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The Dorchester Reporter Highlights Co-Founders Rokeya and Solmon


February 4, 2021 By Daniel Sheehan, Dorchester Reporter Staff


When Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury opened up Shanti Indian Cuisine on Dorchester Avenue in 2001, they knew they were taking a risk. There weren’t many Indian or South Asian restaurants in the area and they couldn’t be sure if there would be enough support to keep such an eatery afloat.


“It was a struggle at the beginning because not many people wanted to try Indian food, but those few people who did really liked it,” Solmon told the Reporter in a recent interview. “That core of customers was really important to us. It was the people in Dorchester that kept Shanti going.”


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