Beaumonde Towers fire: Mumbai penthouse where fire started owned by NRI businessman Harish Fabiani

FP Staff
The penthouse which was gutted down in the fire in Mumbai's Beaumonde Towers on Wednesday, is reportedly owned by NRI businessman "money-bag" Harish Fabiani

A Level-III fire gutted apartments in both 32nd and 33rd floors of the plush Beaumonde Towers in Mumbai's Prabhadevi on Wednesday. According to reports, the fire started in a duplex penthouse on the 32nd floor of the B Wing of the tower and later spread to the 33rd floor.

According to reports, the penthouse, where the fire started, is owned by NRI businessman and "money-bag" Harish Fabiani and wife Roopa. The Fabianis were out of India when the incident took place. The firefighters managed to evacuate a domestic help in the penthouse, who was the only person living in the apartment where the fire started.

A noted Sindhi businessman, Harish, is described as a jet-setter who "grew to extraordinary wealth using his native brilliance and hobnobs with the likes of Donald Trump". His wife, Roopa, is a known socialist and a regular in Mumbai's Page 3 events.

Harish is the co-founder of Americorp Ventures, an investment company, which had provided seed funding to Indiabulls. According to Bloomberg, Fabiani is the group chairman and CEO of India Land Ventures, a real estate company based out of Mumbai, which specialises in information technology parks, special economic zones, hotels, and retail and entertainment facilities. India Land is a subsidiary of Americorp Ventures.

Harish is credited for bringing the former prime minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar, to India in 2008.

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