Sehgal mentioned that his company was not promoting itself but wanted to help Nepal in this moment of crisis. Similarly, another billionaire NRI, Shree Prakash Lohia, also offered to build 200 houses in quake-ravaged villages of Nepal through his Lohia Foundation.
He also met Chettri in London and made the offer, said the embassy. Experts in building quake-resistant buildings would construct the houses in 90 days, he told Chettri, adding that if Nepal gave the green signal his foundation would start working from May 30. Chettri told Lohia he would consult the authorities in Nepal and revert back to him, said the statement. Before shifting from India to Britain, Lohia's father had run Ashok Textile in Biratnagar in Nepal, it said.
Lohia, 62, now has businesses in 24 nations. With a personal worth of $4.4 billion, Lohia is founder and chairman of Indorama Corporation, a diversified petrochemical and textile company.