Premjibhai Vaghela celebrates 99th birthday

Tuesday 30th December 2014 15:35 EST

Tochi Sandhu, Director of Commercial Business Development at Envision Financial, wrote: “He is 99, but still looks good for his age and reminds us of his wonderful days in Dar-es-Salaam. He was a true sportsman, playing cricket, golfing at Gymkhana Club as well as a professional banker when he worked as Chief Manager at City Drive branch, the position with which I was blessed with after his retirement and met us at the Lodge and other social functions. His contribution to the business community along with his ever smiling approach is still afresh. We all celebrate his birthday and pray to Lord Parmatma to bless him with good health and happiness.”
Sushila Jashvant also had this to say about Premjibhai: “Congratulations and  99th Happy Birthday. You have been a Cricketer and so a "Century" in your birthdays would be right wish of ours. You have been my first Bank Manager since 1963 when I joined the business life. Well you have been my GURU in my life and turning  my family's fortunes  into "club of  millionare " in 1965. There was a saying in those days that if you fail in your exams in Azania school then Premjibhai will get you a job in the bank (if you are Washingtonwala). Your helpful nature has been remembered by the businessmen in Dar-es-Salaam and your comunity as well. Your role of a "Officer and a Gentleman" and all of us (friends) salute you for that.”

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