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Sanjay Lalbhai's father Shrenik Lalbhai passes away

Made considerable contribution to the fields of education, business and Jain pilgrimage places

BS Reporter  |  Ahmedabad 

Renowned educationist and father of CMD Sanjay Lalbhai, Shrenik Kasturbhai Lalbhai (89) passed away on Thursday early morning. Lalbhai, who had been instrumental in the education scene of the city, succumbed to prolonged illness at his Koteshwar residence on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

Known as a Jain philanthropist, educationist and businessman, made considerable contribution to the fields of education, business and Jain pilgrimage places.

Shrenik saw his father Kasturbhai Lalbhai start all the current companies of Lalbhai Group – Arvind, Atul, and Anil Starch while the former carried the baton along with other Lalbhai family members. Offering his condolence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only tweeted from his personal Twitter account stating ‘Shri left a distinguished mark through his service to society. May his soul rest in peace. Offered condolences to his family’, but also spoke to his son Sanjay Lalbhai, CMD of on phone. A widower, had lost his wife Pannaben a few years ago. The couple is survived by son and his family, and daughter Kalpanaben (married).

Having graduated from MIT and Harvard University, Shrenik Lalbhai went on head Lalbhai Group’s textile business, apart from being actively associated with several education institutes. Shrenik Kasturbhai Lalbhai served as the Chairman of Deepak Nitrite Ltd. until 1998, apart from serving at Lalbhai Group companies for several years.

First Published: Thu, June 19 2014. 20:55 IST
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