The founder of “Harbansh Ram Bhagwandas Das Ayurvedic Association” Ch. Harbansh Ram was born in Jaunpur, UP. In 1865. By the urge to succeed he came to Gorakhpur, a small town in eastern part of Uttar Pradesh in India and resided in Urdu Bazaar locality.
Upbeat and enthusiastic approach which he possessed; he was joined by his nephew Shri Bhagwandas Das as his assistant in business. Shri Harbansh Ram was inspired by his hard work and dedication and reestablished the business and named as “Harbansh Ram Bhagwandas Das Ayurvedic association”. Thus the family led business grew multifold.
A very interesting anecdote of their start up business is attached. There was a tradition of smoking “Hukka” a major ingredient of which was wet tobacco. Using his creativity and farsightedness he added flavor of Kesar, Kasturi, Chandi work to tobacco creating a new fragrance and blend of tobacco which gained popularity in distant corners of the country. The product was coined as ‘ShahiKhamir Tobacco’ This was considered as the first stepping stone of success. Not only common or landlords, royals of the country but lords of countries like Nepal & Burma were also highly influenced.
Thus the urge to succeed and benefit the masses, the company developed themselves to Ayurvedic multifunctional medicines using the easily available but effective herbs like Kimam, GulabJal, Kewara etc. Within short span of time the range of products rose more than 30-32 and was known as a household name. The products became the synonym of purity and quality. The product started to live on.