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Walchand Hirachand Doshi Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 22, 2018

Short Biography

Walchand Hirachand Doshi was born on 23-11-1882 in Solapur in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an Indian Businessperson, Industrialist, Philanthropist, Chairperson & Founder of Walchand Group.

Walchand Hirachand Doshi Complete Bio & Career

Walchand Hirachand Doshi was Walchand group's founder and an Indian industrialist.He attended Government High School in Solapur and then graduated from St. Xavier's College with a degree in Bachelor of Arts.He joined Deccan College(Pune) but left it to perceive the family business.
He was ambitious and visionary person right from his young days. He was extremely good at meeting deadlines, manpower management, and raising funds.He was the person establishing the first modern shipyard in India.He is also the one who established first car factory and an aircraft factory in the country.
He worked on sugar plantations, construction companies, sugar factories, engineering companies and many other.During early days of his life, he worked as a railway contractor in construction in partnership with Laxmanrao Balwant Phatak.The duo later formed Phatak-Walchand private limited.He was associated with  Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture and Indian National Shipowners' Association as a founder member.He was also President of Indian Merchants' Chamber president.
Walchand group of companies entered in the list of ten largest business organizations in the country after independence.He constructed a large studio titled' Walchand Studio' with the help of popular Bollywood director-producer V. Shantaram after coming back from his Hollywood visit.He was the man with dreams and who dared to make them true.He has his own legacy and after his death, his business is carried out by his brothers.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Walchand Hirachand Doshi died on 08-04-1953 in Solapur, Maharashtra, India at the age of 70.

DEATHDAY 8 April,1953 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Solapur, Maharashtra

Walchand Hirachand Doshi Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Hirachand Nemchand Doshi ( Cotton trader and money lender) and first wife of Hirachand, Raju in Gujarati Jain family. His father married Sakhubai after his mother's death. He has three stepbrothers Ratanchand, Gulabchand, and Lalchand.He married a Solapur banker's daughter Jiu Kilachand.The couple was blessed with a daughter Chatur, but after during Chatur's birth, Jiu died and he later had a second marriage with Kastur Mehta.The couple had two kids from the marriage one girl and one boy, but both died.He has his own legacy and after his death, his business is carried out by his brothers.

Life's Important Dates Of Walchand Hirachand Doshi

Walchand Hirachand Doshi Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Walchand Hirachand Doshi was 70 years 4 months & 15 days old age.