He is Indian diamantaire and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd and one of the barons of the Indian diamond Industry. He has been guiding Dharmanandan Diamonds for over three & a half decades now & has grown the very company to emerge as one of the largest and globally renowned diamond manufacturers. In 2015, he was awarded with lifetime achievement award for his contribution & success in the industry of luxury goods
After moving to the city of Surat from his hometown, Ugamedi Laljibhai Patel initially began his career as a trader in diamonds & soon gathered thorough knowledge of industry. Later, in 1985, along with Tulsibhai Goti, his childhood friend, Laljibhai founded a small diamond manufacturing unit named Shreeji Gems. The company grew & in 1993, it was registered as a partnership firm and renamed to Dharmanandan Diamonds. Under Laljibhai’s leadership, the business continued to grow and later after 14 years, on August 31, 2007, it was formally incorporated as Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. The company is DeeBeers sightholder and manufacture polished diamonds in all shapes & sizes.