Sreenivasan Krishnan, who runs Ashwin Enterprises, a recruitment agency in Kochi, was a director of the Vadra-promoted charter services firm Blue Breeze Trading.
The fact that he was inducted into this role on the very day Priyanka Gandhi exited the company in 2008 lends him a tinge of mystery.
While the Malayalam media was quick to blame Krishnan and his connection to the Congress' first family for skyrocketing real-estate prices in Kochi and its suburbs, the man himself has said that the Vadras do not own any land in God's own country.
Krishnan, a product of the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore, had his first brush with politics as officer on special duty to Kerala chief minister K Karunakaran in the early 1990s.
When Karunakaran moved to Delhi, he took Krishnan with him, where he became close to the Gandhi family.
Blue Breeze was the most profitable Vadra firm in early 2008, making a profit of Rs 7.74 lakh.
In contrast, Sky Light, which emerged as the main Vadra company after it purchased prime land in Manesar near Gurgaon, made a little over Rs 1 lakh that year.
Krishnan quit as director at Blue Breeze and other Vadra group companies in February 2011.