Vijay Mallya is an Indian businessman and former MP. He was born on December 18, 1955. He is the ex-chairman of United Spirits. He is the son of businessman Vittal Mallya. He is also the chairman of United Breweries Group, an Indian conglomerate which deals in beverage alcohol, aviation infrastructure, real estate and fertilizer. He launched Kingfisher Airlines which was shut down in 2012.