Vishal Batra is famously known as the twin brother of Kargil Martyr Vikram Batra. He is currently working as a Retail Business Head in ICICI bank. Also, he has experience of around 20 years of Retail Banking and Financial Services.
Vishal Batra was born on 09 September 1974 in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India. He took birth just 14 minutes after his twin brother Vikram Batra. The twins were named “Luv” (Vikram) & “Kush” (Vishal) after the sons of Lord Rama. As of the year 2021, he is now 46 years old.
In the interview (conducting Times of India) of Vishal Batra was asked, “How do you pay homage to your Martyr brother Vikram Batra now?” Then he replied,
“I have a beautiful picture of Vikram in my drawing-room. After I finish my puja every morning, I go up to the picture and salute.
I also have a beautiful picture of him in my office cabin. It’s at my eye level. When I sit in my cabin, I first see Vikram. When I am about to get up and leave the office, I see Vikram.”
Biography of Vishal Batra
Vishal Batra belongs to Hindu Religion. His father’s name is Girdhari Lal Batra who was a government school principal and mother, Kamal Kanta Batra was a school teacher. He has two sisters, Seema & Nutan.
He has finished his senior secondary education at “Kendriya Vidyalaya”, Palampur and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He has done his master’s in Finance & Control at University campus, Summer hill, Simla in 1996
|Date of Birth||9 September, 1974|
|Age (as of 2021)||46 years|
|Education||Master’s in Finance & Control Summer Hill Shimla|
|Profession||Reatil Business Head at ICICI Bank|
|Height||5ft 7 inches|
|Weight||65 kg (approx.)|
|Father’s Name||Giridhar Lal Batra|
|Mother’s Name||Kamal Batra|
|Siblings||Twin Brother: Vikram Batra; Sisters: Seema & Nutan|
|Net Worth||INR 3-4 crores (approx)|
Vishal worked as an executive marketing for the retail assets after completing his studies, at TATA Finance Limited in New Delhi. In 1999 he joined IDBI Bank Limited as a customer service manager. In 2001, he also worked in ICICI Bank Limited, London as a wealth manager. Now he is serving the position of Retail Business Head in ICICI Bank from 2018.
Who is Vikram Batra?
Captain Vikram Batra was an officer of the Indian Army. He sacrificed his life fighting for India during the 1999 Kargil War and was martyred in the end. He was awarded the ‘Param Vir Chakra’ which is India’s highest and most prestigious award for valour. He is also known as “Shershah” for his bravery. Captain Vikram Batra is also fondly remembered as the “Kargil Hero”.
“Shershah”, a biopic is made on Captain Vikram Batra’s bravery deeds during the 1999 Kargil War, starring Sidharth Malhotra who has played the role of Vikram Batra as well as Vishal Batra.