Every child wishes to be like Superman in life and their ideal Superman is always his or her father. A father is the first person who teaches a child to stand strong and stand up for oneself. The principles and values they inculcate in their children go a long way in shaping a child’s character. It is through a father that a child learns to make the right decisions. This Father’s day we bring to you this father- daughter and father –son duos who have teamed up on the right path to run several successful, interesting and innovative businesses.
* Shout out to all those awesome mothers who are raising badass kids too!!
This Father and Daughter duo is working to curb hangovers! Meet Bharat Tandon and Mitali Tandon of Morning Fresh.
Who would’ve thought that one could get over a hangover by taking in the last shot of a post- drinking solution? This father and daughter have come up with just that – Morning Fresh , a unique concoction that is a remedy for a hangover. Mitali and Bharat Tandon came up with the idea after a lot of research and thought. They evaluated the market and wanted the product to reach the relevant customers when they needed it the most. Bharat Tandon brings his extensive business and professional experience to the table while Mitali adds creative energy and out of the box thinking to the business.
And these father-son duo is ramping up the clean water game – Mahesh Gupta and Varun Gupta of Kent RO Systems
Kent RO Sysyems was started in 1999 by Mahesh Gupta who is the Manging Director of the company. Over the years it has grown rapidly. Varun Gupta joined the company in 2005 after completing his MBA from Columbia Business School, New York. Kent RO which has been endorsed by none other than the ‘Dream Girl’ Hema Maini caught the attention of the Indian masses after the water purifier business gained popularity in 2001.
The father and son maintain a cordial and understanding relationship. Of which, Varun says,
“Since childhood, I have trusted my father’s advice. I have observed that whenever I took his advice, it hardly went wrong.”
“Fail till you succeed!” – Drish Paul and Pallavi P; ModSpace.in
Drish Paul is a serial entrepreneur who runs ModSpace.in an online furniture company with his daughter Pallavi. Drish Paul strongly believes that failing and learning go hand in hand and has always reminded his daughter of that. When the duo is not working, they travel and watch sport together. Modspace.in is an online furniture brand for customized modular kitchens and home goods. Drish, who is himself an entrepreneur, quotes,
“I always encourage my daughter to fail, because unless you fail, you don’t learn. It is encouraging to see more daughters joining hands with their fathers to scale businesses with creativity.”
Shree Sai Aerotech: A Make In India UAV Startup by Father-Son Duo
Shree Sai Aerotech Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (SSAI) was founded by Sai Pattabiram. Sai and his son, Venkatesh launched the venture owing to their strong passion in aero modeling. It is one of the unique companies that manufacture the Electronic Control System (Autopilot). SSAI is a Chennai-based company that has evolved into a system integrator with global trends. What started off as long aero modeling sessions between the father and son is a global name today.
Lalit Kishore and Aayushi Kishore got together and built a INR 100 Crore shoe brand – Globalite!
Globalite was born out of the idea to make an indigenous sports footwear brand in India. Lalit and his daughter Aayushi decided to launch a mid-segment brand that is a globally inspired footwear brand. Globalite is an affordable brand that caters to the needs of the youth of the country. After seeing the potential in the market, the father and daughter launched Globalite Retail.
Teamwork is an understatement to describe the efforts of these father and child combos. It is one thing to admire our dads for what they are and look up to them and it is another to actually team up with them and put their advice into practice! This Father’s day let’s salute all the amazing dads out there who always inspire, motivate and guide us through the journey called life.
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