Mumbai’s Dabbawalas are world famous for their timely delivery and immaculate service. Their business model even piqued the interest of Harvard Business School compelling professors to study their distinctive business model.
Heck, they have also been honoured by the British royal family!
And now, after decades of ferrying delicious and hygienically cooked food to thousands of Mumbaikars from homes to offices, the Dabbawalas get their very own art installation, in the form of a statue of a Dabbawala, standing tall and proud, readying himself to deliver the tiffin.
The 13-foot long statue, designed of stainless steel discs by Mumbai-based sculptor Valay Shende, was unveiled at Haji Ali on Friday. The installation is part of a private art foundation in partnership with Mumbai’s municipal corporation.
General secretary of the Mumbai Dabbawala Association, Subhash Talekar said, “We have been serving Mumbai for 126 years and have put in a lot of hard work and labour to ensure that tiffins reach our customers on time. We are grateful for the honour.”
News Source: India Times