Govind Kakadia, son of a farmer is one of the rarest examples of self-made and successful diamond traders. A school-drop-out boy from Patan (Kathiawad) at the tender age of 10, Mr. Kakadia went to Bhavnagar to learn diamond business and worked there for 14 hours a day.
At the age of 18, he established his own cutting and polishing factory in 1975 at Bhavnagar. After that, it was no looking-back for Mr. Kakadia. He then came to Mumbai and established Sheetal Manufacturing Co. in 1984. Today, the Sheetal Group has one of the most advanced manufacturing set-ups in Mumbai and Surat. Spread over 310,000 sq. ft. its work environment, production efficiency and quality has set the standard for the whole Group and has raised the bar among its peers. The group employs over 5000 of the most skilled and experienced craftspeople dedicated to the finest makes.
In 2004, Mr. Kakadia took a step towards entering the B2C segment with the launch of KIAH brand. Apart from his glittering success in diamond business, Mr. Kakadia is also connected with many social and charitable trusts and has also founded a big school in Bhavnagar.