Mr. B. A. Oza was an active participant in India's Freedom Movement and went to jail several times for the cause. During the Swadeshi Movement, Dr. Jivraj Mehta gave him the formula for gripe water and asked him to start an Indian brand to replace a foreign brand available. Babuline Gripe Water was thus born.
Mr. N. B. Oza expanded the business and transformed it into a wholesale and distribution business. His tour in Europe and the exposure he gained with Ciba in Switzerland, Bayer in Germany and Anglo French Drugs in England, made him modernize the business.
The firms B. A. & Brothers. at Bombay and Calcutta were converted into two private limited companies, B. A. & Brothers (Bombay) Pvt. Ltd. and B. A. & Brothers Eastern Ltd., to give them improved status and permanency.
In addition to manufacturing gripe water, B. A. & Brothers (Bombay) Pvt. Ltd. started manufacturing lake colours and tablet coating colours in collaboration with a German national, and a new firm was started named Indo German Laboratories.
The Delhi branch of B. A. Distributors was opened to distribute products of pharma companies in Northern India.
Bab Pharma Pvt. Ltd. was formed to start manufacturing operations of Babuline Gripe Water and other products at the newly constructed production facility at Kandivali Industrial Estate - Charkop, Mumbai.
Indo German Laboratories entered into a joint venture with Colorcon Ltd. USA, and the JV company was named Colorcon Asia Pvt. Ltd., which is a leading manufacturer and supplier of pharmaceutical excipients to the pharma industry.