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Amit Bhatia

  • British businessman
  • Born 1979

Amit Bhatia (born 4 September 1979) is a British-Indian businessman. He is currently the owner of Swordfish Investments and chairman of football club Queens Park Rangers.


I'm an introvert. I get my energy by spending time alone. I need that hour or two to myself every day.




My expertise is running businesses.




My father-in-law and I always had great interest in Indian sport. At the Athens Olympics, watching the wrestling event, we started discussing the state of Indian sport - inadequate representation, lack of satisfactory results etc. We thought we should do something about it.




I have a British passport, but the rest of my family have Indian passports, and I am Indian.




I write poems like some people sing in the bathroom.




In India, it's hard not to have Gandhi as a hero. To give up everything - including power and money - and to live for his countrymen, that beats everything else. He's a role model of selflessness.




Here's what my CV usually does not say: I was trained as a teacher. My first job lasted less than 60 days. I was an assistant professor at a good college at Delhi University, but I found it very political, very suffocating. At the age of 23, you're not very tolerant of those things.




We have never seen a sport as a business, and we have this great passion for football. QPR are not a trophy asset. If we had wanted a trophy asset, there were more glamorous clubs we could have bought.



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