While the pandemic put the auto sector through a pincer, the auto ancillary players were not spared of the pain either. But the subsequent recovery has come as a whiff of fresh air, with Arvind Poddar of Balkrishna Industries topping the list, followed by Vivek Chaand Sehgal of Motherson Sumi.

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