The secret of staying positive


Almost everyone at some points of time in their lives, have wondered or mused about the ‘secret’ to success. While there are many people who seem to offer advice on that topic with not much to show in terms of credentials, Subrata Roy is an exception. He is a man that has successfully started his own company with very little capital and gradually turned it into one of the biggest companies of the world. ‘Sahara’ is a company that was one of the first Indian companies to have a tangible global presence. It had interests in various sectors and was a thriving and flourishing business that employed millions of people at one point of time.

Subrata Roy is currently penning the sequel to his successful book, ‘Life Mantras’ which was released some time back. ‘Life Mantras’ is a book that is filled with pearls of wisdom relating to success. These pearls of wisdom emanate from Mr Roy’s life as a businessman and his various experiences during his life time. He has generously shared some of those experiences in detail throughout the book. Along with it being an interesting read, it is also a great guidebook to finding success in all the key areas of life.

There are amazing insights in the book about staying positive in life. It also has some meaningful words on handling one’s composure through the tough times. This was and remains to this day, Subrata Roy’s most inspirational quality. He has faced all of his life’s experiences with a great amount of humility and dignity. There are many men that will stand proudly when people talk of
their successes but there are very few men with enough guts to own up to their mistakes and take some responsibility. Subrata Roy has always been the man that takes responsibility for his actions.

He talks about the meaning and importance of ‘responsibility’ in great detail throughout his book, ‘Life Mantras’. Anybody that is looking to add some kind of structure to their lives should read this book. It has guidelines for attaining a peaceful work-life balance that most people can only dream about.

Antim Vidai of Rev. Chhabi Roy, mother of 'Saharasri' Subrata Roy Sahara

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This is a glimpse into the kind of respect Smt Chabbi Roy commands. For even in death she is beseeched with an outpouring of love that is rarely seen these days. This video speaks more about the kind of woman she was and what she meant to people than any other form of tribute.

The Last Journey of Rev. Smt. Chhabi Roy, Mother of Saharasri Subrata Roy Sahara

The last rites of Reverend Smt. Chhabi Roy, mother of Saharasri Subrata Roy Sahara, has been performed yesterday dated 7th May 2016, in Baikunth Dham, Lucknow.
The last journey of Reverend Smt. Chhabi Roy has been attended by more than 50,000 people, including the family members of Sahara India Pariwar and the well wishers, including Shri Akhilesh Yadav - Hon'ble Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Shivpal Singh Yadav - Cabinet Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Amitabh Bachchan, Shri Abhishek Bachchan, Shri Raj Babbar and his wife Smt. Nadira Babbar, Yoga guru Shri Bikram Choudhury, hockey Olympian Shri Dhanraj Pillai and many more. Shri Amitabh Bachchan and Saharsri Subrata Toy Sahara spent a considerable amount of time together in Sahara Shaher at Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.
At 4:30 PM, the funeral procession started for Baikuntha Dham. The open truck carrying Rev. Smt. Chhabi Roy was swarmed by the family members of Sahara India Pariwar. Wading through the crowd, Hon'ble Chief Minister of UP, Shri Akhilesh Yadav stopped near the gates to offer floral tributes. The procession turned into padyatra to reach its destination st 5:45 PM. Moments before sunset, Saharasri performed the mukhagnee ritual.

Subrata Roy’s success at being positive

When it comes to naming multi-faceted personalities, there are many who would say that Subrata Roy is a name that pops up in their mind almost instantly. It’s an unconventional choice but it is also a choice with merits because Subrata Roy is a man that has built a multi-billion dollar empire through sheer hard work, resilience and dedication. Along the way (and more importantly), Subrata Roy has built a loyal workforce/family that looks upon him with the utmost respect.

Life as we know, is not always a bed of roses and we all have problems to deal with and proverbial mountains to climb. Most of us in that phase of our lives tend to divert our energies into something negative.  Some of has however choose to channel our energies into something positive and Subrata Roy has done exactly that by writing a series of books from his present ‘lodging’, the first of which is called ‘Life Mantras’.

