Haider bhai was born in Khoja Beraja, a town built by his grandfather, Jetha Lalla
His father had a small “biri-bakas” kiosk, where he sold chelum tabacco, at 2 annas per package. After a whole day, they made about 100 rupees.
Haider only completed 4th chopri gujarati but remembers cleaning the JK, using the petromax lantern
After his marriage, the small business couldn’t support the family. So when his father in law, who had no sons, asked him to go the neighbouring town of Jivapur to help with his two properties, Haider went and set up a small “rations” store.
But this business did not survive due to competition and so he started delivery of milk from Jivapur. to Jamnagar. He bought his milk from the Banias (Patels) as they were reputed not to add water to the milk. His milk was used to make “peras”. He had 35 deliveries per day house to house and was known as Hedubhai Dudbhai.
Everyday, he would pick up at 3 am and deliver in Jamnagar by 6 am. Later, he started transporting produce as well. He did this for 35 years.
Around 2000, he left transportation and focused on real estate property. His sons carried on for another 10 years in the same business and now only look after properties.
Haider Bhai is now completely retired.