Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Ambani among 300 Indians named in Pandora Papers


In excess of 300 Indians, including cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and money manager Anil Ambani, have been named in the as of late delivered Pandora Papers, Indian news sources gave an account of Sunday.

The Indian Express, which is important for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ (ICIJ) community research, said the names of criminal jewel investor Nirav Modi’s sister and pharma extremely rich person Kiran Mazumdar Shaw’s better half are likewise included.

Of the 300 or more Indians remembered for the papers, the seaward property of 60 people and organizations were explored, the report said, adding that the subtleties would be uncovered in the coming days.

It noticed that numerous Indians, including Tendulkar, re-coordinated their seaward resources following the 2016 Panama Papers examination. “Clearly, Indian financial specialists have been setting up a plenty of seaward trusts to extend a level of partition from their abundance and protect their resources from lenders,” it further said.

“People blamed in financial offenses and being scrutinized, have made a seaward organization in expense safe houses like Samoa, Belize or the Cook Islands, other than bigger assessment sanctuaries like the British Virgin Islands or Panama,” the report said.

The rundown of names likewise incorporates individuals as of now in prison, previous administrators, a previous assessment official, a previous armed force official of senior position and a previous law official.


The Pandora Papers show that Sachin Tendulkar, his significant other Anjali Tendulkar and father-in-law Anand Mehta were the advantageous proprietors of a seaward organization in the British Virgin Islands.

The organization, Saas International Limited, was sold in 2016 after the Panama Papers uncover, the report said. It stayed functional from 2012 to 2016 when Tendulkar was an individual from the Indian parliament.

Saas International Limited was exchanged three months after the Panama Papers examination was disclosed. As indicated by The Indian Express, “the normal buyback cost of portions of Saas International Limited is around $96,000. What’s more, as a goal of the organization dated August 10, 2007 (the day the organization was framed) shows, 90 portions of the organization were given at the beginning.

“Anjali Tendulkar got the principal share testament with 60 offers; her dad got the subsequent offer authentication with 30 offers. While there are no subtleties of buyback of the excess offers, the worth of 90 offers can be fixed at $8.6 million.”

In the mean time, CEO and Director of the Sachin Tendulkar Foundation, Mrinmoy Mukherjee, let the Indian distribution know that the previous cricketer’s speculations were “produced using his expense paid assets under the Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS) and has been properly represented and pronounced in his assessment forms”.

“We repeat that the venture by Mr Tendulkar has been really made through financial channels from India and has been announced to the annual assessment specialists,” the CEO pushed.


As indicated by The Indian Express, business head honcho Anil Ambani — executive of Reliance Communications — and his agents own somewhere around 18 seaward organizations in Jersey, British Virgin Islands and Cyprus.

Seven of these organizations, which were set up somewhere in the range of 2007 and 2010, have acquired and contributed essentially $1.3 billion, as per the report.

“Records show that specialist organizations which dealt with these organizations put on record that seven of these got credits from banks which were ‘ensured by Reliance/Anil Ambani, to make speculations … For those ventures that have been understood, the monies were then, at that point, thusly, lent out by the organizations to different organizations’.”

Ambani had gotten into a question with three Chinese state banks in 2020, following which he had told a London court that his total assets was zero, the distribution said in the report.

Congress pioneer

The Pandora Papers likewise named a veteran Congress pioneer, previous pastor and companion of the Gandhi family, Satish Sharma.

Something like 10 of Sharma’s relatives, including his significant other, youngsters and grandkids are among the recipients of the Jan Zegers Trust — an affirmation the late legislator never made to the country’s political race bonus when he was recording his selection papers, The Indian Express revealed.

The Jan Zegers Trust was set up in the Cayman Islands in 1995 when Sharma was the pastor of petrol and petroleum gas, as per the report. A subsequent trust — JZ II Trust — was set up in 2015 when Sharma was an individual from the Indian parliament.

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