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Late Shri Hukamchand Sarawgi (s/o Late Mishrilal Sarawgi) was born on 16th April, 1935, and was the senior partner in one of the oldest & reputed business houses of Assam, M/s Chhaganmal Sarawgi & Sons, belonging to the erstwhile legendry S.R.C.B Group, pioneers in petroleum retail business since 1902 in the eastern part of the country.
He completed his graduation from Dibrugarh in 1957 and started leading the family business.
He was deeply involved in several state and national level social & religious institutions in various capacities, such as Kamrup Chamber of Commerce, Marwari Maternity Hospital, Guwahati & Purvottar Pradehiya Marwari Sammelan, Guwahati Gaushala, Shree Digamber Jain Panchayat-Guwahati (Life Trustee), Chandraprabha Digamber Jain Chaityala-Rehabari (Life Trustee), Akhil Bhartiya Digamber Jain Mahasabha, Shree Mahaveer Bhawan Trust (Life Trustee)
He held various leadership positions in the Shree Digamber Jain Panchayat, Guwahati where he was the Chairman at present. He has received many awards & accolades in recognition of his services.
He left for his heavenly abode on 24th February, 2020 at Guwahati and his departure has left a big void in the society.
LATE HUKAM CHAND SARAWGI: LIFE EXTRAORDINARY
Shri Hukam Chand Sarawgi (s/o late Mishrilal Sarawgi), a prominent businessman and renowned social worker of Guwahati passed away peacefully on 24th February, 2020 at his residence in Guwahati. He was a senior partner in M/s Chhaganmal Sarawgi & Sons (legendary S.R.C.B. Group, pioneers in petroleum business in the north-east since 1902).
Born at Sujangarh, Rajasthan in 1935, he did his schooling at Pilani in Rajasthan and graduated in commerce from Kanoi College, Dibrugarh (then under Gauhati University) in 1957. Having progressive thoughts and ideas, Shri Sarawgi was charismatic, soft spoken and non-controversial. Stylish yet simple, he was a man of impressive and endearing personality.
He joined his parental business organization M/s Saligram Rai Chunnilal Bahadur (SRCB) at Dibrugarh and later SRCB’s offshoot M/s Chhaganmal Sarawgi & Sons (CSS) at Guwahati. He developed and nurtured firms’ business association with internationally renowned petroleum companies Burmah Oil Company (BOC), Assam Oil Company (AOC), and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC- AOD Division). He was also instrumental in diversifying successfully into chemicals and fertilizers business. With a unique combination of discipline and democratic management style, late Sarawgi made significant contribution to the enduring growth and goodwill of both SRCB and CSS through his hard work, acumen and foresight.
He devoted more than 50 years of his life for the society and philanthropy, led by example, and made pioneering efforts in implementing innovative ideas, developing several organizations and institutions, inspiring masses to work collectively towards betterment of the society.
He was a pillar of Shri Digambar Jain Panchayat, Guwahati, where he devotedly served for over five decades as Executive Committee Member, Secretary, President, and then as the Chairman till his demise. He along with his family laid the foundation stone of Shree Digambar Jain Mahaveer Bhavan-Guwahati, where he was the Secretary and Life Trustee since inception.
He was deeply involved in setting up of Digambar Jain temples in several towns of Assam such as Dhubri, Bongaigaon, Tihu, Rangiya, Pandu, Dispur, Jagiroad, Bokakhat and Golaghat. As the Life Trustee of Shree Digambar Jain Panchayat (Guwahati) and Shree Chandraprabh Digambar Jain Chaityalaya Trust (Rehabari, Guwahati), he rendered valuable services.
He was also very active at all India level as Vice President- Central Committee and President- Lower Assam Unit of Digambar Jain Mahasabha. He worked tirelessly for Digambar Jain rights over Shri Sammed Shikharji, and was actively involved in restoration of the ancient Jain temples all over India.
