Roadmaster Industries of India P Ltd - RMI Cycles , Rajpura , Punjab
bicycle factory was set up by my family , around 1950 . Earlier we were
one of the leading importers of cycles , based in Khanna , Punjab.
However , in 1962 , minority shareholders group of Mr. Hari Chand Goyal - my real Fufaji , managed to buy out our 52 % shares
A Family Anecdote
after Independence our family was granted a licence , on very liberal
terms ,to set up a cycle manufacturing Unit at Rajpura ( Punjab ) .
one of my Uncles ( Taya ji ) was in England ,around 1948, ( as nearly
all the bicycle manufacturing machinery was imported ) he went one
evening with friends / relatives to a Restaurant in London.
the meal my Uncle gave a tip of 1 Pound to the English Waiter. The
Waiter , in return , gave a Majestic Salute to my uncle.
My Uncle , again , took out another Note and gave tip and the White Waiter , again Saluted.
My uncle went on giving the notes and receiving salutes till all the money in his wallet was exhausted.
His co diners were , naturally , very surprised and asked him the reason.
Uncle replied :-
YEH ANGREJ JO KAL TAK HUM PAR RAAJ KARTEY THEY AAJ HAMAREY EK NOTE
DENEY PAR HAMEY SALAAM MARTEY HAIN. ISS SEY JAYADA JINDAGI MEIN HAMAREY
LIYE AUR KYA KHUSHI HOGI .