Footwear company Khadim India celebrates founder’s 96th birthday

Footwear company Khadim India celebrated the 96th birthday of its founder, the late Satya Prasad Roy Burman, on Saturday.

Burman entered the footwear business realizing the need for affordable, quality footwear. The start in 1965 was humble – in a small shoe shop in Chitpur, Kolkata.

But after establishing himself in the sale and distribution of branded basic utility footwear in the market, Khadim entered the retail business under the leadership of Burman in 1993. And the business grew from a wholesaler from shoes to manufacturer, retailer and distributor.

Khadim currently has 799 points of sale and has a network of 575 distributors. Khadim’s largest presence is in Eastern India and he is among the top three actors in South India; in western and northern India, it is an emerging brand.

The company plans to become the second largest retail shoe brand in the country. Now is the time to collaborate, innovate and leverage strength to achieve a pivotal position in the business segments, the company said in a statement.

Khadim’s has made a foray into the accessories segment with bags, wallets and belts.

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