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1. Hi, I must congratulate you personally for this initiative. Nice to visit this site and feel the pulse of Jiagung. I am Prabir Dugar, son of Late Shri Benoy Chandji Dugar from the family of Hira Chandji Dugar, renowned Artist. My Babaji was Late Shri Indra Dugar. I am married to Suchita, d/o Shri Sajan Singhji Nahar. My sister in law Rita Parson married to Dr Narendra Parson is residing at LA. We live in Mumbai and my youngest Sister in law is also at Thane, Mumbai.
we have three daughters Tulika (married to Siddharth Bothra, Director Finance with T Mobile, of Gauhati with a son Rahul age 8 and daughter Rymah age 8 months)settled at Seatlle. Aloka/Sarika (married to Nilesh Parson working as a Principal with Microsoft and with a son Aatish age 8). The youngest Preetika is married to Comander Rohit Dalaya (Pilot with Air India). I am excited to be in touch with our Shaharwalis and keep the rich culture and finesse alive.
2. Hi Jyoti Bhai,
great to see this site blog here.You have been spear heading the documentation of this Jain clan from West Bengal very nicely.
I wish to add here the details of whatever I know.
Bhandia family in Kolkata is a well known Johri Saath group who have been renowned for their Jewellery and Gem Stone business.
My Grandfather Late Sri Puran Chandji Bhandia ( Johri ) Married as his second wife Smt. Suhag Sundari from the Kothari Family of Guahati who belonged to the Jiyaganj Azimganj Clan of Jains. I am the last grandson of her last son Late Shri.Kiron Singhji Bhandia residing in in Tamil Nadu associated in Jewellery and Textile Business. My Elder Brother Naresh Bhandia lives in Bangalore associated in manufacturing of PP Woven Sacs required in the cement industry. I will be glad to know more and even contribute to the efforts you are taking. Please feel free to get in touch. I have a Family histry Tree for our family contributing data of 13 generations. I will be happy to put in inputs in it if you have any.
thanks and regards
Dinesh Kumar Bhandia
3. Wow! This is awesome. I am settled in the USA, Tulika Dugar daughter of Pravir Dugar/Suchita Dugar and grand daughter of Late Shri Benoy Dugar and Suhag Dugar. This is a pleasure to connect with people from our heritage. Brings back some fresh memories even though long long time ago. My husband Siddharth and I are trying our best to keep our sheherwali culture alive by talking in the Azimganj-Jiaganj dialect. We love it and our children also love it.
This is awesome. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing back from you and so happy we can do this.
Thank you once again!
Jyoti Kothari (N.B. Jyoti Kothari is proprietor of Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur, representing Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is a Non-resident Azimganjite.)