New Delhi: In a book released on Monday on Sahara’s 39th Foundation Day and incidentally a day before a crucial hearing in Supreme Court Roy also said that “life in jail can be painful and lonely” but he has managed to keep the stress away at all times and he always leads a “totally tension-free life”.
The book titled Life Mantras is the first of a trilogy, Thoughts from Tihar that Roy has penned while in judicial custody in Tihar Jail in connection with a long-running investor refund case, running into thousands of crores of rupees, with the markets regulator Sebi.
“My judicial custody in Tihar jail and being confined to a prison cell with just the basic amenities definitely came as a rude shock. I, like any other human in confinement, could not contain my thoughts and at times felt an emotional outrage,” Roy said in the book.
The Sahara group chairman said that life in jail can be painful and lonely. “Fortunately, God has blessed me with the ability of keeping stress away at all times,” he added.
According to Roy, living all alone without any contact with the outside world could make people go insane. While asserting that “time is a great healer”, Roy said money is a good servant but a bad master. As per the book, the group is now worth Rs 1,80,000 crore.
The book was unveiled today at 5,120 special public events organised across the country and abroad.