 by another stalwart school named the Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle. In fact, in 2009, the school was even adjudged as the best boarding school in the world by the Education World. Striving to achieve an all-round excellence, since its inception, Rishi Valley School has carved out some of the brightest stars of India. In this list, let’s run through the name some well-known alumni of this school—
7. Hemant Lalitraj
A famous private equity and venture capitalist now, Hemant Lalitraj is an investment banker based in the UAE. Before making a name among the who’s who of investment banking, Lalitraj was a student at Rishi Valley School from where he had finished his entire schooling. Later, he did his higher studies from the eminent NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
6. Oopali Operajita
A celebrated Bharatanatyam and Odishi dancer, Oopera Operajita is also a Senior Advisor to the world leaders on Public Policy and International Affairs. Although she received her higher education from Delhi University, the Dalhousie University, Canada and the Carnegie Melon University, USA, she still regards Rishi Valley School as her alma mater which shaped her all round personality and instigated her to be an independent woman in all senses of the term. She is also a distinguished faculty fellow at the Carnegie Melon University, USA. She is an inspiration to numerous other women all over the world who want to be someone one day!
She is the god daughter of Leela Naidu, an actress who was regarded as one of the top 10 beautiful women in the world alongside Maharani Gayatri Devi.
5. Varun Gandhi
The grandson of Indira and Feroz Gandhi, the great grandson of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and the son of Sanjay and Maneka Gandhi, Varun Gandhi was born in a family of great leaders, and needless to say, had received the best education. Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle was his first school, and also his alma mater. After passing his school from here, he received higher education from the British School, New Delhi before graduating from the London School of Economics through a distance education program.
4. Bharath Kalyanram
Bharat Kalyanram is a noted Indian businessman, who is currently working as the CEO at Turquoise Lake Advisory. After completing his basic schooling from Rishi Valley School, he went on to obtain a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Madras and later went to the University of Louisville to earn an MBA degree in Strategy and Finance.
3. Chuck G.
Chuck G. is regarded as one of the brightest young Indian minds who went on to find an initiative of his own at a very young age. After spending his foundational years in Rishi Valley School, he went on to obtain higher education from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and after a few trysts with various famous companies, went on to find his own initiative called Tactile. He is the founder and CEO at Tactile.
2. Ajit Varadaraj Pai
Thanks to his position as a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission under US President Barrack Obama, everyone is more familiar with his name than anyone else in this list. Yes, you’re right; AjitPai is a proud alumnus of the Rishi Valley School from where he did his foundational courses. Later, he graduated from the Harvard University followed by a degree from the prestigious University of Chicago.
1. Mahesh Madiath
The CEO of Banyan Tree Ventures LLP, Mahesh Madiath is one of the brilliant young minds in India and has been a noted alumnus of the famous Rishi Valley School. He is one of those men who transformed the BPO sector of India.