Kushal Pal Singh Tewatia or K. P. Singh Tewatia (born 19 November 1929) is an Indian real estate developer and the chairman and CEO of real estate developer DLF Limited, founded by his father-in-law Chaudhary Raghvender Singh DLF has an estimated land bank of 10,255 acres (42 km2), with about 3,000 acres (12 km²) being in Gurugram, called DLF City. Singh’s personal wealth is estimated at $2.5 billion. His autobiography, named ‘Whatever the Odds: The Incredible Story Behind DLF’, was launched in 2011; Jack Welch spoke at the launch.
Early life and career
K.P. Singh was born on 15 November 1931 in Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh in a Jat family. His father Chaudhary Mukhtar Singh Tewatia was a reputed lawyer in Bulandshahr. After graduating in science from Meerut College, Uttar Pradesh, he pursued Aeronautical Engineering in the UK and was subsequently selected to the Indian Army by British Officers Services Selection Board, UK. He was commissioned into the 9th Deccan Horse cavalry regiment. In 1960 he joined American Universal Electric Company and, soon after its merger with DLF Universal Limited in 1979, he took over as the Managing Director with Chaudhary Raghuvender singh.