A pioneering planter of the 19th Century, he braved great hardship, traveling for months on elephant back through swamp, bush and jungle to plant the best quality tea seeds from China.
It is said that he built his fortune led entirely by his nose. Chancing upon a piece of virgin land, the young man would scoop a handful of earth, bury his nose, inhale deeply and declare, “Let’s plant!”
By the end of his life he owned 33 tea estates. Nuxalbari was but one of them.