It takes a lot of patience to make small things become big. Such is the story of these 5 entrepreneurs who started their company quite small, in the line of an exciting project, and became one of the largest companies listed on the BSE-NSE over the years.


Using borosilicate glass for containers and storage bottles, Borosil was established in 1962. In 1998, they also merged with the Corning brand, helping them break into the wider Indian market. Led by Shreevar Kheruka, the company re-strategized its business plans in 2013 to make it a lifestyle brand suitable for the kitchen and everyday needs.

Dollar Industries

Bhawani Textiles, started in the 1970s by Dhindhyal Gupta, is now largely known as Dollar Industries, acquiring most of the textile space in India. The company has a 15% market share and is now managed by Vinod Kumar Gupta and his sons. For 2018, the company recorded an annual turnover of Rs. 984.52 million rupees.

Monte Carlo

Monte Caro started in the late 20th century and instantly became a hit in the fashion industry. Manufacturing sweaters, cardigans, coats and other forms of winter clothing, the company is quite popular in the mountainous regions of northeast India and has several outlets in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. It is currently led by Rishab Oswal, the Managing Director.


Established by the late Vishwanath Agarwal, who had an industry experience of 15 years, he realized that in the 1970s the textile industry was going to have a global boom. This is when Mumbai-based Donear was born. Today, the company is recognized in the country with an annual turnover of Rs. 1300 million rupees. It is headed by his son, Rajendra Agarwal.

Hero cycles

All the kids loved these locally made cycles, featured by Hero Cycles. Established in Ludhiana around 1956, the late OP Munjal decided to unleash the beast that would resonate with India’s newly discovered independence. Today, it was one of the largest bicycle manufacturers in the world.

Source: Your history

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