2 million Rolls-Royce Phantom, this Indian business man is a sure-shot success story. In a candid interview with Magnate Forex News, 55-year-old Dhananjay Datar said his success has all been here in the UAE. Masala King’ as these are his popular epithets. But did you know that this multi-millionaire once led a life devoid of colour — and flavour — as his family had a run with poverty?
He remembers those days of extreme want — he struggled as a child to get three meals in a day — like it was just yesterday. His journey to the top of the spice trade was fraught with challenges. Yet, the spice magnate fought destiny to create a world of flavours and spice for people to enjoy, so they are not denied their favourite food as he was. In a heartfelt interview to Gulf News, Datar said it was nothing but blessings of the divine, and hard work that pulled him and his family out of poverty. And the magic, he said, happened the moment he set foot in the UAE. Today, the brand Al Adil Trading is a house-hold name. The company, dealing with over 9,000 products, recorded an annual turnover of Dh750 million at the end of 2018.