It’s been nearly four decades but Biren Kumar Basak can never forget the days when he used to roam the streets of Kolkata, carrying heavy bundles of saris on his shoulders, knocking door after door, looking for customers.
Today, at 66, he is a successful entrepreneur in the sari business, a wholesaler with buyers across the country and an annual turnover of over Rs 50 crore.
His enterprising mind and hard work led him to open his own shop in 1987 with just eight people and lead his business to success step by step. Today, he sells 16,000 hand-woven saris across the country every month, has 24 employees and works with around 5,000 weavers.
His long list of customers includes illustrious names like the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, former cricketer Sourav Ganguly, noted classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, actress Moushumi Chatterjee among several others.
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