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    Meet Mumbai based 10 Famous Punjabi Business Entrepreneur whose Success Stories will Inspire you on Baisakhi

    Baisakhi, also called Sankranti, marks the beginning of the harvest season.
    Primarily a Sikh festival, it is also celebrated by Hindus, especially in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh.

    Baisakhi is significant for Sikhs since it marks the beginning of the Sikh new year. They hold kirtans, visits Gurudwara and organise fair and many other events. The day also is the birth of the Khalsa order by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhism. This day is also observed as a celebration of spring harvest primarily in Northern India.

    With the Country celebrating Baisakhi Festival 2022, the Harvest Festival on 14 April, Hello Mumbai News.com takes pride to highlight 10 outstanding inspiring stories of Successful Punjabi Businessmen engaged in varied fields in Mumbai. Notably, they have been creating meaningful impact in Business Sphere.

    In celebration of Baisakhi Festival 2022 we are highlighting 10 outstanding inspiring stories of Punjabi Successful Businessman of different fields from Mumbai. They are creating meaningful impact in business world. We hope their inspiring stories will inspire to all. So guys read on :

    Hello Mumbai News.com has also made an exclusive list of Mumbai based Punjabi Business Entrepreneurs whose stories will definitely inspire all. Don’t miss reading. Read all.

    Satinderpal Singh Ahuja :

    Famous As : Diplomate/Business Entrepreneur

    Based : Mumbai

    Some people are blessed with Charisma and they display both social and leadership skills. They have warmth and competence that engages and persuades others. These behavioral traits can be learned, such as self-awareness, open body language, active listening, and treating each person you encounter with equal respect.

    Satinderpal Singh Ahuja is one such charismatic personality. He was born in Sargodha (West) – Pakistan the undivided India in 1944 to a very rich family of traders. He however, returned to India during the partition with just two clothes and some essential items. He was groomed by his maternal uncle as he had lost his father when he was merely 4 years old.

    He completed his schooling in Mumbai in the year 1954 and graduated from Khalsa College in 1963. In 1964 he got associated with his maternal uncle in his Machinery Sales Corporation business. Thereafter, got engaged in diverse fields of engineering, pumps, compressors and Agricultural equipment’s. Presently he is into tools, ship repairs and Aircraft spares. His exemplar skills prompted him to embark on his own small business. He established an empire with offices in Delhi, Okha, Haldia, Chennai, Kolkata. Apart, he has an Associate company in Dubai established by his son.

    Notably, he was one of the Awardee of Jewels of Punjab, and was felicitated in New Delhi, on 20th Dec. 2019. He was honoured with an Award by Former Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Manmohan Singh ji at the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji the Founder of Sikhism.

    Satinderpal is also a recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation as Corona Warrior by Canada India Foundation for rendering invaluable services amid the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2019.
    He is the proud recipient of Certificate of Appreciation for various humanitarian works undertaken amid the Covid-19 Pandemic from the hands of Hon’ble Bhagat Singh Koshyari Governor of Maharashtra.

    India Business Group had honoured with a Certificate of Appreciation for rendering valuable insights as Honorary Consul of Georgia which helped the members of IBG, MSME and SME Business Owners amidst Covid-2019 Pandemic.
    Later, Global India Business Forum honoured him with a Certificate of Appreciation for his valuable insights as Honorary Consul of Georgia about future Tourism, Trade, Business Opportunities, Hospitality Industry in Georgia.

    His Creditable Social Activities comprises
    a)Trustee/ Vice Chairman of Gurunanak Quin-Centenary Memorial Hospital Trust, Bandra East, Mumbai.
    b) President of Guru Nanak Khalsa College Alumni Association, Matunga Mumbai.
    c) Life Member of Governing Council / Member of Managing Committee – Guru Harkrishan High School & Junior College, Bandra, Mumbai.
    d) Local Managing Committee Member : G.N. Khalsa College, Matunga, Mumbai.
    e) President of World Punjabi Organisation – Mumbai.

