New Delhi, Mar 26: The journey of Deepak Bhardwaj's life is a typical rags-to-riches story. Twenty years ago, he was working as a clerk in the Delhi government's flood control department.
At that time, there were rumours that he tried to grab government land to enter the fast lane.
Gradually he became a builder, setting up DG Malls, and undertook a township building project in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. His wife, Ramesh Kumari, a teacher, set up the Shiksha Bharati Public School near Dwarka, Delhi.
Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan's wife Gauri's cousin sister Priyanka Tiwari is married to Deepak Bhardwaj's younger son Nitesh. The elder son Hitesh is involved in real estate.