Before Indra Nooyi became CEO of PepsiCo and Vikram Pandit took over the reins at Citigroup, there was Rajat Gupta, the original 'global Indian' who was the first to head a major Western business.
From achieving stellar heights in Corporate America to being reduced to a convict in one of the biggest insider trading cases in the US, Indian-American Rajat Gupta's has been a stunning fall from grace.
Gupta, 63, on Wednesday was handed down a two-year jail term, a much lighter sentence than US prosecutors had demanded, by a judge who called his insider trading crimes "disgusting" and "a terrible breach of trust.". He was also ordered to pay a $5 million fine.
Gupta gave no visible reaction to the sentence, which was given at the end of a 30-minute statement in which the judge spelled out the businessman's "extraordinary" philanthropy over decades that stood in stark contrast to his crimes.