    His Membership of various Associations and Clubs include
    a) Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
    b) Federation of Indian Chambers, Commercial and Industry (Ficci)
    c) National Sports Club of India, Chembur, Mumbai
    d) Khar Gymkhana, Khar Mumbai
    e) The Club, Andheri, Mumbai
    f) Bombay presidency Golf Club.

    His Society Activities are:
    a) He was Chairman, Suburban Queen Co-op. Housing Society Ltd
    b) Chairman, Khira Industrial Premises Co-op Society Ltd
    c) Satindet was even associated with many NGOs to support Cancer, Education for poor etc.

    By virtue of being appointed as Honorary Consul of Georgia for Mumbai-Maharashtra his job was to promote Trade, Tourism Culture & Investment Opportunities. As Hon. Consul of Georgia he had lot of opportunities to meet various business tycoons like Shri Ratan Tata, The Hindujas, Shri Rahul Bajaj, Veteran Bollywood actors, producers and directors and also various political leaders of our country.

    His Message on Baisakhi :

    On this Baisakhi, let us pray it will be a year with new peace, new happiness, and an abundance of new friends. May God bless you throughout the coming season. Happy Baisakhi.

    Satnam Singh Dham :

    Famous As : Social Entrepreneur

    Based : Mumbai

    Introducing Satnam Singh Dham Mumbai born and resident of Sion Koliwada where he stayed for 4-5 years and later moved to Chunabhatti. He was selected as General Secretary for the Gurdwara Sri Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha Regd Chunabhatti .

    In Chunabhatti he was embroiled over a land dispute as their ancestors ruled over that portion of land and Operated a Gurudwara over that land. But with due recognition of the identity of Satnam Singh Dham and by the grace of God, the Government of Maharashtra allotted that land to Gurudwara which is now named as Shri Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha Regd in Chunabhatti.

    Satnam Singh Dham also got legal permission for possession of yet another half acre of garden land in Chunabhatti. This is a special service for the Sikh Community in Chunabatti. The Cabinet Minister of housing Nawab Malik delivered an appreciation speech to Satnam Singh Dham for doing the religious social work for the society.

    Infact, people of Kopakhairane asked Satnam Singh Dham to get the documents of their gurdwara land allottment from government of Maharashtra with the blessings of Almighty God, Satnam legally got the allottment and acquired the Koparkhairne Land to run the Gurudwara which is now named as Gurdwara Shri Dashmesh Darbar koperkhairne . He was showered with praises for helping the people and for his achievements.

    Satnam Singh Dham added one more feather to his cap for his achievement in getting the 2 acre land in Tagore Nagar in Vikhroli which existed for 50 years sans any legal document. With his diabolic approach and with good heart he managed to get the same procedure from the government of Maharashtra and MHADA Housing Department to acquire it legally with all the required legal documents of allotment and conveyance of Gurudwara and School named as Shri Guru Gobind Singh Vidhayak Sanstha ,Vikhroli.

    Amid this period team leaded by Satnam had opened a ward for all the cancer patient’s in Chunabhatti named as Baba Deep Singh Nivas. They had a land in front of the Gurudwara in Chunabhatti from Mhada However they faced lot of challenges from the local people to not to build any structure on the land, yet, Satnam Dham and his team did not give up but took permission. They now runs the cancer ward, and as of today there are 10-12 families are living. So this is yet another social work by Satnam Dham and his team for the society.

    Amid pandemic Chunabhatti Gurdwara distributed food to over 1 lakhs people from Gurudwara. Coming to talk about Satnam’s Professional Journey, he began his career in 1983. His family runs a fleet of 32 tankers, after he began as a transporter.
    In the year 1999, his family opened “Chenab” , a restaurant in Vashi (Navi Mumbai).
    In the year 2003, they began construction work on two projects , one in Sion Chunabhatti and the other colony in Lonavala. In Vile Parle, they runs a restaurant called “Maujja.”

