Delhi billionaire renounces wealth, becomes Jain monk

253ux5sdBhanwarlal Ragunath Doshi aka ‘plastics king’ has given up his multi-crore business empire to embrace a Jain monastic life at a ceremony in Ahmedabad.

Doshi became a monk under the discipleship of Jain Acharya, Shri Gunratna Surishwarji Maharaj. Doshi is the 108th disciple of the Maharaj and the 354th postulate to become a monk under him.

Father of two sons and a daughter, Doshi had been planning the move since 1982 but he could not convince his family until last year.

A number of dignitaries including Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani honoured Doshi at the event.