DLF Limited or DLF (Delhi Land and Finance) is the India's biggest real estate developer based in New Delhi, India. The DLF Group was founded by Raghuvendra Singh in 1946. DLF developed residential colonies in Delhi such as Krishna Nagar, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Kailash Colony and Hauz Khas. In 1957, with the passage of Delhi Development Act, the government assumed the control of real estate development activities in Delhi and the role of private real estate developers was restricted. As a result DLF began acquiring land at relatively low cost outside the area controlled by the Delhi Development Authority, particularly in the district of Gurgaon in the adjacent state of Haryana. In the mid-1970s, the company started developing DLF City project at Gurgaon. Its upcoming plans include hotels, infrastructure and special economic zones-related development projects.
The company is currently headed by Indian billionaire Kushal Pal Singh. Kushal Pal Singh, according to the Forbes listing of richest billionaires in 2009, now stands as the 98th richest man in the world and the world's richest property developer. The company's US$ 2 billion IPO in July, 2007 created India's biggest IPO in history. In July 2007, DLF announced its first quarter results ending 30 June 2007. The company reported a turnover of Rs. 3,120.98 Crore and PAT at Rs. 1,515.48 Crore.
Type Public (BSE)
Industry Real estate
Founded As Raisina Cold Storage and Ice Company - 16 March 1946 
As Delhi Land and Finance 18 Sep 1946 by Chaudhury Raghuvendra Singh
Headquarters New Delhi, India 
Key people Kushal Pal Singh (Chairman & Majority Owner)
Products Offices, Houses, Hotels, Golf courses
Revenue ▼ US$ 3.50 billion (FY 2009)
Net income ▼ US$ 1.97 billion (FY 2009)
Total assets ▼ $9.87 billion
Owner(s) KP Singh and family (78%)