This Housewife Turned Entrepreneur After Husband’s Death By Selling Yummy Idlis & Dosas

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by Sanjana Shenoy

Deepti Gupta, a  qualified Microsoft-certified systems engineer chose to be a homemaker after her marriage to Rohit and the birth of her daughter Yashika. The family lived a content, blissful life until the universe had other plans. Rohit met with a tragic road accident that left him with 33 fractures on his left leg. He returned home after surgery. But 10 days, while he was recovering at home, he passed away from a heart attack. His sudden death, left the Gupta family shocked, their lives took an unexpected 360-degree turn. In order to support the family, and pay tribute to her husband’s memories, Deepti Gupta, a housewife, became an entrepreneur. Here’s her inspiring journey.

From Homemaker To Entrepreneur To Support Family

Food was something that brought Deepti Gupta and her late husband Rohit together. The Delhi-based woman stated to The Better India that this was the inspiration behind starting a food venture to support her family. After a quick survey around her neighbourhood, Deepti realised that there weren’t any good South Indian food joints. So, she decided to open a Dosa corner, with the aim to serve hygienic and pocket-friendly dishes. She invested ₹10,000 to start her venture. Deepti launched ‘Yashika Dosa Point’, named after her 8-year-old daughter on February 14, 2022, a day to celebrate her love for her husband.

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Facing Challenges As A Woman Entrepreneur

While she started her food joint with pride, Deepti Gupta faced many challenges. The entrepreneur revealed to The Better India that close relatives told her she would fail. They expected her to be weak, as she was a woman. Many guilt-tripped her for planning to become a working mother. Deepti firmly believed that her new venture would give her flexibility to balance work and life together and raise her daughter well. Her late husband, Rohit was mentally and physically strong. He always urged her to do something of her own. And her inspiration lies in the strength and determination, her husband instilled in her. So, she took on the challenges of an entrepreneur ferociously.

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Yashika Dosa Point: An Ode To Her Late Husband

Deepti Gupta, a new entrant in the world of entrepreneurship works tirelessly from Monday to Saturday. She takes Sunday off to spend quality time with her daughter. Customers flock to Yashika Dosa Point from 11 am to 9 pm. With prices kept under ₹100, one can gorge on a variety of crispy, delicious dosas like Mini Uttapam, Mini Dosa, Cheese Dosa, Chocolate Dosa and ofcourse the signature Masala Dosa. There are also idlis, vadas served with sambhar and chutney.  Today, the homemaker turned entrepreneur earns ₹35,000 per month. Deepti Gupta’s inspiring story truly gives hope to people who’ve at some point in life couldn’t see the light of day. And if you wish to savour her delicious dosas prepared with love and care, do reach out to her at +91- 8010708262 and visit Yashika Dosa Point located at Ashok Vihar.

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