Shatam Jeeva’s land was barren when first found in 1983 by Late Pandit Ramesh Kumar Sharma ji. He was a visionary, philanthropist and a social worker who was extremely devoted to his community. It is said that not even a single tree was present on the property at the time of its finding. The land was infertile and dry; many would term it fruitless. However, Sharma Ji was a dedicated and passionate man. By the year 1994, over one lakh trees were planted by him across this hundred-acre farm.
This intellectual property comes with a rich history. Sharma Ji carefully curated the land by importing medicinal plants and trees from all over the country, ensuring that the soil was imported with the trees, unifying fragmented cultures through them. These trees were systematically placed by first digging four-by-four feet deep holes in the ground. These holes were then filled with natural pre-watered manure. He referred to this process as giving the trees their “tiffin.” Bamboo trees were also strategically placed on the boundaries of the farm to prevent animals from entering.
These thoughts urged the Sharma Family to further contribute to society. Under the guidance of the family’s matriarch – Mrs. Anuradha Sharma Ji, a prominent social worker and activist, they decided to do what they knew best – making Ayurveda easily accessible and known throughout India and thus giving birth to Shatam Jeeva, the first wellness brand in India to emerge during the post-pandemic era.