One of the founder of the Sarvajanik Education Society.
He was born of a well-to-do Powered family in 1861.
Received English education in St.Xavier's High School and St. Xavier's college in Bombay.
B.A. ,M.A.,LL.B. ,Solcitor,J.P.
A Soliciter and well-wisher of the T.&.T.V.Sarvajanik High School.
Made a timely donation of Rs. 30,000 and the school was registere by the government as an aided instituton.
Born at Surat on 30th May,1879
Sheriff of Bombay,1920
Member, Indian Retrenchment Committee, 1922-23,
Received Knighthood, 1924
Member of the Legislative Assembly, representing Indian Merchants Chamber, Bombay 1923-30
Preseident, Gujarat Flood Relief Fund,1928-29
Known as "King of Cotton"
President, East India Cotton Association
President, Mumbai Electric Supply & Tramway Co.
President, Oriental Life Assurance Co. Ltd.
Secretary & Treasurer, Bombay Central Dukal Rahat Fund
Gave the use of his residence, Thakur Baug at Kelapith, Surat to the Hindu Charity Fund for a Hindu Maternity Home.
He has contributed generously towards the construction of about 111 buildings for Primary Schools in Surat District and extended that generous help to the Panch Mahals District for Primary School there.
Member of Rajya Sabha (1924-30)
Representative, Golmeji Parishad and United Parliamentary Committee (1932-33)
Awarded by British Govt....
'Sir', 'Kaisr - e - Hind', 'C.I.E.', 'M.B.E.', 'J.P.'
Sir K.P.College of Commerce, the institution f higher education in Commerce started by Sarvajanik Education Society in 1946, owed its existance to the generous donation of Rs. 1,00,225 by Sir Kikabhai Premchand.
In 1945 he had been greately impressed by the educational activities of the Society, made over to it 100 ordinary shares of the Fort Gloster Jute Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and 50 shares of Hukamchand Jute Mills Ltd. on the condition that the society should start a Commerce college within two years i.e, by June 1947, that the college named after him.
Joined in Satyagraha (1932)
Elected as Councellor (1936)
President, Bombay Legislative Council (1937-1947)
President,Jeevan Bharti Mandal
Vice President of the SES from 1960 to 1964.
President of the SES from 1964 to 1969.
He took great interest in the progress of the society and was ever ready to help the society in times of its needs. The society received handsome donations through him for the society's development and thereafter for the repairs of P.T.Sarvajanik College of Science.
He was a great scholar and a leading businessman.
He was associated with several commercial, social and educational organisations.
Known Advocate Former Hon. Justice,
Gujarat High Court Formar Vice Chancellor,
M.S.University, Baroda Member,
ParsiPanchayat Board (1934) President,
ParsiPanchayat Board (1950) Member,
Local Rotary Club (1945)
Passed Matrik examination ,1933
Passed B.A. with Mathematics,1937
Collector in Nasik, 1943
Collector of Bharuch District, 1948,Renovated lake named "Lalit Sagar" memorialble even today.
Collector of Vadodara, 1951, Honoured by Shri Fatehsinh Gayakwad.
Collector of Surat, 1954
Renovated lake named "Lalit Sagar" memorialble even today.
Student of T. & T. V. Sarvajanik High School, Sarvajanik Education Society, Surat
M.B.B.S. from University of Bombay (1940)
M.D. (Internal Medicine) from University of Bombay (1943)
D.T.M. & H. from London (1955)
Chairman, Executive & Managing Committee, Sarvajanik Education Society (1968-1979)
President, Sarvajanik Education Society
Fellow of Roayl Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, London
Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine, London
Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians, U.S.A. (1959)
Fellow of International College of Angiology, U.S.A.
Fellow of American College of Cardiology (1971) FIRST IN GUJARAT
Member of International Society of Internal Medicine, Bastle, Switzerland
Renown Consulting Physician, Surat (Since 1944)
Life Member of Cardiological Society of India
Vice-President of Cardiological Society of India (1958-60)
Vice-President of Western India Chapter (American College of Chest Physician, 1968)
1945-Enrolled as Advocate of Bombay High Court
1960-Enrolled advocate at Gujarat High Court
Appointed Assistant sessions Judge (1960)
Promoted as District and sessions Judge (1961)
Elevated to the High Court of Gujarat (1968-1977)
Elevated as the judge of the Supreme Court (1977-1985)
Chairman, Law Commission of India (1985 to 1988)
Report Prepared on Gram Nayalaya Act 2009 and accepted by the Government
Vice Chancellor, Brihad Gujarat Sanskrit Parishad
National Citizen Award, Government of India
Gujarat Ratna Award, Gujarat Vikas Sangh (1995)
Honoured with Ph.D. (2000) by Veer Narmad South Gujarat University for his outstanding contribution in the judiciary
Books Written & Published : 'Social Justice a Dialogue', 'Law and Social Justice', 'D.A.Desai A. Warrior Judge'
Described as Lone Socialist Justice in Gujarat High Court by Dr. Upendra Baxi
Freedom Fighter, tough Gandhian, Past Mayor of Surat, had providing service at political,social,teaching field.
Advocates the importance of I.T. in 21st centuary.
Member of Managing Committee of Sarvajanik Education Society,1958-1969
vise president of Sarvajanik Education Society, 1969-2000
Leadership to well known education institute likeVanita vishram,Jeevan Bharti Mandal, Chandagauri Gordhandas Sonawala Mahila Vidyalaya Mandal.
District Governor of Rotary club.
President of Laborious Sahakari Mandali.
