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Founder of Himalayan Natural Mineral Water Brand Dadi Balsara died at 81

Jun 24, 2014 18:10 IST

Founder of Himalayan Natural Mineral Water Brand Dadi Balsara died on 19 June 2014. He was 81. He died due to heart attack.

He passed away at his home Taj Mansingh hotel. Balsara resided in Taj Mansingh hotel since the hotel's inauguration 36 years ago.

About Dadi Balsara

He started his career as an LIC officer in Nagpur. He later switched careers and went to the US to study psychiatry on a scholarship. After obtaining a doctorate, he started a practice.

After a few failures, Balsara got it his big break when a Japanese television channel decided to host his holistic lifestyle programmes.

His shows You & your destiny and Power of the mind became quite a hit.

Later on, he settled in Singapore and started selling perfumes, earning the title Perfumes king of Asia.

In 1991, he set up the largest natural mineral water plant in Dhaula Kuan in Himachal Pradesh with an investment of 20 million US dollar. Under the Himalayan brand manufactured by his Mount Everest Mineral Water Limited, Balsara created a niche in the highly competitive bottled water segment in the country.

In 2001, Tata Global Beverages bought Himalayan brand, which marked the tea major's foray into the packaged water segment.

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