For young Mahesh, becoming police personnel was the dream. While pursuing his studies, he tried his best to have a goodphysique. Despite his efforts, he failed to get into the police service. He was not disappointed. He enrolled himself for the EDP training course in IED. He discussed with his trainers his ideas to become an entrepreneur. Taking into account his interest and acumen, he was suggested during training, to consider getting into a restaurant business in Puri. And there he was, ready with his business plan, to be proposed to the Oriental Bank of Commerce.

The bank scrutinized his plan, held an interactive discussion with him and sanctioned Rs 10 lakh for the venture. Mahesh opened his business, M/S Nawab Rasoi, in Puri with just Rs 25,000/- as initial own capital. His business with 10 male and a female worker provides high quality healthy meal and snacks at reasonable price. With a monthly turnover of Rs. 1.5 lakh, he makes adequate profit after payment of wages and salaries to his employees.
He thinks that the opportunity that he picked up is due to the excellent support he got from IED faculty and management.