"I want to build an amusement park in India and I need your help," he told Thompson somewhat audaciously.
The Englishman's interest was roused. And, while he made clear his inability to assist financially, he agreed to provide Kaul a technical expert to survey the land back in Kolkata and give suggestions on design and safety.
The result was Nicco Park, Kolkata's first amusement park, which opened its thrills and spills in late 1991.
At the time, the amusement park business in India was in its infancy, with Appu Ghar in Delhi and Essel World in Mumbai the only two large parks in operation for the country's billion-odd population.
Image Courtesy: Nicco Park
Text: Business Standard