A.M.Jain College.

About Our chief

About Our Chief Donar

 Founder

OUR FOUNDER – PADMA SHRI MOHANMULLJI CHORDIA
“SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION” – LEONARDO DA VINCI

Born on 26th August 1902 in the village NOKHA in Jodhpur District, Rajasthan. He was the son of late Shri SIREMULL - CHORDIA and brought up in a humble family. He did not have any formal education.

In the year 1917 he was married to Smt. NENI KAVUR BAI and the same year he came to Chennai and was adopted by SHRI. SOHANMULLJI CHORDIA of M/S. SAH AGURCHAND MANMULL. The firm Sah Agurchand Manmull was established in the year 1847.It was his desire to give good education to all the peoples and he along with few friends decided and founded SHRI SWETHAMBER STHANAKWASI JAIN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY in the year 1926 and was also instrumental in starting a school namely SHRI STHANAKWASI JAIN PATHSALA in Rajasthan.

In the year 1927 he started one Ayurvedic free Aushadhalaya at kuchera in Rajasthan and also another Ayurvedic free Auaushadhalaya at NOKHA, Rajasthan in 1940. He handed over the Ayurvedic Aushadhalaya which was started at kuchera to government of Jodhpur and also gave donation to run Aushadhalaya. Then the said Aushadhalaya was converted as an allopathic dispensary and was named after his adopted father which is called as SHRI SOMMMMANMULLJI CHORDIA CHARITABLE- GOVERNMENT DISPENSARY.

In the year 1947, for the completion of 100 years of his Firm SAH AGURCHAND MANMULL, he founded “ SHRI MOHANMULL CHORDIA CHARITABLE TRUST” by donating huge amount to this trust, and also subsequently he founded “ AGURCHAND MOHANMULL CHORDIA CHARITABLE TRUST”.

He was the president of SHRI S. S. JAIN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY for number of years, and had served in various capacities. He was also responsible for starting S.S.JAIN BORDING HOME and establishing SHRI A.G.JAIN HIGH SCHOOL in Chennai and also given handsome donation.

In the year 1952 he expressed his desire to establish a college in the city of Chennai and offered a handsome donation to SHRI S.S.JAIN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY and the same was accepted and in the same year SHRI AGURCHAND MANMULL JAIN COLLEGE was founded. He was also instrumental behind starting this college and making it into one of the foremost and premier educational institution in the city. His total contribution for the starting of this college had made him chief donor of the college.

He was the Life President of the Management Committee of this College. He was the President of the Reception Committee when the “ADHIVESAN OF ALL INDIA SWETHAMBER STHANAKWASI JAIN CONFERENCE “which has held in 1950 at Chennai.

In the year 1950, he was actively involved in formation of SHRI JAIN MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY, Chennai which is running 13 Dispensaries and Maternity Hospitals in Chennai. He also donated well to the society to start a Dispensary in the year 1953 namely “SOHANMULL CHORDIA DISPENSARY” Chennai.

He also donated a handsome amount for the construction of New Block of JAIN BHAVAN at NEW DELHI.

He also donated generously to Rajasthan Government for famine relief in Rajasthan particularly and also in other parts of the country in general.

He also donated a huge amount to Rajasthan government for introduction of water supply scheme in his native place at Kuchera.

He organized BOOK BANK PROJECT at BANGALORE 2 years where more than 500 students were benifited by giving them free books. Subsequently he handled over this project to RAJASTHAN- YOUTH ASSOCIATION, BANGALORE and upto now thousands of students were benefited.

He organized Eye Camps in Kuchera, his native place where 100 Eye operations were performed.

He was the founder president of “BHAGWAN MAHAVEER AHIMSA PRACHAR SANG” which had done exemplary services in the field of School Prayer.

He was the president of RESEARCH FOUNDATION for “JAINOLOGY”, and was instrumental in establishing department of Jainology in the UNIVERSITY OF CHENNAI.

In the year 1972 he was awarded PADMASHRI by the government of india for his yeoman services rendered to the cause of humanity at large and in particular educational and medical services rendered.

He had constructed a Hospital in memory of his wife Late “NENIKAVUR BAI MATERNITY AND CHILD WELFARE HOSPITAL” at KUCHERA, with all modern Amenities.

He had during his 82nd Birthday donated Rs.82,000/- for starting a Dharmasala and boarding facilities at his native place Kuchera.

He was the “SANCHAPATHI” of madras Jain sthanakwasi sangh and an undisputed leader of the entire Jain community.

He was running many Financial Institutions through which various Bus & Lorry Operators of Southern India got benefitted to expand their Transport Business. He, apart from the said finance companies has also started M/s. MEDOPHARM in the year of 1967, a leading Pharmaceutical Manufactures and Export business apart from their business which was trading in Pharmaceutical Business.

He was conferred FOR THE SAKE OF HONOUR award by the rotary club in the year 1982.

He was associated in various capacities in the innumerable Religious, Educational, Medical, Social and Animal welfare societies such as:

  • PRESIDENT of “SANATHANA DHARMA VIDYALAYA” CHENNAI, for more than 15 years.
  • PRESIDENT for more than 15 years of “SUGUNI BAI GIRLS SCHOOL” in CHENNAI.
  • PRESIDENT for more than 15 years of “VENKATESWARA AUSHADALAYA”
  • PRESIDENT for more than 20 years of “MAHAJAN COMMITTEE”, in CHENNAI.
  • PRESIDENT for more than 20 years of “HUMANITY LEAGUE” CHENNAI.
  • PRESIDENT of SHRI. S.S.JAIN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY, CHENNAI.
  • LIFE PRESIDENT of A.M.JAIN COLLEGE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.
  • PRESIDENT of JAIN MEDICAL RELIEDE SOCIETY, CHENNAI.
  • PRESIDENT OF MADRAS PINJRAPOLE
  • VICE PRESIDENT of INDIAN VEGETARIAN CONGRESS, CHENNAI.
  • PRESIDENT OF ALL INDIA SWETHAMBAR STHANKAWASI JAIN CONFERENCE, NEW DELHI.

He breathed his last in the year 1983; he is survived by 5 sons and 2 daughters.

He had donated his eyes. A list of his various high positions he has occupied may be tiringly long, but yet necessary to get an insight into his charitable personality.

To Honour him, the southern part of mint st., starting from Southern railway G.M’s office to Authiappa Naicken st., cutting, was named after him by the then late chief minister of Tamilnadu 
SHRI M.G.RAMACHANDRAN, for the meritorious services of late SHRI MOHANMULLJI CHORDIA and the same was published in Tamilnadu Gazette.