With a business domain that extends from Antwerp to Hong Kong, from mines to brands and from impeccable gemstones to breathtaking jewellery, few names measure up to the Kotharis of the KGK Group. Having made great strides under Navrattan Kothari, the house continues on its upward growth trajectory under his sons, especially Sanjay Kothari, who is spearheading the group’s expansion globally.
A woman of many talents, Priti Rathi Gupta is an award-winning business leader, the founder of a film company and a film producer as well. Passionate about the cause of financial freedom for women, she epitomises the modern-day woman and women’s empowerment and remains strongly rooted to her family.
Once an indispensable part of the Marwari community, the joint family structure not only served as a binding force that promoted unity and division of labour, but also as a formidable set-up that worked towards common goals and objectives, contributing greatly to the overall success of Marwaris as a business community. The joint family concept has, however, lost some ground over the decades, and today nuclear families are not uncommon. Is this change likely to adversely affect Marwaris as a business community? MARWAR finds out from eminent members of the community.