From ‘bag carrier’ to businessman

2007-12-19 00:00

Babu Baijoo admits that his real name — Vidyavrata — is quite a mouthful. A Sanskrit word, it literally means “a vow of knowledge”. The name was given to Baijoo, who was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1948, by his late uncle, a Sanskrit and Hindi scholar.

It was from his parents that Baijoo learnt the value of both commerce and philanthropy. Although a successful businessman, Baijoo’s father was virtually illiterate. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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