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Millionaire Yacht Owner Killed in Mumbai

by BW Media on 28 Nov 2008
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Cyprus born pastry seller and self made yachting millionaire Andreas Liveras was one of those shot dead in the Taj Hotel in the ongoing attacks on various locations around Mumbai. Owner of Liveras Yachts, which owns and charters luxury yachts, Andreas had come to Mumbai to scout for business opportunities.

In 1963 Liveras had immigrated with his family to the Kensington district of London. He started driving a delivery truck for a bakery, and selling the pastries as he went.

Five years later, he purchased the company, growing it exponentially until it had, by 1985, become the largest frozen cake manufacturer in Europe.

After selling out to Express Dairies, he spent his winnings on yachts, and as he became more interested, started Liveras Yachts, based in Monte Carlo.

Later, after a second successful venture into the pastry industry, this time by he and his son, they again sold the company in 2006 for a reputed UKP130 million.

Liveras had just gone for a meal in a restaurant at the Taj Hotel during a trip to a yachting convention. He leaves four children, and was ranked by the Sunday Times as 265th on the United Kingdom rich list.

His decision to stay at the Taj was influenced by his fondness for the food served at the hotel.

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