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Turning Waste Profitable

Four first-generation entrepreneurs from middle-class families with experience in waste management decided to create products following the principles of ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ and built a Rs 80 crore turnover business, says Rama Devi Menon

Health to Wealth

Due to his family’s financial struggles, Deepak Sahni started a computer hardware business at age 19 with Rs 2 lakh. He later founded a preventive care lab chain that has transformed Indian healthcare with a turnover of Rs 240 crore, says Shyla F

Prosperity through Lending

Growing up as an army brat to becoming a serial entrepreneur with a cumulative turnover of Rs 120 crore, Neha Juneja’s entrepreneurial spirit birthed IndiaP2P, a platform that uplifts rural women via a novel peer-to-peer lending model, says Shyla F

The Tycoon’s Journey

Mukesh Ambani's journey, from modest beginnings to owning one of the world's costliest residences, encapsulates the quintessential rags-to-riches narrative, epitomising the Indian dream of success against all odds. Khimi Thapa recounts his story

Eggspanding Family Legacy

Stepping out of the shadows of his father’s egg and poultry feed business, SKM Shree Shivkumar, started an egg processing plant in the then small town of Erode, which now exports to 23 countries with a turnover of Rs 650 crore, says Usha Prasad

Tycoon from Tollygunge

Emerging from a lower-middle-class background in Tollygunge, Kolkata—a hub for Bengali cinema, Subrata Roy founded businesses in the fields of animation and tech-based learning, collectively achieving a turnover of Rs 93 crore, says Partho Burman

 
Crafting Wooden Dreams

Hailing from the small town of Sardarshahar in Rajasthan, Raghunandan Saraf transformed his family's furniture business into a successful Rs 340 crore online brand. Rooted in his values, he employs over 200 specially-abled individuals, says Shyla F

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

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

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

 
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

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

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