The success of Parijat Enterprises goes back to the 1930s, when our enterprising founding fathers set up various ventures and thus established the foundation for our company. Today, the expertise of each team member helps carry forward the legacy and take the company to new heights.
1907 – 1973
Born on April 12, 1907 in the village of Maulasar in Rajasthan, Gajadhar Somani studied in Calcutta before going into business with his father, the late Hazarimal Somani, from whom he learnt the secret of successful business. In 1934, GD (as he was fondly known), moved from Calcutta to Bombay to establish his family’s maiden industrial venture, the Shree Niwas Cotton Mills Ltd.
G.D. Somani was a forceful spokesman for trade, commerce and industry. He was also an active Member of Parliament for two consecutive terms, served on several State and Central Government committees and was the first Indian chairman of the Mill-Owners’ Associations. He will always be remembered as a man with exceptional entrepreneurial skills, who reached out to his fellow human beings.
1920 – 1985
Born on November 1, 1920, Shreekrishna Somani was the son of late Hazarimal Somani and the youngest brother of the late G.D. Somani. After his education, he joined the family business, helping run the Shree Niwas Group of Industries. He was actively associated with the setting up and management of Shree Digvijay Cement Ltd.
S.K. had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and his management expertise helped establish several ventures ranging from the manufacture of cement, asbestos sheets and pipes, to setting up a printing press and plants for the manufacture of chemicals, paper and other industries. S.K was particularly involved with the construction industry and helped build many of Bombay’s landmarks. He will always be remembered for his human compassion and piety.
With over 70 years of experience in shipping, construction, manufacturing and finance, he is the chairman of United Shippers Limited.
The Managing Director of Claridge Moulded Fibres Ltd and a director on the board of Oricon Enterprises and Kopran Ltd, he has over 55 years of experience in Packaging, Media and Manufacturing.
He led Parijat Enterprises for over 50 years with his invaluable contribution in growing the Packaging & Real Estate business activities of Oricon Enterprises Ltd and Oriental Containers Ltd.
With over 40 years of diverse experience in Healthcare, Manufacturing and Finance, he is the Executive Vice Chairman of Kopran Ltd.
The Joint Managing Director of United Shippers Limited and a Director on the board of Oricon Enterprises Ltd., she has over 25 years of valuable experience in Finance, Insurance and Shipping.
Serving as a Director on the board of two of our Companies, United Shippers Ltd and Claridge Moulded Fibers Ltd., he has more than 30 years of experience in Packaging and Marketing.
A Director on the board of Oricon Enterprises Ltd and Kopran Laboratories Ltd., he has over 25 years of indispensable experience in the FMCG, Marketing and Real Estate sectors.
With more than 25 years of noteworthy experience in the Packaging and Manufacturing industries, he serves as a Director on the board of Claridge Moulded Fibers Ltd.
With over 15 years of valuable experience in Healthcare & Finance he serves as the Managing Director of Kopran Laboratories Ltd and as Director on board of Oricon Enterprises Ltd and Kopran Ltd.