Sumit Vidhani: The Sindhi Businessman with a Bengali Heart

India is a land of diversities and if we consider the diversities of the people then few would be as different as a Bengali and a Sindhi. While the Sindhi population is known for their business prowess, Bengalis are generally known for their rich culture, creativity, and heritage. What if we present before you a Sindhi businessman who has a deep-rooted cultural mindset from Bengal? That is precisely what Sumit Vidhani is all about. The flamboyant businessman has conquered the business world and is known as a hotelier. He has also opened a restaurant in Kolkata recently.

Background of Sumit Vidhani

One of the most fascinating aspects surrounding his connection with the land of Bengal is that he has no such direct links. His schooling and college education was completed from the state of Chattisgarh. He has also studied Hotel Management in Bengaluru and following the completion of his course, he has worked with the Taj Hotels for some time as a chef. His culinary skills are hailed very highly among the food-critics and he has earned his share of experience from his stint with Taj Hotel. Despite no direct roots in the State, he speaks fluent Bengali and does not have the usual accent that non-Bengali people struggle to shake off. His confidence and hard work have been his greatest assets as he went on to his successful business career.

Sumit Vidhani the Hotelier

He is the COO of a four-star property named Ananda Imperial which is located in Bilaspur. His name is a big one in the hospitality industry and the services provided by his establishments are much spoken about. The hotel serves with the Indian traditional philosophy of “Atithi Devo Bhaba” (the guest is the Lord). This eco-friendly luxury hotel is one of the finest of its kind and is the best near the business hub of Bilaspur. His love for Bengal has prompted him to even establish the Anada Imperial Trophy which is to be given out for the best blog content in Bengali. At the 5th Annual IMA Awards, he was awarded the Young Hotelier of the Year Award owing to the success of the Aanada Imperial. This has not only been one of the finest hotels in Bilaspur but has also earned the credit of being the Best Wedding and MICE Hotel in Central India.

His restaurant in Kolkata

He has recently opened a restaurant in Kolkata and the restaurant is called Bongnese. Located in the heart of the Salt Lake region, this is a popular eatery with great reviews. The cuisine includes some of the iconic Bengali delicacies with a modern touch. The décor of this restaurant also has some Chinese influence and so do some of the food items. The restaurant is huge and can seat 80 people. Some of the snack items served here include the likes of “devilled eggs” and “chorbi bora” (fat fried into pakoras). As for the main course, one can indulge in traditional Bengali delicacies and the meals can be completed with some of the finest Bengali desserts on offer. The experience here is surely going to be an unforgettable one as the taste is going to linger on for some time in your taste buds.

Sumit Vidhani the Philanthropist

He has the brains for great business and the heart of a philanthropist. It is thus no surprise that a significant charitable contribution is made by him to several organizations. He aids organizations such as several old age homes and homes for destitute and children. 

Other achievements

Sumit Vidhani is a man of many talents as has been established already. He has also been an NCC cadet and was a part of the cadet exchange program. His numerous skill sets also include his talent when it comes to shooting as he is a champion in rifle shooting. 


Sumit Vidhani is probably a fine example of the unity in diversity that has bounded India. He has characteristics that make him the best of both worlds. His unabashed success in business is complemented by his rich taste and fine knowledge about the Bengali culture.

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