Bhavesh Bhatia, the visionary behind Sunrise Candles, embarked on a remarkable journey from the humble beginnings of a street vendor.

With just Rs. 75 in 1999  to build a multi-crore company generating over Rs. 350 Crores in revenue by 2022.

This inspiring tale encapsulates the spirit of resilience, determination, and the triumph of vision over adversity.

The Beginning of the Journey:

Bhatia’s life took an unexpected turn when, at the age of 23, he lost his eyesight due to Retina Muscular Deterioration.

Despite this life-altering challenge, his mother’s unwavering belief in his potential fueled his spirit. She instilled in him the conviction that though he couldn’t see the world, he had the power to make the world see him.

Simultaneously, Bhavesh faced a trifecta of setbacks – he lost his eyesight, his job, and his mother.

Faced with rejection from employers unwilling to hire a visually impaired individual, Bhavesh was at a crossroads.

During this challenging period, he decided to venture into candle making.

Candle Making Venture:

Equipped with a brief training from the National Association for the Blind in Mumbai, Bhavesh began crafting plain candles, relying on his heightened senses of touch and smell.

Unable to afford dyes and scents initially, he started his business by selling candles from a hired cart, investing Rs. 50 per day for the cart and Rs. 25 for raw materials.

Turning Point:

Bhatia’s life took a turn for the better when he secured a loan of Rs. 15,000 from a bank.

With this capital injection, he expanded his candle-making enterprise, purchasing a cart, dyes, and scents.

This marked a pivotal moment in his entrepreneurial journey, propelling him towards success.

Sunrise Candles Today:

Bhavesh Bhatia’s indomitable spirit and entrepreneurial acumen have transformed Sunrise Candles into an extraordinary success story.

The company boasts 71 manufacturing units across 14 states, employing 9,500 visually impaired individuals.

With a global footprint, Sunrise Candles exports its products to 67 countries, contributing to an impressive revenue of Rs. 350 Crores.

Bhavesh’s legacy is the substantial revenue generated and the profound impact his business has had on empowering visually impaired individuals. It is one of the most successful startups in India that is helping impaired individuals.

It has created opportunities for employment and skill development: Sunrise Candles is a testament to the immense potential that can be unlocked when vision and determination converge.


Bhavesh Bhatia’s journey from adversity to prosperity exemplifies the transformative power of vision and resilience.

Sunrise Candles is a symbol of triumph over challenges and a beacon of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Bhavesh has not only created a thriving business. Still, he has also illuminated the path for countless others, proving that vision, determination, and a belief in one’s capabilities can overcome even the darkest circumstances.