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Berkshire insurance 'superstar' could fill Buffett's shoes

India-born Mr Jain, 63, who joined Berkshire Hathaway in 1986, is one of the two front-runners for the top job at the US conglomerate.

New York

WARREN Buffett, at a news conference in Bengaluru in 2011, lavishly praised Berkshire Hathaway executive Ajit Jain for smoothly running much of the conglomerate's insurance businesses. Mr Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire, said he would