- Profile of Dr. Dhananjay Datar
Dr. Dhananjay Datar, popularly known as Masala Kings is a leading example of an entrepreneur who has become noted as a leading business man on account of his resounding success. Dr. Datar who also happens to be a Doctor in Business Administration, has single handedly raised the profile of Al adil from a small grocery in Bur Dubai to a chain of 30 retail stores spread across the GCC. Dr. Datar attributes his success to his father, Late Mahadeo Datar. He feels that the company has managed to overcome every struggle with the encouragement and support of their well-wishers and customers. Having started off with just three employees, today the group employs 500 employees directly and about 375 indirectly in the UAE and in India. Due to the efforts of Dr. Datar, the company has been able to retain the loyalty of its customers for a phenomenal period of time. It can be stated that being known as the Spice King of one of the leading chains of specialty supermarkets in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia & India is surely no mean feat. For Datar it is a matter of great pleasure and distinction he feels really honoured for this recognition.
Dr. Datar attributes the secrets of his success to total determination and dedication towards business. He feels that it does not matter whether the business is small or big. What is important is efficiently and effectively catering to customer satisfaction. His advice to the future entrepreneurs is to have a dream and to work hard to pursue it.