When someone says ‘Indian Woman’ the first image that flashes in one’s mind is of a lady clad in Six Yards of Grace – the Saree. The Saree symbolises an Indian woman like no other piece of cloth, with much fascination and awe!
(Late) Mr. Balaram Saha was born in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1941, the founder of the company Balaram Saha & Sons Pvt Ltd. Initially the business was a proprietorship which had commenced in 1970. Over the years through his hard work, determination, unique collection and outstanding knowledge on handloom weaves, he had built up a huge clientele and had captured the market in a big way.
In May 1990, the company opened doors to a wholesale/retail store ‘Balaram Saha & Sons Pvt Ltd’ in the heart of the city at Gariahat, Kolkata, which has become a household name for handwoven textiles, its forte being Bengal Handloom and Bangladeshi Jamdanis.
Balaram Saha & Sons Pvt Ltd is a family run organisation. Mr. Balaram Saha’s son Samrat Saha (Director) and his daughter-in-law Anjali Saha are involved right from the conceptualization of the design to the delivery of the product.
The company employs 25 people at the store currently and approximately a 100 master weavers/artisans in the manufacturing unit spread across the villages in Bengal, they together form an integral part of the entire show. ‘Balaram Saha & Sons Pvt Ltd’ has been putting in every effort to sustain and revive the handloom industry. On 23rd January 2010, the company was a recipient of “The Outstanding Entrepreneur in India Award” at Pioneer 2010, held by Christ University Institute of Management, Bangalore. The award acknowledges the accomplishments in the Textile industry and the commitment towards social responsibilities.
‘Balaram Saha & Sons Pvt Ltd’ has become a destination of choice for women looking to be draped in the ‘Six Yards’ (Saree) in a modern or traditional weave. The company is always thriving on introducing new designs and concepts ensuring customer delight!