Credited for launching the first edition of DFU Publications in 1989, Surendra Tulsidas Savai, President, Mumbai Textiles Merchants Mahajan, passed away on September 15, 2020. He was 81 years old. Savai was the Emirates Chairman of Mumbai Textiles Merchant & Federation of Association, Maharashtra (FAM). He remained the President of Mumbai Textile Mechants Mahajan for 30 years. He was also the Chairman, Joint Action Committee of Textile Traders Association, Director, New Piecegoods Bazar Co and Kalupur Commercial Cooperative Bank, and Trustee, Mumbai Port Trust.
Savai was also the trustee of Godiji Jain Temple Trust, Pydhonie- Mumbai as well as Motisha Jain Charitable Trust, Byculla-Mumbai. He was trustee of Mangrol & Chorwad Jain Temple Trust and Shrimad Buddhisagar Murtipujak Gurukul Jain Swetambar Sangh.
He is survived by his son Ajay, daughter-in-law Sonal, and daughters Smita and Jalpa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no prayer meeting has been organized but a Zoom meeting has been arranged.