Ice Cream Man of India ‘Raghunandan Kamath’ Expires at 70
Ice Cream Man of India ‘Raghunandan Kamath’ Expires at 70

Mumbai-based Naturals Ice Cream founder Raghunandan Kamath died on Friday evening, shared a post on the company’s social media.

Kamath, 70 is popularly called as the Ice Cream Man of India, took his last breath at Mumbai's HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on the evening of May 17, following a brief illness.

“Our thoughts on the sad demise of our patron and founder of Naturals Ice Cream, Late (Shri) Raghunandan Kamath. Indeed a very sad and unfortunate day for us.Regards, The Naturals Family. Date: 18th May, 2024," Naturals Ice Cream shared on Facebook.

Raghunandan Kamath travelled from Mangalore to Bombay and opened first Natural Ice Cream outlet in Juhu in 1984, initially selling pav bhaji alongside the ice cream as a clever marketing strategy.

Focused on natural ingredients and quality of the ice cream quickly attracted customers attention and by 1994, Naturals had expanded with five more outlets, becoming well-known as the ‘Ice Cream of Juhu Scheme’.

Today, the group has a turnover of around Rs 300 crore with 165+ outlet across 15 states in India.

 
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