Early life and education
Jagtiani returned to Bahrain and took over his deceased brother’s shop that he turned into a baby products shop (Babyshop). After 10 years working in the shop, Jagtiani started to expand by opening 6 new shops. When the Gulf War struck, he moved to Dubai where he founded the Landmark Group. Over the years, the Landmark Group expanded into fashion, electronics, furniture and budget hotels in Middle East and Southeast Asia. It employs around 45000+ people and has more than 1000 stores across the Persian Gulf region, Middle East and India.
In 2008, Jagtiani now a billionaire mall developer and the chairman, Landmark International, Dubai-based retail group, bought a 6% stake in the UK high-street retailer Debenhams, and entered the Forbes list of billionaires, and the 16th richest Indian with a net worth of USD 2 billion.
In 2014, he launched his family office with assets worth $5 billion.
In May 2020, he had a net worth of US$2.1 billion, according to Forbes.
In 2000, he established LIFE (Landmark International Foundation of Empowerment), to support underprivileged children in India, through school and healthcare development programmes, homes for destitute children, vocational and non-formal schools, community clinics and medical camps for slum-dwellers and an old age home Chennai.
He is married, with three children, and lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.