Ahmedabad: Legendary industrialist and philanthropist and the creator of the Brand Rasna, Shri Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta has passed away on 19th November 2022. He was 85 years old when he took the heavenly abode.
Shri Khambatta started India’s original startup by creating the world famous “Rasna” brand, which today also quenches the thirst of millions of Indians at an affordable price of hardly Rs. 1.00 that too with fruits, vitamins and nutrients.
Shri Khambatta was also the Chairman of Areez Khambatta Benevolent Trust and Rasna Foundation, The former Chairman of WAPIZ (World Alliance of Parsi Irani Zarthostis). He was the past President of Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat, Vice President of the Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India.
Shri Khambatta has contributed immensely to Indian industry, business and most importantly societal development through social service, as the Commandant of Ahmedabad Home Guards & Civil Defence for 20 years. Shri Khambatta’s efforts in Entrepreneurship Development societal services have been recognized with a lot of awards, to name a few: He was awarded the President of India’s Home Guard and Civil Defence Medal as well as the Paschimi Star, Samarseva and Sangram Medals. He was honoured with the National Citizen’s Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Commerce by the President of India, Honorable Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma. He was also awarded the Samman Patra by the Finance Ministry for his contribution to the National Exchequer as the highest tax payer of Gujarat. He was felicitated by the Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat and was chosen as the first ‘Outstanding Parsi of Ahmedabad’.
Also, through his industrious efforts, thousands of jobs are generated directly and indirectly across India and with his developing fruit-based products, millions of farmers have got better value for their crops across the country.
“Rasna is a true example of Make In India brand an is available in millions of homes in India and across 60 countries around the world and has always been a market leader in a segment dominated by MNCs” stated the media relese from Rasna Group.