Stainless Steel Sinks were manufactured in my factory located at Mayapuri, New Delhi. At that time, the bowl and the Drainage Board were made from two blanks separately and later joined to make it a Drain Board sink.
I heard that there was a factory in Singapore which manufactured the Drain Board sink from one blank of sheet. I was excited and wanted to learn the technology. If I learn the process, our company could earn better profits and double the production.
I told my G.M. to arrange my visit to the factory at Singapore. It took a few weeks through correspondence and the tour was finalized. A perfect system was adopted point wise:-
The factory will send their officer to airport and take me to the hotel where I shall stay. The officer shall again come to hotel and take me to their factory, entertain me and discuss business. Then the team shall take me for a round at production floor. I shall see the ‘Die’ and understand the design of the tool. ‘And that is all.’ My mission would be complete and I shall start my return journey.
I went to Gurgaon for Guruji’s blessings. As I did pranaam, Guruji blessed me and said, “To ab mera Shishya dhokha dene ja raha hai apne bachhon ko” I could not understand and enquired, “Kaun sa dhoka Guruji”? “I did not do any harm to anybody neither I will do it.”
Guruji said, “Yeh dhokha hai beta, you are visiting the Singapore factory as a buyer of thousands of sinks, but you know it, you are not going to buy, that means you are going to ruin their expectation of business. They are not aware of the purpose of your visiting them. Whatever they know is what you are going to do? That is Dhokha”.
Then I said, “I understand that Guruji, but how is it that they are my children?” Guruji said when he flew to foreign countries; all lands covered by the aircraft were covered by him. Guruji further said, “Whatever I cover is added to my family. Therefore they happen to be your children as well”.
My pranams to you Guruji you are the highest in understanding & knowledge, I am so fortunate to be your Shishya. You are the only one to be master of such knowledge. I could never dream such a truth and fact. I cancelled my tour. I further asked Guruji “How will I know the design of dye” Guruji said, “I will tell you.”
About 3 weeks passed. I was relaxing in the small room opposite Sthan when I went to sleep. I saw the design of dye in the vision. I drew that design on a piece of paper immediately.
Next day, I called my foreman Sardar Ratan Singh who was aged 70 plus, with vast experience of dyes and tools and told him to start construction of the dye as per the design. He immediately said that this was no design at all. I said I have decided to make the dye in that design and therefore he must start the construction. He further said that there were a chance of losing a huge amount therefore it is suggested not to take the undue risk. I said, this is final as I am prepared for the risk, you only obey my command and so, the work started. It took about 6 to 8 months and the dye was ready according to the design in the vision.
We mounted the dye on the machine for trial and commanded the pressman to operate, with fingers crossed.
Oh—- it was successful— it was first time in India that a Drain Board sink from one sheet was made.
This is what Guruji had said, “I will give you the design, and He did it.” What an engineer is my Guruji — exclusive and the only one.
Bestow your kripa more & more Guruji.