Rentio is a Gujarati word and means Charkha in Hindi and spinning wheel in English. It is interesting to know how the word Rentio was selected as a brand name, during nineteen thirties,when brand names were not even prevalent, for products, such as toor Dal. One of the elder brothers of the family, was fully involved in the freedom movement of nineteen twenties onward.His name was Gordhandas Chokhawala. He worked with Mahatma Gandhi and later become the President of Surat municipality and was the first Mayor of Surat Municipal Corporation, and later Education Minister in Gujarat ministry. The family was involved in the national freedom movement and spinning for Khadi (cloth) on a spinning wheel was a daily ritual for all the brothers and other members of the family as the followers of Mahatma Gandhi.