Sahara - The Untold Story
Author: Tamal Bandyopadhyay
Publisher: Jaico Books
Paperback: 374 pages
ISBN : 978-81-8495-546-0
The book Sahara: The Untold Story, written by Shri Tamal Bandyopadhyay, is based on a particular notion, wrong perceptions supported by limited and skewed information. Hence, it does not reflect the true and complete picture. The book portrays Sahara in bad light by attributing unfound facts and incidents to which we have objections.
The book also overlooks, or at the best just glances over, the contributions made by Sahara India Pariwar by financially including the poor and rural India, and inculcating in them the habit of saving, thus paving the road of progress on the one hand and safeguarding them from the clutches of money lenders and loans on the other.
This book on Sahara does not explain the fact of how Sahara in its journey of 37 years has become one of the biggest conglomerates of the country just because of the stout business ethics, quality business practices and years of relentless services to its customers and depositors, which has generated faith among crores of our depositors, investors and customers across the country.
The book also forgets to address this core constituent of the story of Sahara India Pariwar, about whom everyone talks but does not venture to know — the very poor depositors who have faith in us and whose hard-earned earnings Sahara is a faithful custodian of, for so many years. The book at best can be treated as a perspective of the author with all its defamatory content, insinuation and other objections, which prompted us to exercise our right to approach the court of law in order to save the interest of the organization and its crores of depositors and 12 lakhs workers.
By getting the opportunity to put forward our objections and reservation in the form of a disclaimer in this book, in the best tradition of Sahara and our respect for a journalist's freedom, we are allowing the author to publish the book and withdrawing the case we had filed against the publication of the book.
We are sure that the readers are intelligent enough to see through the maze of plots and appreciate the values that we stand for and the activities we undertake for nation building. We also wish the author success, though we don't agree with many of the things and the way they were presented in the book.
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