Dr. Keki Gharda: In Conversation with Shernaaz Engineer

Noted journalist Shernaaz Engineer recently interviewed Dr. Keki Gharda. A small snippet of the interview is below

In recent months, the papers have been buzzing with the news that Gharda Chemicals, the second-largest agro-chemical company in India (Rs. 950-crore turnover), is likely to be sold. Dr. Keki Gharda, Chairman and MD, a veteran chemical scientist, and his wife, Abaan, have planned a public trust to use sale proceeds for philanthropy and to promote industrial research. Here, Dr. Keki Gharda affords a profoundly personal glimpse into his life, times, mission and vision… in his own words.

I saw what attachment to money did…
I was born on September 25, 1929, of Kadmi Zoroastrian parents. My parents (father Hormusji Dinshawji Gharda and mother Ratanbai Gharda nee Madon) were both from Athornan families. I never became a navar, as I thought it a waste of important years of my life. I’m somewhat of an agnostic, but an honest man. Of course, one does not preclude the other!

Continue reading the entire interview on Shernaaz’s blog.

  • Parvezfarida

    please send me email id if mr. keki H. Gharda

  • Parvezfarida

    please send me email id if mr. keki H. Gharda

  • Kaushik Bhatt

    I also want Dr. Keki Gharda’s email id…I visited chiplun area with Dr Keki Gharda and impressed with his dedication towards community…I was working with his great company “Gujarat Insecicides Limited” in Ankleshwar. I was the first person to survey 13 villages for their NGO activities through Gharda Foundations with Dr. Sonya Mehata Patel near Ankleshwar and Bharan village. I also actively participated with their visionery projects like Mobile Dispensary, Mobile Library, School building, Water Irrigation projects…and Education improvement project with Prof. Pansare. I am happy to having and working under greatest person, young Dr. Keki Gharda.

    Wish him longlive.

    Kaushik Bhatt

  • Kaushik Bhatt

    I also want Dr. Keki Gharda’s email id…I visited chiplun area with Dr Keki Gharda and impressed with his dedication towards community…I was working with his great company “Gujarat Insecicides Limited” in Ankleshwar. I was the first person to survey 13 villages for their NGO activities through Gharda Foundations with Dr. Sonya Mehata Patel near Ankleshwar and Bharan village. I also actively participated with their visionery projects like Mobile Dispensary, Mobile Library, School building, Water Irrigation projects…and Education improvement project with Prof. Pansare. I am happy to having and working under greatest person, young Dr. Keki Gharda.

    Wish him longlive.

    Kaushik Bhatt