Shree Ramniklal Modi passed away in Chandrapur on Feb 23, 2022, after recently having celebrated his 91st birthday a week ago. He was among the stalwarts felicitated in Visionaries — a compilation of achievements of the individuals who had helped shape the Indian optical industry to what it is today.
Speaking on Shree Ramniklal Modi’s demise, Mr.Siraj Bolar, Editor-in-Chief of VisionPlus Magazine said, “My most remembered occasion of spending some time with him was when I had interviewed him during the shaping up of my dream project of the time, ‘Visionaries’ Coffee Table Book, an account on the stalwarts who had contributed in the shaping up of the Indian Optical Industry. I still have the flashback of that meeting in his office in Kalbadevi, Mumbai.”
Having started his optical journey with Ganko, Ramniklal Modi started his own venture in 1968. He went on to build one of the most respected wholesale and retail businesses in Mumbai. He had been actively involved in the functioning of Alankar Opticians right till the end and was an inspiration for a whole generation.
Mr Dilip Kothari of Ganko shared a few words remembering the stalwart. “Ramnikbhai was my teacher and friend. I feel orphaned and at loss for words today. The Alankar family has been an extension of the Ganko family, which shares a huge history and legacy. It’s a huge personal loss for us and for the Indian optical industry. Our deepest condolences to the entire Alankar family and staff. May his soul rest in peace!”