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Bachelor, Entrepreneur Shops For Many Reasons

Bachelor and young entrepreneur Nilesh Raj Narayan is a natural when it comes to shopping. It is because he has been shopping for his family for than a decade at
15 Jun 2018 11:02
Bachelor, Entrepreneur Shops For Many Reasons
Businessman Nilesh Raj Narayan (left) and Krishan Gautam at Shop N Save supermarket in Valelevu, Suva on June 12, 2018.

Bachelor and young entrepreneur Nilesh Raj Narayan is a natural when it comes to shopping.

It is because he has been shopping for his family for than a decade at the same super­market.

“I shop for my mother and two younger brothers, and I can shop here at Shop N Save supermarket Valelevu with my eyes closed,” Mr Narayan said.

“I shop once a week for necessities but ac­cording to my mother’s shopping list,” he said.

“She is my mother and I have been doing this for her for more than 10 years.

“I shop at this supermarket all the time be­cause they have everything under one roof – groceries, meat, toiletries, fruits, vegetables and even alcohol.

“The aisles are wide and items neatly and clearly stacked.

“The friendly staff is also the reason I keep coming back here to shop.”

Mr Narayan, 28, is the eldest of three broth­ers. Their father passed away three years ago.

One of his brothers works at an IT company while the younger one also works with him at the family TLKESH Classic Furniture & Aluminum Joinery Company at Nasole, in Nasinu.

Since there are no girls in the family Mr Narayan was groomed by his late father at an early age to what he is today.

“Shopping is an important task which I take pride in. My mother just gives me the list and I will go shopping.

“There are a lot of reasons that I shop, one is to help my mother, I’d like to choose the items my mother is going to use to cook our meals, this is a social activity where you meet and communicate with people and as a bachelor I am also keeping an eye out for the right lady.

“My mum is a good cook and my favourite dish is chillie chicken with basmati rice.

“This kind of rice you can’t eat everyday but a treat when you have it with your favourite dish.

“As usual I am here with my Rewa soccer fan friend Krishan Gautam who likes to push the trolley for me.

“We are both on the same page so this makes this errand an enjoyable outing.”

Mr Gautam who lives in Vunisou in Nausori is the only child in his family.

He also works with Mr Narayan.

Mr Narayan’s family business was initiated by his late father and as far as he can remem­ber his father was always making him to be an all-rounder.

All-rounder in the sense that he also helped his mother when needed.

“As the eldest child a lot of expectations were on me especially from my father who would continually made me to do things at our workshop according to his instructions,” he said.

“I learnt from what I did, it was practical from the start for me that even when I was 19, I was virtually running the business.”

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