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|The Kolkata-based Eden Group has been around for over a century now, slowly establishing its various verticals in the city. Its journey began when a young Marwari trader, like many of his peers, migrated from Rajasthan in the early 19th century and set up a small business in Assam and Bengal. The family established itself first in the hardware trade and then the tea business, having seen immense opportunity in the latter in the 1920s. |
In the past two decades, the group has diversified into real estate, textile manufacturing as well as information technology, while at the sae time maintaining a flourishing tea business. Group managing directors and brothers, Ashok Modi and Dinesh Modi, have been managing a bouquet of tea estates and factories since 1991, after which they started looking at real estate. Today, real estate and tea form the group\\\'s main vertials. The Eden Group also has two other directors, Aditya Agarwal and Sachin Lakhwani, who are close family friends of the Modis.