Former sheriff of Mumbai Nana Chudasama passed away on Sunday morning here after a brief illness. He was 86.
Giants International, which is recognised for contributions in family welfare initiatives, disaster management efforts and environment conservation projects among others, has 500 branches across the world.
As the news of his demise spread, tributes poured in for Chudasama. “In his demise, the city of Mumbai has lost a ‘conscience keeper’,” said Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao. “His contribution to Mumbai’s socio-economic and cultural life was of a high order….As a founder of the service organisation Giants International he rendered social services in many areas.”
In 2005, the former two-term sheriff was conferred the Padma Shri for his work in the social sector.
Author Shobha De, who is known to be close to Chudasama’s family, summed it up. “He represented the spirit of Mumbai, which is secular and liberal in true sense.”
After the Zaveri Bazaar bomb blasts in 2003, the state constituted a committee under his chairmanship for the relief and rehabilitation of families of the survivors. He was also actively involved with the Indo-American Society and the Western India Automobile Association.
Source – IE