Renowned Advocate of Surat
Served as a Chairman as well as President of Sarvajanik Education Society
President of Surat District Bar Association
President of Sarvajanik Dispensary, Surat
Vice President of Periubanu Hospital of TB
Founder Director, National Co-operative Bank, Surat
Vice President Grahak Suraksha Mandal, Surat
Prof. of English (MTB Arts Coll.) 1941-1973
Joined as Haed of English Dept. of English on request (South Gujarat University) 1973-1977
Eminent Scholar, Eloquent Professor
Horasious Reader, Popular as Mobile Encyclopedia
Born and brought up in educated family
Renowned Physician of Surat
Served Sarvajanik Education Society as a Chairman and President also
Oration award, Association of Physicians of Gujarat for 1993
Annual oration award, Bardoli Branch IMA
Special Award for Rajkot Branch IMA
Joined as a Professor of Chemistry, P. T. Sarvajanik College Science, Surat
From 1966, Served as a Principal, P. T. Sarvajanik College Science, Surat
Recognised Supervising Teacher for Ph.D. by Gujarat University & S.G.University
Served as a guide for 30 M.Phil and 55 Ph.D. students
293 Research Paper published in various journals
Life Member - Indian Chemical Society
Dean of Faculty of Science - S.G.U.
Member - Academic Council - Syndicate, Board of University
Convener - Syndicate Committees, SVR College of Engg. & Tech.
Convener - Government Medical College
Volunteer (Life Member) - Sarvajanik Education Society, Surat
Chairman - CZShah Trust
Trustee - Dayalji Kelavani Mandal
Secretary - SPAN Education Foundation, Udhana
Member - Executive & Managing Committees, Bardoli Kelavani Mandal
Member - Academic Committee of Mantra
Dr.K.G.Naik Gold Medal for research work
Awarded by U.G.C. for out standing retired teacher for M.Phil, Ph.D. students (June 1978)
Past Technical Adviser - Surat Textile Mill
High Desiganized , Rajkot Spinning Mill
Board of Director, Garden Silk Mill
Past President, The Gujarat Chembar
Founder Member, Surat Textile Market
Past Chairman, Mantra College
Board of Governer, Textile Management Institute of Coimbtur installed by Ministary of Textile
Past President, Vidya Mandir Society
Trustee, Udhna Academic Educataion
M.Com.,LL.B..M.Mus.,Dr. of Music
Sangeet Visharad, Sangeet Alankar- Sangeetacharya
Dtrector, The Surat Peoples Co-Operative Bank, Surat
Honorable Secretary, Sheth P.T.Surat General Hospital, Surat
Past Managing Director, The Surat Peoples Co-Operative Bank, Surat
Past Lecturer, Commerce and Banking, Sir K.P.College of Commerce.
Past Corporator, SMC
Past Chairman, Town Planning Committee, SMC
Past Member, Senet, Syndicate, VNSGU
Trustee, 1)Surat Cherity Fund Mumbai 2) Pranav Parijat Trust 3) Gokulendu Sewa Sansthan 4) Gandharav Maha Vidyalaya-Ahemedabad
B.Tech. (Textile), M.S. University ,Vadodra
Member, Bhartiya Jansangh, 1970
District secretary and member of state council in Sabarmati Central Jail, 1976
Board of directors, The Surat Peoples Co. Operative Bank,1979
Vice President, The Surat Peoples Co. Operative Bank 1995-2000
President, The Surat Peoples Co. Operative Bank 2000-2003
President, The surat Child welfare society and district after care association
Chairman, The Union Education Society.
member, Managing Committee C.G.S. Mahila Vidhyalaya Mandal
Professionally Engineer from M S University, Engaged in Foundry and Textile Industry.
Served as a Secretary of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Surat.
Actively participating as a Director, Surat People's Bank.
Trustee of Shri Surat Panjrapol, a Trust engaged in service of weak animals.
Served as a Vice President of Surat City Jimkhana, Surat
Trustee of Vaishnav Society
Joined M.T.B.Arts College, Surat in June 1955 as a Lecturer.
Vice Principal from 1970 to 1983 and Principal 1983 to 1991. Served M.T.B. Arts college for 36 years.
Rector of Boys and Girls Hostels 1961 to 1991.
NCC Officer 1957 to 1977 up to rank f Major.
Head of Psychology from 1960 and PG teacher in Psychology from 1960 and In charge PG centre of Psychology 1976 to 1991.
Invited to be a member on the Board of Volunters of Sarvajanik Education Society in 1960 and Chairman Board of volunters 1986 to 1991.
Member of Executive and Managing Committee Sarvajanik Education Society 1960 to 1991 and again from 2002 to 2009.
Member and Chairman of Board of Studies in Psychology 1968 to 1991.
Member of Academic council 1974,1982 and several other Bodies and Committees.
Member of Syndicate 1985 to 1991.
Associated with all universities in Gujarat and SNDT Universities Mumbai as a member Board of Studies Expert Member Selection Committees.
Invited as an Expert speaker for academic staff Colleges at S.P.University, Saurashtra University, Gujarat University.
Founder Member of Gujarat Psychology Association and its President in 1980 and 1990.
Connected with Indian Psychological Association.
Graduated from Sir P.T.Sarvajanik College of Science.
Received Chemical Engineering degree from Mishigan University, U.S.A.
Member- F.I.C.C.I. Exceutive Committee
Past President- The Gujarat Chembar of Vommerce and Industry, Surat
Involved in semiconductor, Plastic Processing, Vegetable Oil, Textile Industry ,Yarn Clothes and family business of Reliance Industries Yarn Product.
Served services in Surat Productivity Council, South Gujarat Institue of Engineers, Film Society of Surat and Rotary Club of Udhna.
Visited U.S.A. ,Penciliveniya with experts of Rotary International in 1982.
President - Chembar of Commerce 1989-90
Activated in adminstration of Experimental School, P.T.Science College, SPB English Medium College and developing of SFI institute like SCET and S.R.Luthra Institute of Management.