Mangalore Ranga Pai (1931-2003) was born in the town of Manjeshwar in Kerala. He completed his education from the Canara High School and the Government College, Mangalore. He graduated from the prestigious Presidency College, Chennai with a BA (Honours) in political science, and secured the coveted Candeth Gold Medal in Political Science. After graduation, M R Pai worked as a sub-editor in the Bombay office of The Times of India for two years. He then went abroad to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to further study journalism. He also spent a year in the USA working as a journalist.
After his return to India, he worked for a short duration with the New India Assurance Company in Mumbai. He quit the company after its nationalization because he did not want to become a “government spokesman”. He was persuaded by FS Mulla, an honorary treasurer at Forum of Free Enterprise (FFE), to join and run FFE as an assistant Secretary and then later as Secretary.
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|An Indian Economic Miracle and Other Essays (1970)|
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|Consumer Activism in India (2001)|
|The Legend of Nani Palkhivala (2002)|
|M R Pai, Citizen Extraordinary|
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|Hinduism in Daily Life|
|Non Banking functions of Banks-A Draft bill for Leasing, Legal paper No.3|