In a heartwarming development, an 85-year-old Indian entrepreneur bought his first car recently after his post-retirement startup’s success and has proved that it is never too late to chase a dream. The Gujarati octogenarian recently took to Instagram and shared a video of buying his first car. The video has been viewed over 18 million times on Instagram.
Mr. Radha Krishan Choudhary, who’s popularly known as ‘Nanaji’ among his followers, started an ayurvedic company called Avimee Herbal at 85 years of age. In the video gone viral, a text appears which reads, “At 85 years I bought my first car and started my factory”. The video shows the elderly gentleman getting the keys to his new car.
Mr. Radha Krishan founded Avimee Herbal with his wife Shakuntala Choudhary. The ayurvedic hair-oil and shampoo manufactures chemical-free, al-natural-hair-oil. The products coming from the company is manufactured to curb issues such as balding, hair-fall, dandruff and common hair-related ailments.
In 2021, Radha Krishan heard his daughter complain about hair-fall. A go-getter, he decided to take matters in his own hand and created his own hair-oil. Soon, his wife too joined him in his entrepreneurial journey.
In his recent video, Mr. Radha Krishan also listed down what it took for his company to become an “overnight success”.
The Facts of the Matter
What does it take for one to become an “overnight success”? Recently, an 85-year-old elderly gentleman on Instagram took to Instagram and shared the mantra of his success. Mr. Radha Krishan Choudhary, who’s popularly known as ‘nanaji’, shared the secret along with a video which showed him getting his first car after the success of his startup.
Who is Radha Krishan Choudhary?
For the unversed, Mr. Radha Krishan Choudhary is the proud co-founder of Avimee – an ayurvedic cosmetics company. His co-founder in his entrepreneurial journey is his wife Shakuntala Choudhary.
“We established Avimee Herbal and made it to the hearts of people around the world in less than 6 months. So what did it take to become an overnight success???”, the caption of the video which has garnered over 18 million views read.
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How the Idea of Avimee Came?
In another reel, we can see the Eureaka moment for Mr. Krishan explained. In the reel, the 85-year-old entrepreneur’s daughter explained how she used to always complained about hairfall. Like any loving father would, Mr. Krishan decided to take matters in his own hand. He converted his room into a lab, and started experimenting with hair oils. Later, his wife too joined him in the pursuit of creating a hair-oil that is all natural and that helps with hair-fall.
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“My daughter, now my business partner, suffered from severe hair loss and asked me to find a cure. After studying the subject for almost a year, I made a concoction of herbal oils that helped my daughter reduce hair fall and improve the texture of her hair,” Mr. Krishan explained, in one of the reels of their business’s Instagram page.
The First Batch of Products
Several hours of research and more than a few trials and errors later the couple were able to create their first MVP (minimum viable product). The hairoil was made by 50 herbs including olive, kalonji, coconut, and more.
Like any enthusiastic researcher, Mr. Radha Krishan used the oil on himself first. He was overjoyed after a while when he found his bald spot filling with a few hair over the next few days. Soon, his wife too applied the oil and found it helpful.
One year later, the business is now garnering a lot of buzz, with netizens praising the vision and hard work of the elderly couple. The official Instagram page of the venture is followed by over 2.6 lakh Instagram users.