What Khorshed Alam earns is somehow sustainable, not ‘sustainable’! Because of this, he did not settle in Dhaka even after three and a half decades. Khorshed Alamra is not a ‘Dhaka resident’ even though he is from Dhaka.
Khorshed sells alum sherbet for about 60 per cent. In his words, ‘beneficial’ syrup; Enemy of gas-heartburn, constipation medicine! 12 types of materials are used in the sherbet. Isabgul Husk, Kalijira, Tokma, Talmakhana, White Sesame, Bark of Arjuna Tree, Chimul Root, Katila, Dry Bell, Sugarcane Jaggery, Ghritakanchan and Ulatkomar.
Khorshed Alam said, not only beneficial, but also the taste of his sherbet is good. Those who eat once, come to him again and again. Because of this, he did not want to leave the place where he started this business in Farmgate area. Because there were more known buyers than people on the road. But he had to move from there after the metro rail work started. Since then Zigatla has found a place near the bus stand. Due to this, his sales profit is less than before.