Considering his path-breaking services over his lifetime and leadership qualities, various religious and social organizations from Guwahati and other parts of the country honoured him with several titles, awards and accolades, which included : Yuvak Ratna” in 1987, “Samaj Bhushan” in 1992, “Jaati Gaurav” in 2005, “Dharm Ratna” in 2006, “Shiromani Samaj Ratna”in 2007, “Parishad Param Ratna” in 2013, “Samaj Ratna” in 2016, and many more.
He also rendered valuable services to many other social and business organisations. He was a member of the Executive Committee, Kamrup Chamber of Commerce and Shri Gauhati Gaushala, and was actively associated with Purvottar Pradeshiya Marwari Sammelan and Marwari Maternity Hospital.
Shree Digambar Jain Panchayat, Guwahati organised a condolence meeting on 1st March, 2020 at Guwahati in remembrance of Late Shri Hukam Chand Sarawgi. Recalling his selfless contributions, Shri Mahaveer Jain, President of Shree Digambar Jain Panchayat, made the unprecedented announcement of naming the Prayer Hall of Shree Digambar Jain School, Guwahati in his memory. In this meeting, senior office bearers of over fifteen business, social and religious organizations and institutions from Guwahati and several other locations mourned his demise and paid glowing tributes to Shri Sarawgi for his exceptional services. The meeting was attended by a huge gathering of his admirers.
The passing away of Shri Hukam Chand Sarawgi has caused an irreparable loss to the society. He lived a happy and fulfilling life devoted to the upliftment of humanity and setting examples for generations to come. He is survived by his wife Smt. Ratan Devi Sarawgi, a pious and kind hearted social worker, and other family members.
Smt. Ratan Devi Sarawgi (Wife), Narendra Sarawgi (Son) and Manju Sarawgi (Daughter-in-law), Pradeep Sarawgi (Son) and Manju Devi Sarawgi (Daughter-in-law), Arun Kumar Sarawgi (Son) and Manju Lata Sarawgi (Daughter-in-law), Sangeeta Sethi (Daughter) and Binod Sethi (Son-in-law), Siddharth Sarawgi (Grand son) and Neha Sarawgi (Grand daughter-in-law), Prashant Sarawgi (Grand son) and Priyanka Sarawgi (Grand daughter-in-law), Akhil Sarawgi (Grand son) and Sugandha Sarawgi (Grand daughter-in-law), Nikhil Sarawgi (Grand son) and Vanpriya Sarawgi (Grand daughter-in-law), Nishant Sarawgi (Grand son) and Ravina Sarawgi (Grand daughter-in-law), Bharat Sarawgi (Grand son) and Antima Sarawgi (Grand daughter-in-law), Anurekha Bakliwal (Grand daughter) and Subir Bakliwal (Grand son-in-law), Priyanka Kala (Grand daughter) and Vinod Kala (Grand son-in-law), Trishla Khandelwal (Grand daughter) and Akshay Khandelwal (Grand son-in-law), Anantika Khandelwal (Grand daughter) and Nirbhik Khandelwal (Grand son-in-law), Saurav Sarawgi (Grand son), Sanaya Sarawgi (Great grand daughter), Samarth Sarawgi (Great grand son), Miraaya Sarawgi (Great grand daughter), Nivan Sarawgi (Great grand son), Kuhu Bakliwal (Great grand daughter), Khushi Bakliwal (Great grand daughter), Tara Devi Sethi (Sister), Bijay Kumar Sarawgi (Brother), Mahendra Kumar Sarawgi (Brother), Sohanlal Sarawgi (Brother), Basant Sarawgi (Brother), Pannalal Sarawgi (Brother), Padamchand Sarawgi (Brother), Makhan Lal Sarawgi (Brother), Ajit Kumar Sarawgi (Brother), Niranjan Sarawgi (Brother), Shailendra Sarawgi (Nephew), Sunil Sarawgi (Nephew), Pankaj Sarawgi (Nephew), Ashim Sarawgi (Nephew), entire Sarawgi (Pandya) Family, the whole Jain community, and thousands of friends, relatives, and well-wishers from all across India.
(FAMILY OF Shri HUKAMCHAND SARAWGI)
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