‘Life Mantras’ consists of Subrata Roy’s earnest musings on the important qualities and things in life. Some of these qualities and things are things like balance, love, respect, the value of time and money. Time and money have been explained in detail by Mr Subrata Roy who seems to hold both of them in equal and high regard. He is after all bound to have some things to say about what it takes to be successful in life in almost all areas. That is truly the crux of this beautiful book – attaining success in not just one but all the important spheres.


One of the main things that Mr Subrata talks about in this book is respect. He goes into detail about respect for specific things like time and money along with love and family. And he also has tips for maintaining a beautiful balance among all of those things. So the book is not only helpful in attaining success in the professional sphere but it also has wisdom that deals with leading a successful personal life as well. ‘Life Mantras’ is very complete and well-rounded sort of guide in life. 

A Positive Influencer in My Life

Not because she was my mother but all the human being who knew her will definitely say that she had tons and tons of affection for others which is not commonly seen.

It is her influence that we brothers and sisters understood the world with absolutely positive mind.

It is her teaching that ingrained in me to always remain positive minded for others and in all circumstances be positive yourself.

She used to always say that learn and practice to see positive aspect of all human being.

I never feel tension and it is my mother's teaching and influence.

Every day her phone calls were on an average used to be 40-50.

Her contact circle was huge.  She knew distressed people amongst relatives, amongst Sahara India Pariwar people (who she used to meet) and she will make it a point to help those distressed people.

On her command we used to help such relatives whom we never knew.

I enjoy in giving others.  She cultivated this wonderful and very enjoyable characteristic that giving is in my hand and expectation of getting depends on others.  So she taught to adopt the giving characteristics since that is in our hand.

She was most affectionate mother, teacher, philosopher etc.etc. but she was very difficult in the matter of girl friend.  That fundamentalism was there that you can be friend or touch any girl who you shall marry.

 But she was a mother beyond definition and I pray God that everybody get mother like her then I can confidently say that every sons and daughter will grow most positive minded with gratitude character and the strong desire to help others.  What a wonderful world it will be.



                      From the pen of ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara


Sahara chief Subrata Roy’s mother passes away

With a deep pain and anguish, We are to inform that mother of 'Saharasri' Subrata Roy Sahara and the guiding light of our Sahara India Pariwar, Rev. Smt. Chhabi Roy, departed for her heavenly abode today i.e. 6th May,  2016 at 1:34 a.m. in the night. Smt Chhabi Roy wife of Late Shri Sudhir Chandra Roy was 95 year old. She was born on 15th of January in Araria district of Bihar. She has been critically ailing with for last more than 2 years and was at a makeshift hospital at Sahara Shaher, Lucknow. 


Sahara India Pariwar

Statement from Sahara's lawyer - Mr. Gautam Awasthi

Pertaining to the today’s hearing of Sahara SEBI case there are few points on which we would like to request you to kindly clarify to your esteemed readers/audience
1.             Hon'ble Supreme Court has directed to prepare and submit a plan of the sale of 86 properties of Sahara of which title deeds are already submitted by Sahara. We would also like to clarify that order is not on the other properties of Sahara and neither these 86 properties includes the foreign properties of Sahara nor Aamby Valley City nor Sahara Star hotel.

2.             Hon’ble Supreme Court directed SEBI that in process of selling properties it has to take inputs and consultation with Sahara.

3.             Meanwhile, today, Sahara has completed the payment of Rs. 5,000 Cr cash component and only Rs. 5,000 Cr bank guarantee component is left. Senior counsel of Sahara, Mr. Kapil Sibal has submitted that since the worth of Sahara’s 86 properties whose original documents are with SEBI for long, is of worth of more than Rs. 40,000 crores and is more than Rs. 5,000 crores of the required Bank Guarantee. The SEBI to get the properties valued and if the admitted valuation is more than Rs. 5000 crore and was contended by Sahara that it should be treated as security and Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara and two Sahara directors be released. To this Hon’ble Court has directed SEBI to work on this proposition

Gautam Awasthi, Advocate

Counsel for Sahara