Manjunath R. Pujar born on 16.08.1964 completed his ITI in Computer Science in the year 1990 from ITI institute in Bagalkot. He is married to Renuka and has 2 sons Santosh and Bahushruth, he founded "Shree Matha Nutrifoods" in the year 2002 at Bagalkot as it was his wife's native and his objective was to introduce nutritious food to the people of North Karnataka.
Manjunath R. Pujar came up with a nutrifoods industry engaged in manufacturing Ragi (Millets) malt, Oats cookies, Rice Poushtik, Wheat Poushtik and more for the residents of North Karnataka and it is an excellent supplementary food for infants. He shifted his industry from Bagalkot to Hubli in the year 2006 facing lot of obstacles mainly lack of experience, insufficient funds and less knowledge in the same field. Now he is one of the successful business person meeting customers demands and envision developing his industry to fulfill nutritional needs of the people in North Karnataka.
SMNF employs around 32 employees in manufacturing plant and 18 marketing and sales representatives. 10 years back their sales were Rs
30,000/- and in the present year it has raised up to Rs. 18 lakhs per month. SMNF is a vendor for Kraftheinz manufacturer of Complain MNC Company,
they cater to other states like Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.