Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tale of Mr. Zavere Poonawala & Ganga Datt

Mr. Zavere Poonawala, a well-known Parsee industrialist in Pune had a driver named Ganga Datt with him for 30 years driving his limousine, which was originally owned by Acharya Rajneesh.

 Mr. Poonawala was in Mumbai for some important work recently, while in Pune Ganga Datt passed away.

As soon as the news reached Mr. Poonawala, he cancelled all his meetings, requested the deceased's family to await him for the cremation , he reached Pune .

He got the limo decorated and requested Ganga Datt's family to allow Ganga Datt to be taken in the Limo that he had driven wherein  Mr. Poonawala himself drove Ganga Datt on his last journey.
He said ...
Everybody earns money which is nothing unusual in that, but we should always be grateful to those people who contribute to our success. This is the belief, we have been brought up with, which made me do, what I did”.

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.


  1. thanks for sharing. truly moving and inspiring

  2. Such stories should be told many times over. So humbling

  3. i want his number to write in kannada news paper. can i get from any one please.
    regards. dr. anupamaa

  4. My Heartly wishes for Mr. Zevere Poonawala, Wishes him healthy, Happy, & Long Life.

  5. The touch of Humanity becomes more sensitive with humbleness...Hats off to Sir...

  6. My dear the only Poonawala is Cyrus Poonawala of Poonawala group, who is this zavere character? I am from PUNE by the way, the story seems inaccurate

  7. The best example of Humility... this story should be told many times over... Our country needs this..

  8. Best example of Humanity...May God Bless u Mr. Poonawala

  9. God Bless Shri Poonawala n His Family.