Sticking together


The prosperous Harilela clan of nearly 100 lives under one roof in Hong Kong.

Many rich families aspire to be unique. The Harilela clan, which runs the richest Indian business concern in Hong Kong, doesn’t even need to try — since they share their surname with no one else in the world.

The Harilelas hail from the Indian (now Pakistani) province of Sindh. A century ago, they were called the Mirchandanis — a surname that ended with the three letters "ani", like those of so many of their compatriots.

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