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Mumbai CA renounces Rs 100-crore business to become Jain monk

Mokshesh Sheth, who managed his family’s business for two years after becoming a chartered accountant, gave up all the earthly possessions and aspirations to became a Jain monk at a ceremony held in Gandhinagar on Friday.

mumbai Updated: Apr 21, 2018 09:01 IST
After renouncing earthly possessions, Mokshesh Sheth will be called ‘Karunapremvijay Jee’.
After renouncing earthly possessions, Mokshesh Sheth will be called ‘Karunapremvijay Jee’. (Shutterstock/Representative image)

A 24-year-old chartered accountant belonging to an affluent Jain family from Mumbai on Friday embraced monkhood by renouncing his career and family business worth over Rs 100 crore.

Mokshesh Sheth, who managed his family’s business for two years after becoming a CA, gave up all the earthly possessions and aspirations to became a Jain monk at a ceremony held in Gandhinagar on Friday, his uncle Girish Sheth said.

From today, Mokshesh, the eldest son of Mumbai-based businessman Sandip Sheth, will be known as ‘Karunapremvijay Jee’, he said.

“Our family originally belongs to Deesa town of Banaskantha district (in Gujarat) and is now settled in Mumbai. We are into aluminium business and have a factory in Sangli. Mokshesh handled the operations for two years after becoming a CA in his first attempt,” said Girish Sheth.

“Mokshesh ran the business successfully and the turnover (at present) reached over Rs 100 crore,” he claimed.

On Thursday, 12-year-old Bhavya Shah, son of a millionaire diamond merchant in Surat also embraced monkhood.

Talking to reporters before becoming a Jain monk, Bhavya said he was happy to leave behind his luxurious life.