Gold rush

SAU­RABH GADGIL, 33, Busi­ness­man

India Today - - SIMPLY PUNE -

The fam­ily’s jew­ellery busi­ness hap­pened by chance for Sau­rabh Gadgil, who to­day is known for his varied ven­tures— from ed­u­ca­tion to restau­rants and jew­ellery. He ex­panded the 175-year-old jew­ellery brand P N Gagdil (PNG) to Nashik (2005) and Cal­i­for­nia (2008), cor­po­ra­tised its func­tion­ing, and for­ayed into ed­u­ca­tion and hos­pi­tal­ity with SVG World­wide. His me­dia school Seam­less Ed­u­ca­tion of­fers dig­i­tal film­mak­ing cour­ses while Post 91 is a pop­u­lar restau­rant in Kore­gaon Park.

HOME COM­ING Gadgil was study­ing at Sym­bio­sis In­sti­tute when his fam­ily faced prob­lems with an ex­porter. He stepped in to help clear pay­ments and never left there­after.

THE BUSI­NESS PLAN Gadgil opened the first PNG show­room in Cal­i­for­nia with a se­lec­tion of di­a­mond and gold jew­ellery cater­ing to Asian cus­tomers. In­no­va­tions like a chil­dren’s range of jew­els (hair bands, kurta but­tons), and a gold in­vest­ment plan soon fol­lowed. Gadgil then moved onto his next ven­tures—the set­ting up of Seam­less Ed­u­ca­tion in 2008 and open­ing his restau­rant, Post 91.

NEXT STEP To take PNG across the coun­try and to Lon­don, South East Asia, the US East Coast and ba­si­cally “wher­ever there are Asians”.

Con­tact: pn­gadg­iljew­ellers.com

sec­ond opinion

“He has given the jew­ellery in­dus­try in Pune a new life and made lo­cal, tra­di­tional busi­ness face com­pe­ti­tion from national brands”

VASTUPAL RANKA, JEW­ELLER

“In­dia’s love for gold stands for wealth, pros­per­ity and se­cu­rity and is deeply rooted in our cus­toms, which is a big as­set for us”

BHASKAR Paul/www.in­di­a­to­day­im­ages.com

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