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Founder, Hawkins Cookers Limited
Hawkins Cookers Limited was started in 1959 by an entrepreneur H.D. Vasudeva, in technical collaboration with L.G. Hawkins of England. He was born to a father of modest means but God-fearing, inflexible principles. He found success early in life but his world was overwhelmed by the partition of India. He had to start in mid-life all over again and founded your company at the age of 54 in 1959 with a capital of Rs.20,000. This company is built upon Mr. Vasudeva’s selection of product, people and principles — the most important of which are integrity, hard work and pleasing customers.
H.D. Vasudeva passed away in 1993.
The documents below give a flavor of the first few years of the Company.
ON THE LEFT:
A letter from L.G. Hawkins expresses
the confidence of the technical
collaborator that the products
“will be of a desirable and
Cost and material calculations on
scraps of paper
in H.D. Vasudeva’s own hand.