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Renowned social worker passes away

By EMN Updated: Jul 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Shantilal Chhabra

Dimapur, July 12 (EMN): Renowned social worker belonging to one of the oldest families from Jain community settled in Dimapur, Shantilal Chhabra, passed away on July 11. He was 82 and left behind his wife Sulochana Devi, two sons, three daughters and 11 grandchildren.

Chhabra had served the Dimapur Jain Samaj as its president as well as secretary for 12 years besides being an executive member for more than four decades. He also served as the president of Rotary Club of Dimapur; secretary of Nagaland Small Scale Industries Association; member of Growth Centre (SISI) Nagaland; advisor of Small Scale industries, New Delhi; advisor to Post and Telegraph, Dimapur; member of executive board of State Bank of India, Dimapur; trustee and president of All India Digambar Jain Mahasabha, Dimapur; and trustee of Sohan Tara Sablawat Foundation; secretary of Veer Vikas Mandal; general secretary of Purvottar Akhil Bharatiya Syadwad Shikshan Parishad, Sonagiri; president of Kirara Digambar Jain Samaj; and chief patron of Jain Gazette etc.

Born on November 18, 1938, Chhabra and his father Nandlal migrated from Rajasthan in 1880s and permanently settled in Kohima. His father established his business firm “Sadaram Todarmal” about 137 years ago. He obtained land patta in Kohima during British Raj.

In an update, Ajay Sethi stated that the Digamber Jain temple at Kezekie point in Kohima is a reminder of centenary celebrations of Jainism in Nagaland. However, during the World War-II in the year 1944, his family shifted to Dimapur and settled permanently.

Meanwhile, the SD Jain Samaj and Marwari Samaj have mourned the demise of Shantilal Jain. The Samaj president Om Prakash Sethi has conveyed condolence to the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty God to grant them strength in their hour of sorrow.

By EMN Updated: Jul 12, 2020 8:01:00 pm