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26 Dec 2008
Kanubhai C. Jhaveri, Trade Association Veteran and Community Activist, Passes Away

Kanubhai with DTC delegation
at a BDMA-DTC meet

Kanubhai Chunibhai Jhaveri, a leading member of various diamond industry associations and Palanpuri community organizations, passed away in Mumbai on December 23, 2008. He was a widely respected figure among the diamond community, and his death was mourned by all. 

Kanubhai was born on October 20, 2008 at Palanpur and joined the diamond business at the age of 19 through his proprietorship firm, M/s. Kanubhai Chunilal Jhaveri. 

Over the years he served the industry in various capacities, and was an active member of the Working Committee of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), as well as Convener of its Administration & Finance Committee and Awards Committee, the latter for nearly 15 years, and member of Promotion and Development Committee, and Banking, Taxation & Insurance Committee. 

Kanubhai welcoming P Chidambaram
to a GJEPC event

For promoting the Indian diamond industry, Kanubhai also travelled extensively, representing the trade at the World Diamond Congress in Antwerp, and as a part of delegations to USA, Venezuela, Canada, Italy, Portugal, France and West Germany

Kanubhai was also one of the founder members of the Diamond Exporters’ Association Limited (DEAL) and the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), and served as the Honorary Secretary of DEAL and the Mumbai Diamond Merchants’ Association (MDMA). 

In recognition of his contribution to the industry, Kanubhai was twice conferred awards in 1978 and 1988 by GJEPC, and was honoured by the MDMA during its centenary celebrations (link to News item) a few months ago. 

On the social front, Kanubhai was actively involved with Palanpur Samaj Kendra (PSK), and Lok Niketan, Ratanpur, among others. He received an award from the PSK in 2004 for his all round services. 

Kanubhai seen with Shivraj Patil

Positions held by Kanubhai during his long career. 

Bharat Diamond Bourse – Founder member and former Honorary Secretary and committee member. 

Diamond Exporters’ Association Ltd. – Founder member and Honorary Secretary and former committee member. 

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council – Former committee member and Convener of Awards Committee for about 15 years 

Mumbai Diamond Merchants’ Association – Former Honorary Secretary and committee member. 

Palanpur Samaj Kendra - Founder member and committee member since 1964. 



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