Khadim’s was established in 1965 with the acquisition of a small shop in Chitpur by Lt. Sri Satya Prasad Roy Burman. Through the next many years, the company was involved in whole-selling and distribution of branded basic utility footwear. From 1993, with its foray into retailing, Khadim’s emerged as a popular fashion footwear brand, as also one of the leading organized footwear retailers in India. Today, under the able leadership of Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Siddhartha Roy Burman, Khadim’s has grown to over 650 retail outlets in 24 states nationally.

In a brief period of less than two decades, Khadim’s has transformed into a much-loved iconic brand that promises customers an unmatched experience. Our passion for producing quality footwear delivering inimitable customer satisfaction has made Khadim’s one of the well-known entities in organised footwear retailing in the country.

The same dynamism and appreciation of customer aspirations that has propelled Khadim’s to a position of eminence in the country, is now driving Khadim’s to greater heights. A whole new generation of customers demanding highly stylish yet durable and comfortable products are now stepping forth with renewed confidence with our multiple sub-brands. These brands, namely Bristish Walkers, Lazard, Turk, Cleo, Sharon, Softouch and Pro, offer products that are a perfect combination of advanced technology and material, and deliver ‘affordable fashion” like no other.

While keeping pace with the rapidly changing retail environment, global fashion trend and consumer behavioural paradigms, Khadim’s has also consciously adopted contemporary retail store aesthetics for an enhanced shopping experience, and to boost its brand appeal to Generation-Next.

Khadim’s sustainable growth and quick ascendance to popularity has many authors; a management that displayed insightful business acumen and a loyal workforce that made customer satisfaction their mantra. Even as our business and social environments change rapidly, Khadim’s promises to provide the same quality to customers that will continue to deliver delight.

Ensuring customer delight and stakeholders return by delivering quality product at affordable price through extensive retail network.

To be in every Indian step.

Khadim’s began in the 1960’s as a humble shoe store in Chitpur to become a popular and much-loved footwear brand of the new millennia. The journey of more than 50 years has been more than just rewarding; it has given Khadim’s much of its business philosophy and consumer approach, all of which can still be traced to the hustle and bustle of the whole-sale market and the people who once crowded our store’s back-alley.

In fact, it is this connection with people at the most basic levels of manufacturing, selling and buying shoes that continues to drive Khadim’s success. Even as times change, the company remains as connected with its manufacturing and merchandizing partners as it was many years ago.

But while this association benefits our continued growth, it is our customers who sustain our business; a fact Khadim’s has always been, and is still deeply appreciative of. Thus, with the introduction of new trends in shopping in the early 1990s, Khadim’s transformed itself into a retailing point of interest, opening exclusive outlets in quick succession to channel direct communication with customers and improve from real-time feedback.

Subsequently, by the 2000s, realizing the need for expansion and organized retailing, Khadim’s became a manufacturing and retailing corporate house, bringing Sales, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Brand Management, Legal, Systems & IT, Buying and Merchandising, as well as Manufacturing under one umbrella.

Since then, Khadim’s has remained a closely-knit unit, working as one, thinking as one and dreaming as one.

Today, Khadim’s enjoys nationwide prominence with over 650 retail outlets in 24 states in India and continue to deliver fashionable and comfortable shoes without a price tag that ever gets too high. “Affordable fashion for everyone” remains at the core of our business objective.

Our Founder & Chairman Emeritus

Surprisingly and thankfully as well, several hands supported me in my maiden venture and I loved my business all the more.

When in 1965, Lt. Shri Satya Prasad Roy Burman acquired a small shop in Chitpur, Kolkata, and with it the Khadim’s brand, few would have dared to predict the success story that was to be scripted in the next few decades, especially since 1993, when Khadim’s commenced footwear retailing.

Lt. Shri S.P Roy Burman, also fondly remembered as ‘Barobabu’, was a visionary par excellence. His pioneering spirit that believed in blending ‘intelligence with imagination’ played a key role in carving the destiny of Khadim’s; a process of transformation of a tiny single-shop entity to a colossus in footwear retailing with more than 650 exclusive retail outlets across the country.

More than being a manufacturer, I love to manufacture manufacturers.

Lt. Shri Roy Burman was a father-figure for countless small shoe manufacturing entrepreneurs with his dynamic and insightful perception of technology as well as consumer psychology. It is his indomitable drive that helped Khadim’s become one of the market leaders in organized footwear retailing in India.

Even in a country where exceptional entrepreneurs are not uncommon, Lt. Shri Roy Burman stands out, not only for his business achievements but for his sensitivity towards the needs of the teeming humanity around him. His missionary zeal to build a business of stature was always tempered with the need to address social and economic issues that Indian society was commonly plagued with.

Even today, as Khadim’s gears up to expand exponentially and deliver value to the fashion-conscious and progressive young customers, Lt. Shri Roy Burman’s humanitarian philosophy continues to guide and motivate us.

