MIN BAHADUR GURUNG
Truly a nepali entrepreneur
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MIN BAHADUR GURUNG AND BHATBHATENI SUPERMARKET
Bhat-Bhateni Group operates as a Private Limited Company of Nepal. Mr. Min Bahadur Gurung is the Chairman and also the Managing Director of Bhat-Bhateni Group, the largest retail chain of Supermarkets in Nepal. He is an extraordinarily dynamic, self-made businessman and a truly called entrepreneur. His passion for history led him to explore ancient and recent civilizations and culture. He also serves as a Chairman of Kumari Bank Ltd, one of the renowned commercial bank of Nepal. Mr. and Mrs. Gurung with the help of one staff started a single shutter grocery shop of 120 sq. feet in 1984 having initial investment of Rs. 35,000 with daily sales of Npr. 2000.00. Born in Khotang, Nepal in 1958, Son of a farmer with six siblings, Born after five sisters, he was raised as a pampered son in the family and provided with facilities that a son usually gets in the Nepali society. Two younger brothers were born after him. During his early schooling, Gurung was touched by the story about Madam Curie inventing bean size radium after melting 17 tons of stone. Megnath Lamsal, his teacher at high school, left a deep impression on him. The teacher’s lessons motivated him to do well in life and reach greatness one day. “I was very fond of Lamsal Sir and liked his classes much. I developed a strong belief in myself and was committed to work hard for success,” he recalls. Born in Dube, a village in Khotang district, Gurung had schooling up to SLC at different schools nearby. Unlike other young boys of his time, he was very energetic and hardworking. He enjoyed his schooldays even though he had to walk two hours daily to go to the school. Despite being a good student, Gurung failed in the SLC exams. It came as a shock for all the teachers,...
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