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Decking up Digitally

Starting with Rs 10 lakh, Amit Nigam founded Bankit, that’s now become a Rs 150 crore digital payment firm, revolutionising digital finance for India's bottom of the pyramid with accessible banking services and easy account openings, says Shyla F

Seasoned with Salt

Shashi Bahuguna Raturi transformed her love for mountain cuisine into a successful business by launching Namakwali, a Himalayan salt brand. Started with just Rs 1.5 lakh, the venture hit a turnover of Rs 50 lakh in just four years, says Rama Devi Menon

Ballooning Profits

Two friends working in the same office saw a business opportunity while organising a birthday party and started a party décor business with Rs 27,000. In three years, they have expanded to 30 employees with a turnover of Rs 11 crore, says Shyla F

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Wellness through Ayurveda

Quitting his well-paying job, Prashanth Vastred teamed up with Dr. Yamuna, his wife and an Ayurveda doctor, to launch Guduchi Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic healthcare brand, in 2019. Today, the business has touched a turnover of Rs 17 crore, says Shyla F

Cutting Edge Growth

Starting on Instagram in 2021 by selling hair trimmers, Himanshu Adlakha and his newly married wife Nikita built a Rs 11 crore turnover brand in just three years by adding products like callus removers, head massagers, and LED combs, says Bilal Khan

Back to Roots

Returning to her native village, Vishala Reddy Vuyyala launched a millet-based food venture, partnering with local farmers. Offering millet noodles and pasta, her business achieved a turnover of Rs 6 crore in just three years, says Rama Devi Menon

Delhi Dairy Delight

Leaving behind his corporate career, Aman J. Jain founded Doodhvale, a dairy venture in Delhi-NCR, now boasting a Rs 30 crore turnover, focusing on delivering fresh and pure milk and other dairy items directly from farm to home, says Partho Burman

Celebrating Excellence

Lifetime Achievement and Business Luminary Awards were presented by The Weekend Leader to Dr. G Viswanathan, Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, and K Madhavan for achieving excellence in their chosen fields, at a gala function in Chennai’s Ethiraj College

Innovating Infant Care

Riddhi and Ripul Sharma, a dynamic couple from Gujarat, launched their first startup in 2011 with just Rs 50,000, and then followed up with an Ayurvedic baby brand, BabyOrgano, in 2020, which is nearing a turnover of Rs 6 crore, says Bilal Khan

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