In one my recent visits to Mumbai, I accompanied a friend who was scouting for some budget residential properties to house his man-force for a mega industrial project. He took me to Navi Mumbai to a place called Kharghar where a concrete jungle is coming up.
As we drove through Kharghar, I saw huge projects of Residential Apartments, Commercial Complex and even a Helipad being constructed by a certain Armstrong Group. The Armstrong Group put up huge signages of HEX WORLD, HEX CITY and HEXO BLOC. As we drove through those huge billboards, I uttered, “This Armstrong Group and its HEX Projects must be some International Real Estate player’s venture.” The property dealer who was sitting on the back seat laughed and said, “Sir, no this group is 100% Mumbaiya.” I argued, “The name sounds very international and see the number of projects they have undertaken.” The property dealer now burst into a louder laughter and said Hex Armstrong is nothing but Chaggan Bhujbal in English. Chaggan is six or heaxagon and Bhujbal is Armstrong.”My-my, that’s so true and such a literal translation of the Deputy CM of Maharashtra’s name – Chaggan Bhujbal aka Hex Armstrong. But in the Armstrong Group’s website Chaggan Bhujbal finds no mention but then politicians always prefer to be Benami. Ummm, no doubt the group got prime land and such huge projects undergoing. This can happen only in India!