Surat diamond tycoon gives 1,260 cars, 400 flats to employees as Diwali gifts

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Surat diamond tycoon gives 1,260 cars, 400 flats to employees as Diwali gifts

Surat/New Delhi: Savji Dholakia, a generous diamond tycoon in Gujarat, is once again giving away hundreds of cars and flats to his employees as a bonus for meeting company targets.

Dholakia, who runs a diamond export firm in Surat, announced his company will give 1,260 cars, 400 flats and pieces of jewellery to his employees ahead of Diwali, which falls on the weekend.


“Our aim is that each employee must have his own home and car in the next five years. So we have decided to gift cars, homes and jewellery to employees,” Dholakia, owner of the Hare Krishna Exports, said.

“We are arranging for houses for those who already own cars, while those who don’t have a four-wheeler will get one,” he said.

He said the rewards were in recognition of the outstanding performance and dedication shown by employees in the last five years.

The company will be spending an estimated Rs 500 million (Rs 50 crore) under the loyalty programme to reward an unknown number of staff from a total workforce of 5,500.

Most employees receive presents of some kind from their bosses during Diwali, the festival of lights, but they are usually boxes of Indian sweets.

But Dholakia has been making headlines by giving expensive gifts to his employees since 2012, when three employees received cars for their performance.

The generous boss gave 491 cars and 207 flats to his employees under a similar programme in 2014.

The company will exclude previous year’s beneficiaries from the new scheme.

Dholakia’s firm is one of the leading polishing companies in India’s diamond hub Surat and exports diamonds to some 75 countries.

The diamond merchant, who hails from Dudhala village in Amreli district in Saurashtra region, established and nurtured his business using a loan from his uncle.

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  1. Dear Praveena Pinto,
    What are you getting at Pilikula for Diwali? Some fresh ‘podi’ and ‘goli bhajji’ to celebrate Diwali?

    • And Rampa, your Yumreeki stenos have told me that your overseer on the range roasting a whole steer over a spit, for Diwali, JUST for you?

      Well, if anything remains, you could always whatsapp it to me. You know how. And I do know HOW to download it. 🙂

  2. What are you getting at Pilikula for Diwali? – Yumreeki RampaNNA

    Dearest RampaNNA,

    Believe it or not – at Pilikula this time, they are gonna serve us some ‘preshh steaku’ and 100 Pipers Wattice. Shall I pack some for you, BabaNNA? I could always send it you by Whatsapp attachment. All you have to do it plug in an USB to your microwave (Don’t tell me what it doesn’t have a USB port), set it for 1 min and download your steaku. Wait for 60 seconds and out comes your ‘beccha beccha steaku’ and beccha beccha gangasara.

    Daane panpar Rampannere?

    And, Happy Diwali too. 🙂

  3. I am sure his tax filing will be much lesser than what his actual business profit.

    After all this Gujju’s is one of the key sponsor of ‘Ab ki baar Modi sarkar’.

    Jai hind

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