Pune, India (PressExposure) August 28, 2014 -- The powerhouse behind the 182 year old legacy of P. N. Gadgil Jewellers Pvt Ltd, Late ShriAnant Ganesh Gadgil aka Dajikaka Gadgil is honored with a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the retail sector at the 10th Retail Jeweller Awards 2014, this is the very first time that the Retail Jeweller India has given away an award posthumously.
A heartwarming speech by Mr. Vinod Hayagriv, Director, C. Krishna Chetty and ex-chairman GJF, was followed by the award received by Mr. Saurabh Gadgil, Managing Director, P. N. Gadgil Jewellers and Smt Vaishali Gadgil, Mr&Mrs Parag Gadgil, Executive Director on behalf of Shri Dajikaka Gadgil by Mr. Nirav Bhansali, Convener exhibitions sub-committee national, GJEPC. The event also saw Bollywood celebrities like, Neha Dhupia, Gul Panag, Amrita Rao, Liza Ray, Tara Sharma and many globally renowned personalities.
A pioneer and the stalwart business man of Maharashtra in the retail jewellery sector, Shri Dajikaka was born in Sangli on the 11th Sept 1915. Known for his relentless efforts and dedication to his ancestral business, initiated by his great great grandfather Shri Ganesh Narayan Gadgil in the year 1832, Shri Dajikaka was looked upon as a father figure within the jewellery association. Since 1935, Shri Dajikaka has been zealously looking into the firm's establishment and expansion of the family business. Even at the age of 99 he made it a point to visit at least one of the P. N. Gadgil Jewellers PvtLtd's branches as a routine. The relevance of his presence was such that people often mistake P. N. Gadgil to be his own name. To take his legacy forward P. N. Gadgil Jewellers Pvt Ltd is planning to expand its operations by opening 3 to 4 new stores this year not only in Maharashtra but also in neighboring states of Goa and Karnataka.
In spite of being at the forefront on every decision making stage for the business Shri Dajikaka Gadgil was also involved in various social activities. His contributions to several social communities and the jewellery sector are still talked about and followed by many. Setting a benchmark for generations to come, Shri Dajikaka Gadgil will always be remembered and honored for his work. To commemorate his 100th birth anniversary on 11th September 2014, P. N. Gadgil Jewellers Pvt Ltd will felicitate the contributors to the society by giving away the "Think Pure Awards" to honor and take his work forward.
"Shri Dajikaka Gadgil was not only my grandfather but also my mentor. I take immense pride that his teachings are followed and honored by many to this day and would like to thank Retail Jeweller India for honoring him with a Lifetime Achievement Award" says Mr. Saurabh Gadgil, Managing Director, P. N. GadgilJewellersPvt Ltd.