Sahara India is a giant business group with diverse interests. Here is a brief profile and history of Sahara India.

Sahara India

Sahara India is a major Indian corporate group with diverse business interests that include: Finance, Infrastructure & Housing, Media & Entertainment, Tourism & Hospitality, Consumables, Manufacturing and Services & Trading. The group was founded in 1978 by Subroto Roy, with a capital of Rs. 2000, and today Sahara India has an asset base of over Rs. 50,000 crores.

Business Interests of Sahara India

1. Finance: In the field of finance, Sahara Group has interests in parabanking, life insurance, mutual funds, and housing finance.
2. Infrastructure & Housing: Sahara Infrastructure & Housing is India's largest realtor. It offers broad range of houses, commercial & retail spaces, office spaces and luxurious penthouses & villas. The company is building townships in 217 cities all over India.

3. Media & Entertainment: Sahara Group has interests in television, cinema, and newspaper. The group has an entertainment channel called Sahara One and a news channel by the name of Sahara Samay. Sahara One Motion Pictures is Hindi Cinema Production House with over 50 films in various stages of production. The group also publishes English, Hindi, and Urdu newspapers.

4. Consumer Products & Retail Chain: Sahara India offers a range of consumer products and is developing one of the largest retail chains in India under the brand name Sahara Unique. Its product range include: Fashion & Lifestyle Products, Fitness & Leisure Products, Clothing, Jewellery etc.

5. Manufacturing: Sahara India is into jute manufacturing and development of handicraft industry.

6. Services & Trading: Sahara has one of the largest V-SAT network called Sahara Net. It has an extensive 6000 strong branch network with 24-hour on-line satellite connectivity. Sahara Care House offers a host of attractive services to the dependants of NRIs in India.

Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007