Lala Kedarnath Agarwal, who offered bhujias and rasgullas in buckets on the streets of Outdated Delhi earlier than founding the sweets and snacks model Bikanervala, died on Monday.
He was 86 years previous.
The dying of Agarwal, often known as Kakaji, “marks the tip of an period that enriched the tastes and touched the lives of numerous individuals,” Bikanervala stated in a press release. The corporate operates greater than 60 shops in India and has a presence in international locations like USA, New Zealand, Singapore, Nepal and UAE.
Shyam Sunder Agarwal, Group Managing Director, stated, “Kakaji’s passing is not only a loss to Bikanervala, it’s a void within the culinary panorama. His imaginative and prescient and management will information our culinary journey endlessly.”
Kedarnath Aggarwal began his entrepreneurial journey in Delhi.
Hailing from Bikaner, his household had owned a candy store within the aspect streets of the town since 1905. The store was referred to as Bikaner Namkeen Bhandar and offered a couple of types of sweets and snacks.
Agarwal, who had higher ambitions, migrated to Delhi within the early Nineteen Fifties together with his brother Satyanarayan Agarwal, bringing his household’s recipe to the town.
Initially, each of them confronted problem carrying buckets filled with bhujiya and rasgulla, and promoting them on the streets of Outdated Delhi. Nevertheless, the laborious work of the Aggarwal brothers and the distinctive style of Bikaner quickly gained recognition and acceptance among the many individuals of Delhi.
Later, the Aggarwal brothers arrange store at Chandini Chowk in Delhi, the place they used their household recipes that had been handed down from technology to technology.
Bikaner Namkeen Bhandar quickly turned well-known for its moong dal halwa, bikaneri bhujia, and kaju katli, amongst others. The 2 brothers and the store quickly turned well-known as Bikanervala.
“As we bid farewell to a legend, we proceed his legacy with a deep sense of duty. Bikanervala will stay a mirrored image of his values, a spot the place each dish tells a narrative and the place each buyer is a part of our prolonged household.” stated Razi Mohan Agarwal, director of Bikanervala Group and Kakaji’s eldest son.
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(Marks for translation) Loss of life of Kedarnath Agarwal (R) Chief of Bikanervala (R)