Desai Bandhu Ambewale is India’s first and only brand for Alphonso Mangoes and its allied mango products. Our story dates back to around 90 years. It was in 1932 when Raghunath Vasudeo Desai – the founder of Desai Bandhu Ambewale – started getting pure Alphonso mangoes from the Kokan to sell in Pune – a city in Maharashtra. He was a visionary who correctly judged the growing need for mangoes of the people staying on the plateau. There was a gap that had to be bridged. People on the plateau needed pure mangoes from Kokan and Raghunath Desai thoughtfully took up to bridge this gap.
Today, Desai Bandhu has become a synonym for pure mangoes. Be it just mangoes or mango products such as Mango Pulp, Amba Vadi, Amrakhand, Desai Bandhu Ambewale is the name any mango lover thinks of! Our team that has put in relentless efforts to serve the connoisseur’s palate includes the following talented people:
Raghunath Vasudeo Desai – first came to Pune in 1932. He used to bring mangoes from Kokan in small baskets (topalya) and sell in Pune. He was a visionary, who saw the growth and requirement in Pune city, 90 years back. Vasant Desai, son of Raghunath Desai, now heads Desai Bandhu Ambewale brand. He holds bachelor’s degree in Science from Pune University. He has been in this business for almost 60 years now and is responsible for converting a small scale business to defining Desai as The Brand for mangoes in and outside India.
Yogesh Desai – son of Vasant Desai who completed his graduation in Commerce from Pune University. Yogesh has almost 25 years of experience in handling sales and distribution at Desai Bandhu Ambewale.
Narendra Vasant Desai – has done his graduation from Pune University in the field of commerce. With over 20 years of experience, Narendra is responsible for finance, administration and in-house marketing.
Mandar Desai – the youngest son of Vasant Desai holds a degree in commerce from Pune University. Mandar has over 20 years of experience and shoulders PR/Advt, marketing, export and channel partnership responsibilities at Desai Bandhu Ambewale.