    His message on Baisakhi :

    “Baisakhi is a most important festival for all the Punjabis and it is celebrated worldwide.. As per Satnam they celebrates Baisakhi with Kirtan Darbar in Gurudwaras in which Ragi Jathas come from Punjab and do Gurbani Kirtan in different places in Mumbai. The whole day is spent listening in Gurbani and offering langar in Gurudwaras..it is at such festival where we get the opportunity to meet thousands of friends and relatives including community people.
    Baisakhi is also celebrated with cultural programmes of Sikh Community named ‘Baisakhi Di Raat.’

    Avtar Singh :

    Famous As : Social Entrepreneur

    Based : Mumbai

    Avtaar Singh Sachdev is of 80 years.. He was born in Joginder Nagar which is now in Punjab and was first in Himachal.
    He worked in Delhi and started a Business of a spare parts. From there he came to Mumbai in year 1961. For the business purpose of spare parts he used to travel from Delhi to Mumbai , and he used to stay in the hotels in Mumbai and do up and down from Delhi to Mumbai. Then he decided to stay in Mumbai only, so he stayed in Mumbai. There was a hotel of a Sikh in Mumbai named as orient hotel, so he thought to do partnership business with him, so he started the business with him. Then he bought one hotel in Chembur then he did business over there some years and after some years he sold it out.
    Currently he has 5 hotels named as Hotel Royal Inn in Khar and restaurant Sheetal Bukhara, he also own the Hotel Royal Inn (Ginger) at Thane and restaurant Sheetal Grill at Thane, and one hotel in Pune.
    He also owned “KALAMANDIR CINEMA” in Bandra .

    Mr Avtar Singh Sachdev was Chairman at “BHARTIYA VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD In MUMBAI”

    And “PATRON ” At Khar Gymkhana .

    From the year 2000, he came into social work line and he left the business and currently do social work in Gurudwara. He is happy doing social work for the people.

    His Message on Baisakhi :

    Baisakhi is a very great day for us. Guru Gobind Singh gave birth to Khalsa on Baisakhi so its a big day for us. Never hurt anyone, always go on the right path, this is a special saying by him.
    Langar is given every morning and evening but when Baisakhi is celebrated it is celebrated very enthusiastically. We call Ragi Jathas to do the kirtan Darbar. We do special programs on that day and on this special day not only Sikhs comes , every community is to be seen here, specially
    sindhi community is seen here more and everyone praises and loves to come here on the special eve of Baisakhi.

    Pritam Sanmukh :

    Famous As : Business Entrepreneur

    Company Name : SS Automobiles

    Based : Mumbai

    Amongst the niche of individuals possessing the art of professionalism, Pritam Sanmukh Singh stands as a multifaceted powerhouse and a force to be reckoned with. Arriving from Burma at the young age of 16, he persevered relentlessly to find his footing in the city of Mumbai. This determination culminated into the formation of the venerable man we know today.

    Post his graduation in arts, he delved into the world of auto spare parts, a field in which he has proved his mettle for the past five decades. He founded SS Automobiles, dealing in spare parts of heavy vehicles with a specialisation in European Trucks.

    Since 1995, he has remained an integral part of the Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara in Khar, making himself indispensable as the Senior Vice President of the Gurudwara’s committee.

    More recently, he has diversified his impressive repertoire by venturing into real estate, wherein he has established a plethora of projects revolving around the warehouses and rowhouses in Mira Road.

    His message on Baisakhi :

    Ahead of the Sikh Harvest Festival of Baisakhi, Pritam Singh recalls an adage given by Guru Gobind Singhji: “Once I make sparrow defeate falcons, turn feeble jackals into fierce lions, and pit a single Sikh against an entire legion, only then will I earn the title of Guru Gobind Singh” With pride, Pritam Singh shares that those who etch this saying into their hearts will find themselves victorious in the game of life. Wishing abundance, peace, and happiness upon all. Happy Baisakhi!

    Amardeep Tony Singh :

    Famous As : Business Entrepreneur/Hotelier 

    Based : Mumbai

    Pritam Group of Hotels is most most recognised for its hospitality and impeccable service. Meet Amardeep Tony Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of Pritam Group of Hotels. Amardeep was born on 26th October, 1953 to a family of entrepreneurs, who had migrated from Rawalpindi (West Pakistan) in 1936. After schooling in Don Bosco High School, Wadala, he Graduated from Bombay University and did his Post graduation from Dadar Catering College.

