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Famous People Of Bhadran

We should never forget the following remarkable people from our town that have contributed to its proud name!

 

Late Shree Dr. Jamnadas C. Patel                                                                       Humanitarian

 

  • Dr J.C.Patel who studied at Bombay University was an Honorary Physician at several hospitals.

  • He founded the Diabetics Unit in 1959 and the Haematology Department in 1965 at KEM Hospital.

  • He was a fellow founder of the National Academy of Medical Science in New Delhi in 1961 and a member of its Council from 1973 to 1976.

  • He held executive positions in the Association of Physician of India and was a Life Member of the Association of occupational Health, the Indian Society of Haematology, the Diabetic Association of India, Indian Medical Association and Bombay Haematology.

 

 

Late Shree Ramanbhai Becharbhai Patel                                                          Entrepreneur

 

  • Ramanbhai B.Patel graduated from L.M.College of Pharmacy and dedicated his life to research.

  • He created a small pharmaceutical company against many odds in Ahmedabad. The Company, Cadila Laboratories, eventually became very successful and is now the sixth largest pharmaceutical group. The Company is now operated by Ramanbhai B. Patel’s son Pankajbhai.

  • Ramanbhai was an active member of many organisations such as the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association, The Pharmacy Council of India and The Gujarat State Pharmacy Council.

  • He promoted pharmaceutical education throughout Gujarat by giving lectures at Universities.

  • He received many awards including the ‘Eminent Pharmacist’ Award and the Gujarat Businessman Award by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 

 

Late Shree Manibhai Fulabhai Patel                                                              Freedom Fighter

 

  • Born in 1910, he completed high school and moved on to graduate from Gujarat University.

  • With his heart filled with patriotism and spirit inspired by Mahatma Gandhiji’s Freedom Fighting Movement, he joined the famous ‘Dandikuch’ and then went on to protest against the British where his family went to jail several times in protest.

  • He received prestigious recognition ‘Swatantra Senani’ (Soldiers for Freedom) by Gujarat Government and by the Prime Minister of India.

  • He was involved in numerous honorary and voluntary activities in Bhadran Gujarat. Additionally, he held an honorary position in Cooperative Bank, ‘Mitra Mandal’ Hospital and was a trustee for Ranchod Raiji Temple.

  • He was also a founder of a Gymnasium.

 

 

Late Shree Chunibhai F. Patel                                                                             Philanthropist

  • Born: 21st November 1912. Died: 29th April 1984

  • For Chunibhai Fulabhai Patel simplicity and family values were practised intensively. He was the younger of the two sons and his family was always ready to help others.

  • He as a young man was patriotic and had a spirit to fight against the British and inspiration from Gandhiji’s movement made him join the ‘Dandikuch’ He dropped his studies and went to jail for protesting against the British.

  • When released from jail after the British settled with Gandhiji, he joined his father’s business of tobacco and Ghee.

  • His father’s small business started flourishing during the Second World War period and he started dealing in Tobacco and his clients included many famous names.

  • He donated locally in Bhadran, state-wide and beyond, in particularly Pragati Mandal of Bhadran is very familiar with his unpublished financial help.

 

Late Shree Shivabhai Ashabhai  Patel                                                              Visionary Man

  • Born 7th July 1899 in Dharmaj.

  • He has done primary education in Gujarat then attended St. Xavier College of Economics and Business in Bombay.

  • In 1920-21, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s movement he became a freedom fighter along with his whole family.

  • In 1921 he became Minister of Borsad Taluka and led the freedom fighting movement from the area. He and his family went to jail in this freedom movement.

  • After independence, for many years he worked as a ‘Sarpanch’ of Bhadran and did many activities to uplift the villages in the area.

  • Shri Shivabhai was the founder of many education establishments including public and private schools, gymnasium and an Arts and Science College in Bhadran. He was the President of ‘Pragati Mandal’ for several years.

 

Late Shree Ambubhai Hirabhai Patel                                                            Freedom Fighter

 

  • Born: 12th March 1919 in Karamsad, Died: 25th December 1977. 

  • At the age of 7 his fondness of Mahatma Gandhi started to show

  • By the age of 9 he was fully involved in the Movement for Freedom of India.

  • He wrote freedom slogans ("QUIT INDIA") on walls in Bhadran, which can still be seen today. For this he ended up in jail 3 times.

  • At the age of 23 he was sent to Africa where again he joined in a freedom movement called the Mau Mau Movement where he learnt to help the poor and needy people.

  • He once visited the Machacos and saw how native people were suffering without water and how they had to travel far to get it, so he decided to get donations from wealthy people in Nairobi and made wells in Machacos province.

  • He travelled back to Bhadran in 1969 and noticed the Bhadranwasi needed to know the history of Bhadran. He collected the information from the people of Bhadran and started Bhadran Serva Sangrah, a Patrika every month

 

 

Mr Rasikbhai Manibhai Patel & Mr Vinodbhai Dhayahbhai Patel                Humanitarian

 

Late Shri Ambalal Muljibhai Patel (Dada Bhagwan)                                   Spiritual Leader

  • Born: 8th November 1908 in Tarsadli       Died: 2nd January 1988

  • For more information please visit: http://www.dadabhagwan.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Shri Manubhai Ishwarbhai Patel                                                                       Education

  • Born: 18th March 1918, Died: 14th December 2002

  • An extremely educated man who completed primary and secondary education in Bhadran, then he completed his graduation B.Sc. with Chemistry at Pune.

  • After completing his education he went Kenya and there he joined “Meeghaji Pethraj and Company” as a chemist  He gained experience of administration and marketing too, then he joined Total Oil Company and built a total House.

