Derived From “Sandip” Of Origin A Name Meaning “Uniquc”

THE NOWLAKHA FAMILY OF AZIMGANJ is a well - known family which belongs to the Oswal community of the Jains, who migrated to Bengal in 1752 from Bikaneer, Rajputana, and settled in Azimganj, in the District of Murshidabad.

The family was originally known by different titles, but according to popular belief, one of its ancestors having given to his daughter a dowry of nine lakhs of rupees on her marriage, the title of "Nowlakha" was popularly bestowed on and readily accepted by the family.


His Laughter is
pure joy
always brings
good news
When one door closes
he opens another
A man of
superior intellect
Ask him if you want
the job done
Uses a creative imagination
And an open mind
Will always be first to try
new projects
Fame will come his way

Family Tree


Business Experience

2017 Garden Cafe at Nafar Kundu Road Hazra
2017 5 new Sri Sri Tattwa Ayurveda stores
2016 Restructuring of Europe completed
2015 Became a member of ICOMOS
2014 Franchisee of  Garden Cafe in Hazra.
2013 Franchisee of  Garden Cafe in Kankurgachi.
2012 Restructuring of Shankra Europe.
2011 Franchisee of  Garden Cafe Express in Kankurgachi.
2010 Founded Murshidabad Heritage Development Society .
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2009 Franchisee of  Garden Cafe Express at Keyatala.
2008 Started Shristi Advisory Service Pvt.Ltd. A Real-Estate Trading Co.
2006 Started a self help group to recycle plastic and worked during Silver Jublee as an ambassador of The Art Of Living
2005 Consultant for Spa projects with an Ayurvedic Dubai.
2004 Sold the Bangalore Restaurant .
2003 India's first joint venture restaurant with Hindustan Petroleum - Club Bites.
2001 Started Angan, a rajasthani theme restaurant.
2000 Opened the World's first New Age Cafe 'Starlit Cafe in Calcutta.
1999 Took over a Tea Trading Company and franchised a cafe in Darjleeing to Emami Group.
1998 Started a Premium snack manufacturing facility 'Jiggis'.
1997 Consolidated the business and future plans were made.
1996 Opened a Franchised Outlet of Fillers in Calcutta.
1995 Developed a master plan for Franchising Fillers.
Opened an office and Restaurant in Bangalore.
1994 Consolidated the business operations.
Opened two Fillers Vegetarian Western - Fast food Outlets in Calcutta.
1993 Developed 0verseas business in Russia, Middle East & USA for Export of Herbal Products.
1992 Set up an agro forestry Project.
1991 Developed a Fast Food Management Training Program.
1990 Vice President Rockfield Industries Corporation.
Developed project report for Swiss Confectionery in India.
Developed project reports for Russia and Singapore for vegetarian fast food cafe.
Bought a Coffee Plantation in South India.
1989 Started work as a consultant on a sick Resort in Calcutta.
Opened the first Roof Top Cafe in Calcutta.
Worked for West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation as a consultant to set-up a fast food chain in Calcutta.
Established branch of Garden Cafe at Jaipur.
1988 Started a Consultancy division and Computerization.
1987 Set up a unit called Hot and Cold and a unit called Round the Corner for unemployed youth.
1986 Worked to get Swiss collaboration for Ice Cream Manufacturing unit in India.
1985 Took over a sick unit called Corner Cafe.
1983 Project on National Awareness on use of Solar Energy with Solar Powered balloons.
1982 Setting up a National Marketing Networking for a High Temperature Lubricant (Made first time in India).
1981 Took over a sick unit called Garden Cafe.

Philanthrophic Experience

bullet Add speaker at the European Parliament on alternative medicine -Ayurveda
bullet Membership of ICOMOS and INTACH both for the heritage work.
bullet Devotee of Sri Poojya Ravi Shankarji since 1987.
bullet Worked for Mother Teresa and affiliated to Boys Town to rehabilitate young boys to self sufficiency.
bullet Running a free medical dispensary in Calcutta treating average 15,000 patients a year since 1982.
bullet Active member of Vedanta Study Group & Vedanta Life Institute for the personal development.
bullet Counseling to youth on personal problem of life.
bullet Sponsored the first Anti Drug Campaign in Calcutta by youth.
bullet Sponsored Rotaract Anti drug Campaign
bullet Involved with VIVEK Children program with toys & games.
bullet Advisor to International Children Peace Council.
bullet Work for development of low cost housing project in India.
bullet Working with 200 Children on Malnutrition Project and Developing an algae for a prototype production unit.
bullet Member of a team developing a Spiritual Resort in Bangalore.
bullet Hosted the 2nd International Children World Peace Council in 1 990 at Pondicherry
bullet Advisory Member to United Nations of Youth, India, and the Centre for Future Education
bullet Under the International Association for Human Values Hosted the World Environment day.
bullet Established the Murshidabad Heritage Development Society.
bullet Opening a Vocational Training School in Murshidabad Jiaganj.
bullet Speaker at the Ethics and Business Conference, UN Geneva.
bullet Member of the Alternative Medical Association Europe.


Educational Experience

1986 Diploma in Hotel Management Switzerland
1985 Marketing Management
1984 Business Management
1983 Diploma in Computers
1982 Diploma in Self Management


Area of Specialization

bullet Marketing food services
bullet Restructuring of sick business enterprise
bullet Social work



bullet Traveling, Traveled to Most Parts of Europe, USA, South East Asia, Japan, India & Middle East.