Industrialist Kedia passes away

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 1:

Shanker Lal Kedia, a prominent industrialist and social worker, died today at the age of 68.

He was undergoing ordinary cardiac surgery in Mumbai, India. Kedia has a contribution in establishing over 20 dairy, sugar, vanaspati ghee and oil, cement, carpet, corrugate sheets and furniture industries with modern sophisticated technology.

He also pioneered in establishing DAV Kedia Schools with modernised education system featuring Aryan culture. DAV Schools are among the best schools in Nepal. He has been also actively involved in establishing Brij Lal Kedia Hindu University in Birgunj for the last five years. Kedia was active in promotion and preservation of Hindu religion and also a founder member of the World Hindu Federation. He was also the chairman of National Marwadi Council, Nepal for 2058-2060 term. He has also authored more than a dozen books on religion, social service and literature. Kedia has founded Koutilya, a vernacular business weekly.

His body will be brought to Birgunj from Mumbai tomorrow and the last ritual has been scheduled for Monday at Pashupati. He is survived by wife — Indumati Kedia, two sons, three daughters and grand children.