Late Shri Maganbhai Ranchhodbhai Patel
Late Shri Maganbhai Ranchhodbhai Patel, a leader in Co-operative Sector with recognition and reputation at state level, national and international level was an advisor to the Bank. He was awarded “Padmashree” by the Govt. of India, for his contribution in development of Co-operative Sector. He was a member of various state level committees, national level committees, including committees of Reserve Bank of India. He was also a Chairman / Director in many co-operative banks/organizations. He had indepth knowledge on Land Revenue. His contribution in modifying land revenue laws was appreciable. In the general interest of the farmers, he was able to bring positive amendments in the existing laws at that time.
He was an inspirational, supportive and guiding force for development of many co-operative Banks in Ahmedabad and in Gujarat. He was a great support to the new Co-operative Banks. He had arranged for experienced staff to the new banks, arranged for training of new staff. He helped the Banks in getting sub membership in clearing house. He guided the Director’s Board of Kalupur Bank in various matters including finalizing bye-laws and administration. His suggestions and recommendations were viewed with significant importance by the State Govt., Central Govt., and the Reserve Bank of India.
His contribution in developing and expanding the scope of co-operative sector was very much important and noteworthy. He initiated the idea of establishing many co-operative banks and inspired authorities of various reputed organizations of different business communities to start their own cooperative banks.
He was known as “Problem Solver” to many co-operative institutes. The Kalupur Bank had a privilege of his direct guidance and support in the initial developing stages, and he was on the Director’s board.
“WORSHIP THE WORK”
Dr. Dineshbhai Amin, a visionary leader has contributed significantly in the development and progress of the Bank.
Born in a farmer’s family in Baroda District Shri Dineshbhai became doctor with Master’s degree and started his practice. Right from childhood, he had drawn sketch of his life and set certain goals. Religious from birth, Shri Dineshbhai lived a transparent life. He always loved his work and every work was taken by him as “Gift of God”. He therefore not only succeeded wherever he worked but became a role model for others. He is intelligent, proficient, competent, capable and a man of moral values.
He said good bye to medical profession and started an industry. Quite a separate field, but with his hard work, values, and grace of Almighty, he became a reputed businessman in a short span. He is a strong follower of “Bhagwad Geeta”. He takes every work as worship. He had a goal in his life to serve the society and therefore he closed the business and started many social activities. Helping poor is his hobby.
He joined the Bank’s Directors team and became Managing Director, Vice-Chairman etc. with his insight in investment and treasury, he was able to bring huge profits to the Bank. The Bank’s profit progress showed remarkable achievements due to his contribution.
Though the Bank wanted him to continue, he left all his positions from Bank and other organizations with a goal to do some activities for soul. He is now studying “Bhagwad Geeta” deeply.
An example for everyone… “Know to Quit” and allow others to work.
“VISION TO DEVELOP”
Mr. Manubhai D. Patel, Dy Chief Officer, Urban Bank Division, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, joined Kalupur Bank as General Manager in February 1984, after 18 years of service in RBI.
Scholar by education, expert in Statistics, Maths and Economics, Mr Manubhai was M.Sc (Statistics) from M.S. University of Vadodara with 1st class. He has passed CAIIB exam also. He had joined RBI as an officer and by virtue of hard work, contribution in various committees and a nature of accepting responsibilities drove him to various promotions.
He had a vision for development. During his tenure as General Manager, the Bank achieved various milestones of progress.
- Got permission from RBI to accept NRI deposits from the year 1986-87.
- The Bank was accorded the status of “Scheduled Bank” form 01.09.1988.
- Vikram Co-op Bank Ltd of Ahmedabad, a weak Bank which was amalgamated with Kalupur Bank, with effect from 01.10.1991.
- The Bank was selected to get the status of Multi State Scheduled Co-op Bank in the year 1995.
- The bank got the permission of SEBI to act as “Bankers to the issue”.
- National Security Depository Ltd accorded approval to provide depository services to investors.
- Bank started computer division, to provide technology related services.
- He was able to open no. of branches.
- He was able to place the Bank on number one position amongst all urban co-operative banks in Gujarat.
- He had an expertise to work to Foreign Exchange and Govt. Securities.
- He had a vision to have Currency Chest. He had applied to the RBI for having Currency Chest and Foreign Exchange Dept. The Bank was given permission to establish both the depts. by RBI.
Late Shri Govindram Roopram Agrawal
A reputed businessman, in Kalupur Anaj Bazar, Mr Govindram Agrawal was a person to help the Kalupur Bank in initial stages. He was a partner of Dev Raj Manubhai & Co., a group of Durga Prasad Laxmichand. The bank had started functioning in Kalupur area. He was a person to support the then Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director in establishing our office on Ashram Road.
The present Head Office building’s land was purchased by the Bank at his contribution in settling the issue of land purchase. He had a vision for expansion, which helped the Bank in establishing it’s Head Office in prime business area of the city. He was also instrumental in solving many initial teething troubles. His contribution in collection of initial deposits and expanding share capital was noteworthy.
The bank shall ever remain obliged to him for his valuable suggestions in expansion.