    In 1976, he got associated in his family business, who owned the PRITAM RESTAURANT & BAR floated by his Grandfather, S. Prehlad Singh Kohli. In 1942, it was a small family operated Punjabi Restaurant with just 30 seats and gradually grew into a reputed Restaurant having over 100 seats with the next generation management skills of his Father, S. Kulwant Singh Kohli.

    Amardeep pioneered the expansion and transformation of the business by creating Pritam Da Dhaba in 1985 and giving Bombay its First ever Five Star Dhaba, nestled near to Dadar Central Railway Station in the most natural, open to sky ambience, serving Rustic and Authentic Punjab’s Highway Flavors which were unknown to Bombay. By then, the Family business boasted of a seating capacity of 375 with an added capacity of 150 in Private Dining Rooms.

    In 1988, Dadar got its First Ever 4 Star Hotel the Pritam Group under the able guidance of his father, Kulwant Singh Kohli, who conceptualized and built the 65 keys property.

    In 2004, moved to Canada, giving Toronto, its first Gallery Restaurant, Nirvana The Flavors Of India with 210 seats. This was Toronto’s first ever introduction to Genuine Indian Food which became the most favored Indian Cuisine Restaurant of Toronto and till date does not have an equal.

    During his Business Journey from 1976, in 1990, he was joined by his Management & Law Graduate younger brother, who assisted him in business. However, in 2006 by his son, a Hospitality MBA of Cornell University USA, who expanded the family business by creating the Grandmamas Cafe chain.

    At present, he is the President of the erstwhile International Punjabi Society Mumbai Chapter, a World-wide Organization of Punjabi Societies spread globally which consolidates the Punjabis over Cultural and Social fronts.

    He proudly promotes the spread of Education as the Chairman of the Guru Harkrishan High School and Junior College in Santacruz, Mumbai which educates over 950 children and spreads the Punjabi’s Spirit of Service towards the City of Mumbai.

    During this professional journey over 4 decades and till date, he encountered several hurdles and challenges on the business front manifesting in multifarious forms, ranging over a diaspora of bureaucratic, industrial, social, religious and personal fronts that were encountered, faced & successfully resolved with the collective strength of the united Kohli Family.

    Today, the Kohli Family, constantly rubs shoulders with the city’s Elite and Exclusive Social Circuit and associates with the city’s rich and famous personalities, having the honour to consider as their close confidantes, several scions of the country’s leading business and industry houses as well as the future incumbents in the political circles.

    All these achievements, business laurels and the elite social & professional contacts could only be earned through Hard Work, Sincerety, Honesty, Human Compassion, Service to Community and focus towards high ideals. These Lessons of Life’s Legacies have been consciously followed and handed down from Four Generations and Prayed that be upheld by many more Future Generations.

    His message on Baisakhi :

    This is the Message of Living Life which is practiced, propagated and advised to the coming generations on this Auspicious Day of BAISAKHI, the Punjabi New Year, alongwith Heartiest Greetings to all Indians & to the World with Guru Nanak Devji’s message of Sarbat Da Bhala to All Humankind.

    Happy Baisakhi Greetings to All Indians !

    Jasvinder Singh Bajaj

    Company Name : Punjab Sind Foods 

    Based: Mumbai

    Punjab Sind was established more than 5 decades ago in the year 1969 by late Shri. Jagjit Singh Bajaj who inculcated the values of “uncompromising quality” and “taste” at all times, his son the current Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Jasvinder Singh Bajaj took up the cudgels at a young age and in a short period Punjab Sind had operations spanning more than 4 states & 2 Union Territories via exclusive PUNJAB SIND FOODS dairy outlets.

