Touched by his gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and thanked him in a post. He said, “Shri Biren Kumar Basak belongs to Nadia in West Bengal.”
Shri Biren Kumar Basak belongs to Nadia in West Bengal. He is a reputed weaver, who depicts different aspects of In… https://t.co/tfT21eNhE7
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1636773861000
“He is a reputed weaver, who depicts different aspects of Indian history and culture in his sarees,” he added.
The sari had a painting of the Prime Minister addressing the citizens.
In the 1970s, Biren Kumar Basak used to go door-to-door in Kolkata to sell saris along with his brother.
He started his journey with Rs 1 and now at least 5,000 weavers work for him.