Every successful person has seen bad times at one time or another. But if we have that passion and determination within us, then no matter how bad the time is, it goes away. To achieve any success one has to work hard. Whatever your situation, but if you have any art, it will not let you stay hungry. Today we are going to talk about one such person who has created a different identity on the strength of his art.
Their name is Biren Kumar Basak. Biren hails from Krishnanagar in Nadia district of West Bengal. He was born on 16 May 1961. He comes from an ordinary weaver family. Biren’s childhood was spent in extreme poverty. His father was a simple village weaver, he was not able to do much work every day to meet the expenses of the house. He also had a small farm in the village, which produced some edible grains. The essence of poverty was that Biren could never even read properly. Due to the shortage of money, he started looking for a job at an early age.
From childhood, Biren had only seen and learned to weave. Apart from that, he did not know anything. Soon he got a job in a sari weaving factory in Phulia, a nearby village. There she worked for about 8 years and learned every technique of weaving saris. She had come to know a lot about the business of Sari by working there for a long time. In 1987 she thought of starting her own sari business. But capital was needed to start the business and for this, he had to mortgage his house. He started doing business with his elder brother. He used to buy the saree from the weavers and sell it door to door in Kolkata.
Gradually this trend continued and Biren started getting a lot of profit. After about a year selling saris, Biren opened his own shop in Kolkata. Within a year, his shop’s turnover exceeded 1 crore. But due to some mutual union, he left his brother and came to the village. He came to the village in 1989 Biren Basak & Company Laid the foundation of Here they used to weave handloom sarees. They started supplying goods directly to the wholesaler. He himself designed designs on sarees and even today his Jamdani handloom style sarees are very famous.
Business Khabar In a special conversation with, he told that his company is working with around 5000 weavers and the turnover now is around 50 crores.
Basak weaved a 6.5-yard sari 20 years ago. On this, he carved seven volumes of Ramayana. The country also supported such a feat by his country. As a result of this, Biren Kumar Basak was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by a University of Britain for this wonderful art. In 1996, Biren Kumar Basak started carving Ramayana on a sari. Which took at least two and a half years to complete.
Biren Kumar Basak said that “It took almost a year to prepare for this wonderful sari. It was the first sari of its kind to tell a story that I have woven.
He has received National Award, National Merit Certificate Award, Sant Kabir Award, etc. for this magical work of Biren. Apart from this, his name is also listed in Limca Book of Records, Indian Book of Records and World Unique Records. In 2004, a Mumbai-based company offered Basak eight lakh rupees in exchange for this Ramayana sari, but Basak turned it down.
Now Basak’s plan is to carve the life of Guru Rabindranath Thakur on the sari and he has also started preparing for it.