Mahendrabhai “Madhu” Mehta - A pioneering and powerful personality - Mahendrabhai “Madhu” Mehta of Jayam NV who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Antwerp recently was one of the pioneers of the Indian diamond community in Antwerp

Palanpuri diamantaires were noted businessmen in Burma nearly 100 years ago - Two Palanpuri diamantaires, Surajmal Lallubhai and Amulakh Khubchand were well established gem and jewellery traders in Burma over a century ago

Hirani Mata Sthanak Sankul to be inaugurated at Palanpur in early 2010 - The Hirani Mata Sthanak Sankul, a tribute to Hirani Mata created by the Hirani Mata Sthanak Trust will be inaugurated at Palanpur on February 12, 2010.

Swar Gunjan – A programme of wedding songs - A Swar Gunjan function was organized by the Palanpur Samaj Kendra Women’s Forum at Swati N. Mehta’s residence

Model of proposed Shree Pallaviyaji Parshwanath Jain Temple Complex at Palanpur on display in Mumbai - A model of the magnificent new temple complex planned for Shree Pallaviyaji Parshwanath Bhagwan Temple Complex in Palanpur is on display at Aradhana Hall, Dariya Mahal, Nepeansea Road, Mumbai.

Three Palanpuris on new Board of Dubai Diamond Exchange - Three Palanpuri diamantaires – Dilip Mehta of Rosy Blue NV, Pankaj Mehta of Dimexon Eurostar and Mahendra Parikh of Diarough NV – have been appointed on the new Board of Directors of the Dubai Diamond Exchange

Chennai Association conducts General Medical Camps - Shree Banaskantha Palanpur Jain Association, Chennai has conducted a series of health and education camps during September 2009

Shripal Desai presents paper at International Conference on ‘Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy’ - Shripal K. Desai presented a paper on “Radiation Induced Colour Enhancement of Diamonds” at The International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy - 2009 held at Vigyan Bhavan

Manjulaben Rasiklalbhai Jhaveri passed away in Mumbai on 31 Oct 2009

Manjulaben Kanaiyalal Parikh (age 82) passed away in Mumbai on 29 Oct 2009

Neelamben Bipinbhai Parikh (age 71) passed away in Mumbai on 26 Oct 2009

Taraben Ratilalbhai Mehta (age 93) passed away in Surat on 18 Oct 2009

Mahendra Mafatbhai Mehta (Madhubhai, age 68) passed away in Antwerp on 16 Oct 2009

Miten Vijaybhai Mehta (age 53) passed away in Mumbai on 14 Oct 2009

Bhupendra Shantilal Shah (age 64) passed away in South Africa. on 5 Oct 2009

Manjulaben Babulal Gandhi (age 68) passed away in Mumbai on 4 Oct 2009

Rasiklal Bhogilal Baxi passed away in Surat on 4 Oct 2009

A tall pillar constructed near the railway station in 1918 by Nawab Shri Taley Mohammed Khan to commemorate the gallantry of Shri Sher Mohammed Khan. It lists all the rulers of Jhalore and Palanpur. Named after Nawab Taley Mohammed Khan was the summer palace of the Nawabs, that was subsequently bought by Shri Amritlal Raichand Mehta, and later donated the Vidyamandir Trust. It will soon be converted into a permanent museum on Palanpur. Tower House (or Chandra Bhuvan) was built in 1933 by Shri Chandulal Raichand Mehta. Donated by wife to Vidyamandir Trust it houses the Balmandir classes.
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