    Punjab Sind has had a humble beginning, from a small shop in Khar, Mumbai to presence across geographies, the flagship product being PANEER (cottage cheese) also amongst the pioneers to brand PANEER along with large diversified dairy products range & 70 plus exclusive Punjab Sind Foods dairy outlets is amongst the leading players in the dairy sector. We have our footprints in Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Goa, Daman, Chala, Gujarat & Hyderabad.

    A large portfolio of over 150 dairy products consisting of Paneer, Lassi, Buttermilk, Flavored Milk, Shrikhand, Ghee, Kulfi, Traditional sweets, Packaged drinking water, Frozen Vegetables, Greek Yogurt and FMCG products like Instant Gravy Mixes, WildFlower Raw Honey, Fruit Spreads, Sugar, Jaggery (powder format), Cheese etc.

    For Punjab Sind “CUSTOMER” is the fulcrum of all initiatives, the company has accepted challenges and always keen to make life “as easy as can be” for consumers.

    With an Offline (brick & mortar exclusive dairy outlet) along with Online Module we have created another touch point and consumers have abundance of choices ensuring greater reach and best in class customer service.

    Punjab Sind Foods remains committed to “CUSTOMERS” and delighting customers with an ever diversifying range of top quality & delightful products marching ahead in a new globalised era and a new normal.

    His Message on Baisakhi :

    Celebrate Baisakhi with love and joy! On this Vaisakhi, let us pray it will be a year with new peace, new happiness, and an abundance of new friends. May God bless you throughout the coming season.

    MP Singh :

    Famous As : Business Entrepreneur

    Based : Mumbai

    Mohinder Pal Singh known as MP Singh was born in the year 1959 in Mumbai. He came from a very mediocre family.
    His father was working in RBI and his mother was a school teacher is Gurunanak High School. He completed his education in Our Lady Of Salvation High School and did his graduation in KC College, Churchgate. In 1978, after his education he joint his uncle’s business where is was trained. In 1979 -1980 he joint his elder brothers business in Marine Engineering. He got married in 1982 and have two daughters who are both married and settled in Delhi. He is also associated with a lot of social organizations. He also owns a charitable Trust which is named as Good Deeds Charitable Trust and he is also associated with Citizen Association for child rights, where he do alot of work for underprivileged children and also for the childrens in BMC Schools.
    He do alot of project on personal hygiene. He is also associated with Khar Darbar as a honorary member and plus he is the past president of Rotary Club of Bandra which is an International organization. He do lot of work in Mumbai and also in India.

    His Message on Baisakhi :

    Baisakhi is a very great day for all the sikhs. As the Guru Gobind Singh has created a new formation for the Sikh community so we call it as the creation of Khalsa. This day is the birth day of Khalsa. It is the Hausa season in Punjab. The birthday of Khalsa is celebrated as the big day in Gurudwara and also culture programs are celebrated on Baisakhi. On the eve of Baisakhi, we have ‘Baisakhi di Rat’ we have renowned Ragi Jathas coming from Punjab in mumbai at the Gurudwaras. Kirtan Darbar are held and langar is served to one and all. It is the day to spread love and brotherhood.
    ‘Waahe Guruji Ka Khalsa, Waahe Guruji Ki Fathe’..

    Last but not the least Mr Mohinder Pal Singh added , ” Whatever I Am today is because of the blessings of my Parents.”

    Kasturilal Wasan :

    Famous As : Business Entrepreneurs

    Company Name : Wasan Group

    Based : Mumbai

    Wasan Group of Companies is credited one among India’s most trusted group in the automobile sales sector. Over the past five decades, the Company has transformed into an highly diversified conglomerate. It is associated with some the world’s leading automobile companies such as Daimler, Toyota, Ford, Tata, Bajaj and Mahindra.

    Know Kasturilal Wasan, the dynamic and highly professional Managing Director of the Group of Companies. With a degree of pride “Wasan Group” are into Automobile field and have been serving humanity for the last 61 years .

