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Texas billionaire backs Indian startup over mutual taste for tea

Storied 67-year-old investor Bass provides 32-year-old Dugar with strategic advice in the latter's bid to disrupt India's US$4.8b premium tea market

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Mr Bass has given Mr Dugar (above) detailed feedback on merchandising and marketing, and also suggested adding lines of tasting notes (think wine), which Mr Dugar has implemented.

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Mr Bass (above) has given Mr Dugar detailed feedback on merchandising and marketing, and also suggested adding lines of tasting notes (think wine), which Mr Dugar has implemented.

Singapore

THE unusual partnership between a Texas billionaire and an Indian entrepreneur began with a mutual appreciation for tea.

Robert M Bass, the storied 67-year-old investor, disliked the bitterness of coffee but had a hard time finding a good cup of tea. Kaushal Dugar, a 32-

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