Reaping retail rewards in Singapore
14 July 2013 Last updated at 11:45 BST
More than 25 million Indians no longer reside in their home country, but instead live and work in around 200 countries across the globe.
While many have taken up blue collar and professional jobs, numerous Indians have also set up their own companies.
Naraindas Gangaram was born in Singapore to Indian parents and runs a retail business that employs more than 700 people.