Gandhi College has an excellent library; it is named after
Shri Bhagirathmal and Shrimati Narbadabai Jiwrajka,
whose children have made
generous contributions to build and support the library.
The library was inaugurated
on 28 December, 2004 by Mr. Santosh Jiwrajka and Mrs. Kiran Jiwrajka.
Shri Bhagirathmal Jiwrajka and Shrimati Narbadabai Jiwrajka
Bhagirathmal Jiwrajka was born on November 14, 1925 in Nawalgargh,
Rajasthan. He got married at sixteen and moved to Mumbai. Initially
he worked in accounting in a Textile Company, but by 1960 he became
an independent businessman focusing on Yarn brokerage. He was
a compassionate man and enjoyed entertaining his friends. He was
a deeply religious man and and used to go to the annual Ranisathiji
mela in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan every year. He made generous donations
for uplifting his village. He died of Alzheimer on September 17,
Shrimati Narbadabai Jiwrajka was born on May 1927 in a
town called Sujjangargh in Bihar. Later her family moved to Baggard
in Rajasthan. She was married at 14 and came to Mumbai after marriage.
She currently lives with her youngest son Surendra at Worli, Mumbai.
She loves to travel in India and abroad.
Shri and Shrimati Jiwrajka have three daughters (Sumitra
Nanagalia, Manju Chirawawala and Aruna Kanodia) who live in Mumbai,
and five sons (Santosh, Ashok, Vinod, Dilip and Surendra). Santosh
lives in New Jersey, USA; Vinod is a physician who lives in California,
USA; and Ashok, Dilip and Surendra are in business and live in
and Kiran Jiwrajka, Nikhil and Neha
Santosh Jiwrajka is vice-president for Quality Assurance for Consumer
& Personal Products Worldwide in Johnson & Johnson. He
was born on March 28, 1949 in Mumbai, India. He received a B.Sc.
(1968) from University of Bombay, BS (Chemical Engineering) from
Michigan Technology University, USA (1971) and MS (Management)
from Polytechnical University of New York (1974).
Mrs. Kiran Jiwarjka was born in Varanasi, and later moved
to Kolkatta. She passed her B.Sc. from Banaras Hindu University
in 1975. She has three brothers (Vijay, Sushil and Sajjan Agarwal)
and two sisters (Munni Bajaj and Neelu Jhunjhunwala).
Santosh and Kiran were married on March 11, 1978 in Kolkatta.
They have two lovely children: Neha (born 7 July, 1983), who is
currently studying at the Northwestern University, USA for a bachelor's
degree in Business, and Musical Theater, and Nikhil ( born 23
August, 1987) who is in his final year of high school. Santosh
and Kiran love walking, traveling, music, and entertaining friends.
Students at work inside the library.
The library under contsruction (November 2004)
The sign above the entrance to the library