Born in Bangalore, Rezwan Razack, the second son of Razack Sattar grew up in Bangalore where his father handled the family retail business. Rezwan attended the prestigious St. Joseph's College of Commerce. As a student, he won many laurels both academically and in extracurricular activities. Graduating with a degree in Commerce with a second rank in the State, Rezwan entered the family retailing business. Rezwan dabbled in Real Estate trading and diversified into Property Development in Bangalore in 1985.
Better known as the Managing Director of the Prestige Group, one of South India's leading Property Developers, Rezwan Razack is also India's Biggest Collector of Indian Banknotes. Rezwan is the paradigm of an unassuming bureaucrat in the business realm. Having over thirty five years of business development experience, Rezwan now handles all construction and engineering activities at the Prestige Group. He has built a highly motivated contracting and engineering team, creating an atmosphere for people to effectively execute their assignments.
In addition to being the driving force behind the Group's success, Rezwan is arduously involved in numerous social causes. A philanthropist by nature, Rezwan had dedicated himself to coordinating the 'Terry Fox Run' - a fund raising event in aid for the Cancer Research in Bangalore. Rezwan staunchly supports the P.R.A.Y. (Pain Relief And You) Foundation, an organisation providing assistance towards medical requirements of the underprivileged.
Rezwan is an avid golfer. His easygoing nature and good humour augers well for spontaneous, informal interactions. He is an enthusiastic numismatist and enjoys listening to music, F1 motor sports, cooking, horse riding and travelling. He is a member of various social and sporting clubs in Bangalore.
Rezwan is very passionate about Indian Paper Money, and has made it a specialist hobby. He possesses one note of every variety of paper money pertaining to India since its inception. His collection was built over a period of 40 years, coupled with in-depth research, study and learning on this subject. As a result of his Research on the subject, Rezwan co-authored The Revised Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper Money. This book was released in January 2012.
Rezwan regularly writes articles researched by him for National and International Numismatic Publications.
Currently Rezwan is the Chairman of the International Bank Note Society - India Banknote Collectors' Chapter. Rezwan was awarded the 2010 Achievement Award by the International Bank Note Society for his significant contribution to The Advancement of Numismatic Knowledge by his article 'Banknotes of Portuguese India'. Rezwan also won the Fred Philipson Award for the best article in IBNS Journal 2010.
You can visit his website, to learn more on numismatism.