Piyush Kothari, one of the founders of the business that has grown into the Jewelex group today, was honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the recent 13th Annual Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 held in Mumbai on July 29, 2017. The award was presented by Rajesh Kalyanaraman of Kalyan Jewellers and Sanjay Kothari of Diatrends, and also a former Chairman, GJEPC.
Piyushbhai has imbibed his father’s generosity and compassion for social causes and has actively pursued various social initiatives individually as well as through Jewelex Foundation. For the past 15 years he and his family members have supported the Bhansali Trust in conducting over 40,000 cataract surgeries at camps in the rural areas of Bihar. Other social initiatives he is involved with are distribution of daily free breakfast to the relatives of patients at KEM Hospital, converting one of the factory premises at Ahmedabad into a diagnostic center for poor and needy patients, and construction of a school and hostel premises for 1,000 tribal students at Goraj near Baroda, through Munni Seva Ashram.
Even today at 75, Piyushbhai is still active and full of energy, being closely associated with the business in an advisory and mentorship role. He is an avid traveller, always ready to explore new destinations and a lover of music and ghazals.
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