  • Later on he started his own business under the name and style of “Antifrication Bearing Company” under Japanese collaboration. A branch was established in Bombay and Bharuch too.          

  • Remembering his past experiences and the benefits derived due to education, he generously donated funds for education purposes and helped and to establish the “English Medium School, in Bhadran”

  • For more information on the English Medium School in Bhadran please visit: http://mipbedbhadran.org/

 

Late Shree Dr. P C Patel                                                                                         Infrastructure

  • Had offered two precious rooms near the Model Cinema on Gandhi Road, free of charge for Chh Gam Patidar Mandal to use as there office from 1968 to 1971.

 

Late Shree Madhubhai C. Patel                                                                            Infrastructure

  • A past secretary of Chh Gam Patidar Mandal (1969) he offered a spacious underground room, free of charge for the running of the Mandal after 1971 for many years.  He was also a freedom fighter and a strict follower of Mahatma Gandhi; he wore a Khadi dress for the whole of his life, and donated for the wonder Davrajo Bhagol building on station road.  BBS UK became very fond of this building and adopted as our official logo.

 

Late Shree Lallubhai Shah                                                                                    Infrastructure

  • Built a beautiful clock tower in the centre of Bazaar, to this day it keep people aware of the time!

 

Late Shree Hirabhai Ashabhai Patel                                                                                 Health

  • Brother of Late Shree Shivabhai Ashabhai Patel

  • Donated for a small scale home industries for women and general dispensary

 

Late Shree Maganbhai Shakarbhai Patel                                                                        Health

  • Donated for a maternity home.

 

Late Shree Shivabhai Laloobhai Patel                                                                           Leisure

  • Donated for a shopping centre.

 

Late Shree Gagabhai Hirabhai Patel                                                                               Leisure

  • Donated for a rest house.

 

Late Shree Jetthabhai Narayanbhai Patel                                                         Infrastructure

  • Donated for Shambhooprasad Borarding House.

 

Late Shree Maganbhai Kashbhai Patel                                                                    Education

Late Shree Maganbhai Dalpatbhai Patel

Late Shree Maganbhai Wagajbhai Patel

  • Donated for a general library, library for kids and library for women respectably.

 

Late Shree Jethabhai  Patel                                                                                                Health

  • Donated for a gymnasium.

 

Late Shree Tulsibhai Nakorbhai Amin                                                                      Education

  • Donated for a children’s nursery and a girls and boys high school.

 

Late Shree Chunibhai Fulabhai Patel                                                                       Education

Late Shree Manibhai Fulabhai Patel

Late Shree Chatturbhai Kashbhai Patel

Late Shree Korbhai Motibhai Patel

  • Donated generously toward the Arts & Science Collage in 1964.

 

Late Shree Rambhai Ambalal Patel                                                                           Education

  • Donated 15 Lakhs Rupees towards the Commerce College in his name.

 

Shree Vasudevbhai Tulsibhai Patel                                   Bhadran Improvement Projects

  • Shri Vasudevbhai Patel is an esteemed meber of Bhadran and has given his total dedication in constructing and refurbishing various buildings and improving the general lifestyles, education, health & Leisure facilities for all Bhadranwasi.

  • Born in Bhadran in 1934, he did most of his pre education in the Town, he qualified as a civil construction engineer in 1959 and practiced in Uganda for many years and then came to London where in 1968 he became a chartered engineer.

  • He continues to show vision in designing construction and refurbishing Bhadran continually by using both his funds and with the help of many generous donors from around the world.  He is constantly raising awareness with the help of BBS UK and Bhadran Samaj of USA. (click here for more information on Shree Vasudevbhai Improvement Projects).

If you know of any more people of Bhadran that have achieved such great work then please contact us on website@bhadran.com providing full information and a photograph if you have one. 

 

 

BBS UK PAST AGM HOSTS: 

We are all extremely gratefully, honoured and proud of the following people who have donated generously and warm heartedly the full cost of our previous AGM’s.  They have provided us with a venue with food and drink for all Bhadranwasi families and married daughters and sisters with their families to meet and greet once year under one roof.

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE: 

1988

Mr Kanubhai Maganbhai Patel

 

1989

Mr C B Patel

  

1990

Mr Rambhai J. Patel

 

1991

Mr Kantibhai T. Patel

 

1992

Mr Rasikbhai P. Patel

 

1993

The family of Late Mr Natubhai Manibhai Patel and Late Mrs Lalitaben Natubhai Patel of Alkapuri, Nani Khadki, Bhadran (Copywell, Hammersmith) 

 

1996

Family members of Late Mr Ghanshyambhai Ambalal Patel & Late Mrs Vimaben

Ghanshyambhai  Patel (sons – Prafulbhai ,Mukeshbhai, Prakashbhai & Bharatbhai daughters – Rakshaben & Vatsalaben)

 

1998

Mr Jagdishbhai M. Patel 

 

2002

Mr Mayurbhai H. Patel

  

2004

Mr Dhirubhai Vallavbhai Patel

 

2005

Mr Raojibhai Manibhai Ishvarbhai Patel (jeeravad & Mrs Sushilaben R Patel of Uneek Forwarding Ltd

 

2006

Mr Hansrajbhai Dhanjibhai Patel – in memory of his late wife Mrs Snehlataben H Patel

 

2007

The family of Late Mr Natubhai Manibhai Patel and Late Mrs Lalitaben Natubhai Patel of Alkapuri, Nani Khadki, Bhadran (Copywell, Hammersmith)

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you have been or if you know anyone who has been a past host for any of the missing years then please contact us on website@bhadran.com

 

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