Tycoon and Sarit Centre co-founder Sobhagayachand Vidhu Shah has passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86.
The sad news was confirmed by the company itself who said the late Sobhagayachand Vidhu Shah passed away on Tuesday morning.
The tycoon who is also the founder of Text Book Centre was remembered by the centre for his contribution to make it the company that it is today.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned the late businessman as Kenya’s finest and visionary whose contribution greatly contributed to the growth of the economy.
“Mzee Bachubhai was a true patriot and a nationalist who created job opportunities for many Kenyans through his entrepreneurial exploits. He strongly and truly believed, and lived the Kenyan dream of hardwork, determination and success.
His entrepreneurial spirit saw him establish Sarit Centre, Kenya’s first shopping mall in the 1980s when nobody else thought about it. He did not stop at that but moved on to establish several other successful businesses including Text Book Centre which has continued to quench Kenyans thirsty for knowledge.” Said President Uhuru.
Other than business, the late tycoon also contributed to the establishment of a cancer centre in the country and a school in Murang’a which have thrived under his care.
“As a country, we will always be grateful for Mr. Shah’s generous contributions in the education and health sectors. Using his own resources, he set up a school in Murang’a County, which has continued to be a centre of excellence.
We also appreciate his support in tackling cancer through Cancer Care Kenya, where he was the main benefactor.” Said President Uhuru Kenyatta