Subrata Roy is the Managing Worker and Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar. He was born on 10 June, 1948, to Sudhir Chandra Roy and Chhabi Roy in Araria district, Bihar. With his family, Sudhir Chandra Roy later moved to Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur city for better opportunities.

Subrata Roy: Early life

He studied at The Holy Child School in Kolkata, later obtained a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Government Technical Institute, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Sadly, before he could be employed, his father left for his heavenly abode. Initially, Subrata Roy did odd jobs to support the family. Amidst the difficulties, he started his first venture, ‘Jaya Products’, wherein he sold salted snacks on his Lambretta scooter.

Subrata Roy- The Saharashri

Saharashri gathered an experience of three decades in business development, including 18 years in the real estate sector. Eventually, he started his entrepreneurial journey by opening Sahara Pariwar’s first humble office in 1978 with three workers. They offered the services of para-banking and deposits.