Age is just a number and this has been proved by the “young” 89-year-old Latika Chakravorty. She has strongly set an example that if you have the passion, you can just do about anything. You should never let your heart to stop something that you are passionate about.
She is new to the digital world. She has an e-commerce website which is just few months-old. She has become an entrepreneur at the age of 89 years. Too hard to believe, but this is true. She is making her mark as an entrepreneur in the online shopping world by selling her own homemade potli bags in her own website by the name of ‘Latika’s Bags’. And, believe it or not, she has customers from Germany, New Zealand and Oman.
Her potli bags are unique in nature and this has led to a growing interest among customers to buy her products. The best part is that she makes these potli bags using old sarees, kurtis and clothes which she had collected from all over India over the years. These are then recycled into beautiful designer potli bags.
Latika Chakrabarty was born in Dhubri, Assam and got married to Krishna Lal Chakrabarty, who was working with Survey of India as an Officer-Surveyor. With the death of her husband, she started living with her son Capt Raj Chakravorty, who is in Indian Navy. This made her travel all across India and she used to love collecting beautiful saris, kurtas, and attractive pieces of clothing from different parts of India. Sewing and designing was always her passion. And when she was free at home, she used to spend time sewing. And slowly she converted her passion into a business of her own. Now, she uses all these collective pieces of clothing and converts them into potli bags. She uses her 64-year-old sewing machine to stitch these loveable handbags in potli shapes. All are unique in designs, handmade with love and care.
Even though, she is now 89 years of age, she has not let her passion die down. She is setting an example to all of us not to give up our dreams and aspirations.
When she was asked how she motivated herself and maintained the zeal to work, she said, “I have had a very disciplined life throughout. It keeps me healthy and peaceful. I believe in early to bed and early to rise“.
Let’s salute this young old lady for her sheer talent and enthusiasm!!!