From the Desk of Chairman & Managing Director

Welcome to the World of Khadim’s - footwear manufacturers and retailers who work based on a remarkably simple ideology: to make shoes that fit everyone, in style, quality and price. This frankness of objective has made Khadim’s what it is today; a people’s brand that delivers what it promises: fashion footwear that is not only affordable, but comfortable and lasting as well.

Although it was no small feat to transform a humble shoe store in the 1960s into a popular and much-loved footwear brand of the new millennia, the journey awarded Khadim’s much of its business philosophy and consumer approach. It helped established a strong connection with people at the most basic levels of manufacturing, selling and buying shoes that continues to drive Khadim’s’s success.

While this association benefits our growth, Khadim’s believes it is our customers who sustain our business. With the introduction of new fashion trends in 1990s, Khadim’s felt the need to transform itself into a retailing point of interest, and open exclusive outlets in quick succession to channel direct communication with customers and improve from real-time feedback.

Today, Khadim’s enjoys nationwide prominence with over 650 retail outlets in 24 states in India…all of which has been possible due to an insightful management and a loyal workforce that has displayed high regards for customer satisfaction at every step. “Affordable fashion for everyone” remains at the core of our business. Even as our business and social environments change, Khadim’s promises to deliver the same value and quality to customers that have, over the years, earned Khadim’s the reputation of a trusted and reliable shoe brand.

Mr. Siddhartha Roy Burman, Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Siddhartha Roy Burman is our Chairman & Managing Director, and son of Khadim Group’s Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Mr. S P Roy Burman.

Mr. S. Roy Burman joined his father after completion of his Graduation in Commerce in 1980. Through his thirty-two years (32) in the Company, Khadim has benefitted manifold from his carefully streamlined operations, processes, HR initiatives, efforts towards brand building, and more. His leadership has been instrumental in taking Khadim’s footwear retailing to its present heights of success.

Mrs. Tanusree Roy Burman, Whole-time Director

Mrs. Tanusree Roy Burman, wife of Mr. S. Roy Burman and a Whole-time Director at Khadim, has afforded the Company her insight into fashion, inputs on contemporary design, and eye-for-detail, all of which have greatly helped Khadim bring fashion closer to consumers.

Dr. Indra Nath Chatterjee, Independent Director

Dr. Indra Nath Chatterjee is one of the non-executive, Independent Directors at Khadim. An Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC), he also is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), as well as a fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI).

Dr. Chatterjee brings with him industry experience of 35 years, having served tenures in the capacity of Senior Executive/Director/Advisor/Consultant at several renowned companies including ONGC (Director Finance), the Hinduja Group, TELCo, and Indian Airlines.

Prof. Ashoke Kumar Dutta, Independent Director

Prof. Dutta is one of the non-executive, Independent Directors at Khadim. An Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC), he has served as Founder Director of the newest IIM-Shillong and as Director of the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata, the oldest business school in India.

Prof. Dutta brings with him experience of more than 40 years spent in service of a number of Multinational Corporations, home grown large business houses and large PSUs in industries of Shipping, Transport, FMCG, Media, Education, etc. He has served / is serving a number of renowned companies in the capacity of Director/Advisor/Consultant.

Prof. Amar Nath Sadhu, Independent Director

Prof. Amar Nath Sadhu is one of the non-executive, Independent Directors at Khadim. Prof. Sadhu has served as Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and also as a faculty in Vinode Gupta School of Management under the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prof. Sadhu has experience of more than 40 years and has served in / serving a number of renowned companies in the capacity of Director/Advisor/Consultant.

Ms. Namrata Chotrani, Nominee Director of Reliance Alternative Investments Fund (RAIF)

Ms.Namrata Chotrani is a Director with Fairwinds Asset Managers Limited, the Investment Management Company of RAIF. Prior to joining Fairwinds Private Equity, Namrata worked for 4 years with KPMG in its M&A Tax & Regulatory practice in India. She was primarily involved in domestic corporate restructuring, private equity and international investment structuring from a tax and regulatory perspective.

Namrata holds an MBA degree from INSEAD (2011) and a Bachelors degree in commerce from H.R. College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai University (2006)

Mr. Vinayak Kamath, Nominee Director of Reliance Alternative Investments Fund (RAIF)

Vinayak is an Operating Partner with Fairwinds Asset Managers Ltd, the Investment Management Company of RAIF. He is a Mechanical Engineer from BITS Pilani, an MMS from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai, and a Certified Corporate Director from The Institute of Directors. He has nearly 23 years of experience which include Gadgil Holdings as Chief Executive Officer, VIVA Capital as founder and Managing Partner, Halcyon Private Equity as Director, Genpact (formerly GE Capital Information Services) as Vice President, Accelya Kale Limited as Senior VP and at The Arvind Mills as Senior Manager. He also serves on the board of Shri Shakti Alternative Energy Ltd and a non-profit CSA amongst others.