    Late, Kundanlal Wasan blessed with magnetic charisma was very much instrumental in expanding this group to a multi-outlet business house stretched all over Maharashtra. With employees numbering to over 1500 Wasan Group has emerged as a professionally managed business house that has revolutionized Sales and Service with innovative thinking, winning strategies and global management practices. With a Motto “Service With A Smile” the organisation has already created lakhs of satisfied “Wasan Customers”

    Blessed with over 41 years experience in the auto industry, Kasturilal Wasan has transformed the auto industry as the prime Accelerator for the success of the Auto Group. Kasturilal Wasan believes that its core competence is their manpower and have the highest retention rate.

    The Company’s core values of trusteeship, customer focus, respect for people, excellence, and innovation have been the guiding principles behind the its phenomenal growth, helping it to bloom as one of India’s most admired and valued enterprises.

    His Challenges :- As an Entrepreneur, Kasturilal has encountered lot of difficulties in his initial stages of business. However, due to 24 x 7 hardwork and by God’s grace, he was able to overcome all the challenges in his charismatic life.

    His Message on Baisakhi:
    May Waheguru Bless All with growth, health, and peace on this auspicious Harvest Festival. Celebrate Baisakhi with love and joy! On this Baisakhi, let us offer prayers for the year to bring new peace, new happiness, and an abundance of new friends. May God bless all throughout the coming season.

    Kuldeep Singh Alag :

    Famous As : Professional Entrepreneur

    Company Name : Chandok Auto Industries

    Based : Mumbai

    Know Kuldeep Singh Alag, born and bred in Mumbai and resident of Sion Chunabatti.

    He is into Marketing since last 4 decades as Marketing Professional.
    He currently works with Mumbai based Chandok Auto Industries as General Manager.

    His Special Messgage on the occasion of Baisakhi “The Sikhism religion was started by Guru Shree Gurunanak Devji 550 years ago and disciple of Guru was known as a Sikh.
    “A true follower of Sikhism is a Sikh and a pupil of our Guru.”

    He further added, “On 14th April on Baisakhi Our tenth Guru Shree Guru Gobind Singh gave birth to “Khalsa” which gave a new formation of all the Sikhs into Khalsa. For formation of Khalsa to fight against the violence and injustice.
    He gave amrit to his 5 Sikhs, and from there the team of Sikhs started to fight a war against the Mughals.
    The Main motive of Gurugobind Singh ji for the formation of Khalsa was to defeat the Mughals who were fighting, torturing, converting the Hindu’s.
    For the safety of Hindu’s the father of Gurugobind Singh the 9th Guru Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji sacrificed his life.

    Then to fight with the Mughals his son ,Gurugobind Singh ji made a group of Soldiers that is “Khalsa” on 14th April on Baisakhi. That’s precisely is why Baisakhi is celebrated.

    Gurpreet Singh :

    Famous As : Media Entrepreneur

    Company Name : B. H. S Group

    Based : Mumbai / Chandigarh

    After completing his MBA in 2014, he ventured in profession and is the Managing Director of B.H.S Group, a pioneer name in Outdoor Advertisement. He is also into Real Estate, Education and immigration Consultancy field. He controls Marketing, Finance and other business related activities.

    Gurpreet is also Secretary of World Book of Records , Punjab and General Secretary of NGO Infopark Charitable, Educational Society and President, Baba Hanuman Singh Charitable Society .

    In the 1984 Delhi riots, his family suffered a lot and that horrible time around, he was only 5 years old. With two siblings he migrated to Punjab leaving behind his big bungalow and other properties. Father had to wind up a Govt job too. His father being a very hardworking person forayed into transport business, while his mother opened a vegetable shop in local vicinity and he used to help his mother at shop after returning from school. Ultimately he had to leave his studies and took up a job in Philips India Ltd in 1998. He was the only earning member in the family. His parents remained motivated and source of inspiration to reel through that tough time.

    His message on Baisakhi :

    Baisakhi, is the Harvest and a spiritual festival in Sikhism. Their tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji formed khalsa Panth in 1699 so he goes to Gurudwara with family and friends on that day. He believes that “Hard work is the key to success. There is no success without hard work.

    Mumbai Head-Office Address : 134, Parekh Nagar, Opp Shatabdi Hospital, Kandivali West, Mumbai – 67.

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