"I was Bombay born, Mumbai bred and when I die I’ll be Mumbai dead" -Viraat Kasliwal
A complete ‘Mumbaikar’ in body, heart and soul, Viraat Kasliwal, Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Raconteur Walks Tourism Company can be best described as one of his customers has put it ‘a cultural entrepreneur’. He set up Raconteur Walks Mumbai because of a burning desire to give back to the city a fraction of what he has got from it. Schooled at the Campion School Mumbai, Viraat completed his graduation in commerce from the H.R.College of Commerce and Economics (affiliated to the University of Mumbai). Though his education specialised him in marketing, sales and advertising it was entrepreneurship that drew his fancy. Inspired by the entrepreneurial achievements of his Great Great Grandfather, Sir Seth Hukamchand Kasliwal, Viraat was driven towards entrepreneurship right from his college days. Sir Richard Branson is his greatest idol and he considers Mr. Branson’s book ‘Business Stripped Bare’ to be his bible.