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NRI, Baljit Singh Chadha, Canada's Nut King Entrepreneur

Montreal, July 25, 2005
Ramesh Bhalla
NRI press

NRI, (non-resident Indian) Baljit Singh Chadha, 53 started his business in 1976 by borrowing $5000.00 about 25 years back and now he is the Chairman of a multi-million dollar corporation, Balcorp Limited with annual sales worth up to $100 million a year.

Mr. Chadha was educated in English at Catholic schools, then graduated with B.Sc. degrww at Bombay University. His father, Jagjit, wanted him to join the family food business but was accepted in the University of Western Ontario's M.B.A., one of the best in the world. He eventually switched to Concordia University in Montreal, working part-time with his cousin, who was a chartered accountant.

While still a student, he started importing and exporting foods from and to India, specializing in nuts and dried fruit. Almonds, pistachios and walnuts from California, cashews from India and Brazil, peanuts from the U.S., India and Argentina.



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The Nut King of Montreal

Baljit Singh Chadha