Kolkata: For Umesh Chowdhary, vice chairman of Titagarh Group, it is the longest stay in his home town after almost 25 years while for Rudra Chatterjee, MD of Luxmi group, this is his longest stay in the City of Joy ever since he had left school for higher studies. The story is same for Sanjay Budhia, MD of Patton, Neetish Sarda, director of Sarda Group, and Saket Mohta, MD of Merlin Group.
The Covid 19-induced lockdown and the ban on international travel became an opportunity for Bengal Inc to spend some time with family, especially on the Fathers’ Day.
Rudra Chatterjee, who is a frequent flier to US for his business, said he was enjoying his stay in the city. On Father’s Day he had cup of tea with his father Dipankar Chatterjee in the morning. “I have been eating my favourite home-made dish every day for the last three months, apart from spending time with my daughter and teaching her mathematics. Rest of the time is spent in doing some webinar related to business,” said Rudra. Umesh Chowdhary said, “It was probably for the first time since my son was born that I could spend three consecutive months in Kolkata with my family. My son, my father and me, celebrated Father’s Day together.” Neetish Sarda, son of top jute industrialist, Ghanshyam Sarda, was stranded in Kolkata due to the lockdown. “I am with my father for the past 90 days,” said Neetish. For Saket Mohta, too, it’s a new experience in life. He and his father Sushil travel 60-70 days a year.“There are very few common days when both of us stay together in the city,” he added.
Budhia said he has been with his family and daughter Preeyam for three months. “We are together at home and I don’t remember whether the same happened earlier.”