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Business Owner (Shanti, a Taste of India)

In February 2013, Rokeya Chowdhury and her husband Solmon opened their first Indian restaurant in Roslindale Village. The restaurant has been welcomed into the neighborhood with great reviews from diners and the Boston Globe. Globe Magazine recognized Shanti as ‘Best of the New’ in 2014.  Another Shanti Restaurant is located in Dorchester, and a new Shanti has opened in Kendall Square as well. Solmon and Rokeya are passionate about their surrounding community. They have invested in their neighborhoods and are proud to take part in the development and improvement of them. Solmon is on the Economic Development committee for Dudley Square Main Street. The couple also has a restaurant (Moksa), Dudley Cafe (Dudley Square) and nightclub (NAGA) in Central Square, Cambridge.