The Shahnaz Husain Group is India's leading company in the field of natural beauty and anti-aging treatments. Started in the 1970s by Shahnaz Husain in New Delhi, the group has over time vertically integrated to encompass every aspect of Ayurvedic care and cure. The group has activities as diverse as beauty training institutes, growing of its own herbs to manufacturing of its cosmetics line to retail to specialized treatments through its chain of over 200 beauty centers worldwide. The group has received many an accolade, the most recent of which was when it's Chairperson, Shahnaz Husain, won India's highest honor, the Padma Shree, in the field of Industry and trade for bringing Ayurveda to the West. In In 1996 Success Magazine, one of the worlds most well-respected business publications, named Shahnaz Husain the Woman of the Year and estimated the brand's worth at over $100 million. This number has grown many times since then.