Kanti and Lata Gala, both originally from Mumbai, India, came to the United States to pursue higher education. With a degree in Chemistry, Kanti came to the States in 1970, where he obtained his MS and PhD. Lata also came to the U.S. with a degree in Chemistry. Arriving in 1972 as a tourist, she stayed on to study Nuclear Medicine. They met each other when Kanti was a student and got married in 1975. After his post-doctoral research, Kanti joined a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey as a Research Scientist. He was soon promoted to the position of Principal Scientist, and Lata was an Administrative Director of Nuclear Medicine.
“We were always told to get a good education, then a good job, and we'd be set for life," says Kanti. "But deep down, we were living in quiet desperation. We were disillusioned with the corporate world and were not being rewarded for our hard work as per our dedication. Lack of time and lifestyle was a constant topic of discussion at the dinner table. We were definitely looking for a better way of life.”
Kanti and Lata were introduced to the business in 1985. However they did not see the big picture until 1987, when at the peak of their professional careers, they were shown the plan again by one of their family friends. After attending a major function in 1988 and meeting other professionals already successful in the business, they made a quality decision to build it. They were excited to hear BWW Diamonds talking about family values, integrity, and spiritual values they had grown up with in India.