300 years back Sh Dile Ram ji Baheti, travelled from Napasar, Bikaner district, Rajasthan and settled in Ludhiana as a grain commission agent.His descendents.... carried the family tradition and till 1930 it was the only maheshwari family living in Ludhiana. In 1933, the family set up a textile factory, goods of which were exported to as far as Japan. Weavers were also trained from about 200 villages around Ludhiana. With the generation of electricity, the family set up the first power loom unit, Sh Ghansham Dass ji Baheti was the 1st Vice-President of of The Power Loom Factories Association, Ludhiana.
With Independence and growth of green and industrial revolution in Ludhiana brought many Maheshwari from all parts Of India as time passed by, the number has grown up and today Ludhiana Maheshwari Samaj has about 146 families
settled here and have made Ludhiana their home town and Maheshwari of Ludhiana have carved a niche for themselves in various fields contributing a great deal in services,trading and as industrialists.
The traditions, festivals and get togethers of Maheshwari Samaj is held by "maheshwari Sabha, Ludhiana",It is a proud privilege for Maheshwari sabha which has stood up to serve various facets of samaj and it is managed by unanimously elected body.