The Godrej family was out in full strength on Sunday morning at a function to name a road after the founder of the Godrej empire, Naoroji Pirojsha Godrej, at Napean Sea Road. The road leading to Godrej Baug from the Jain Social Group Chowk was named after N P Godrej at an event organized by the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP). The proposal for naming the road mooted by residents of Godrej Baug was approved by the BMC on December 23.
Naoroji’s son, Jamshyd Godrej, who is chairman of Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd., was the chief guest. The founder’s nephews, Adi and Nadir Godrej along with Naoroji’s daughter Smita Godrej Crishna were guests of honour. Adi Godrej, chairman of the Godrej Group, described the founder as a great entrepreneur who built the Godrej Group on solid grounds.
Jamshyd Godrej said that his father was a great philanthropist too. BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta said that the founder was not in good health after he was stabbed during a union strike in 1979. "The BMC also agreed to honor the founder of Godrej after his remarkable contribution to the country and society," Mehta said. CorporatorYogita Anil Singh said, "The proposal to name the road was mooted in September last year."