Through the generations.
Ranjodh Singh Asan was born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, India. He was self-taught under the supervision of his father; he trained in basic engineering, metal work, carpentry, masonry and fabrication. In his prime he was involved in the building of India’s second largest dam, Bhakra Dam. The work made him realise the potential he had in craftsmanship.
A few years later he was offered the opportunity to travel to Kenya and explore new prospects, having worked in Nakuru for several months he decided to return to India. As he made his way to Mombasa he came across an opportunity of running a woodwork shop, using his knowledge he began a small workshop in 'Mwebe Tyari', training local workers in various fields of woodworking and supplying made to measure furniture and joinery, as business grew over the years he was able to purchase some land from which Ranjodh Limited was established in 1954.
Ranjodh Singh Asan engaged his son Sewak Singh Ranjodh into the business in 1962, like father like son, self-taught and under guidance at an early age. He developed an eye for craftsmanship and broadened his horizon by extending the knowledge of his fathers giving Ranjodh Limited’s workmanship a new look. Ranjodh Limited is well known by many people and craftsmen in Mombasa for its history and workmanship. Today Sewak Singh runs Ranjodh Limited along side his son Tarveen Singh Asan and his wife Kamaljeet Kaur Sewak, providing various clientele with quality furniture.