- Sake Dean MAHOMED was a famous non-European immigrant in West known for his various works which are not only important but also recognized. An entrepreneur and a surgeon, he was the person who introduced Indian Cuisine and the concept of shampooing to Europe.
- Does it not rattle our minds that anyone could have ‘NEEDED’ to introduced something as basic as shampooing which is a part of our daily hygiene now, as an art? But it did happen and moreover it was introduced as a medical concept which makes it all the more interesting for us to know about the person who did this.
- The name Sake Dean Mahomed is pronounced differently in different parts of the word due to a different origin.
- EARLY LIFE – The man also known as Dean Mahomet was born in May of 1759 in Patna, Bihar, India. He belonged to a Bengali Muslim family. After joining the Bengal Presidency in British India, he claimed to belong to a family of Nawabs in Bengal. His father died when he was 10 years old leaving him in the care of a British captain, Mr. Baker, where Mahomet grew up to serve in the British Indian Army and also fought against Marathas.
- START OF THE BUSINESS – Mahomed moved to London in 1810 where he opened the first Indian restaurant ‘The Hindoostane Café’ in London. His restaurant introduced the various dishes to the people of London and of course, earned the best curry appreciation. However, the restaurant had to be shut down due to the financial crisis.