Saurabh Gadgil

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Saurabh Gadgil
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Saurabh Gadgil in 2015
Chief Managing Director & Chairman of P N Gadgil Jewellers.
Vice President of India Bullion & Jewellers Association
In office
22 July 2015 – Incumbent
Personal details
Born (1977-05-09) 9 May 1977 (age 41)
Spouse(s)Radhika Gadgil (m. 2000)
ParentsVidyadhar Gadgil (father) and Vaishali Gadgil (mother)
RelativesLate Anant "Dajikaka" Gadgil (grandfather)
ResidencePune, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater
OccupationJeweller, businessman

Saurabh Gadgil (born 9 May 1977) is an Indian businessman and Chairman and Managing Director of PNG Jewellers.[1] Gadgil is the grandson of P N Gadgil Jewellers founder Late Shri Anant ’Dajikaka’ Gadgil.[1] Gadgil has been credited for transforming the family business into a well-recognized international brand with its footprint across India, the United Arab Emirates as well as the United States of America.[1]

Saurabh Gadgil is the Vice President (VP) of India Bullion & Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA) for the West Zone.[2]

Early life[edit]

Saurabh was born on 9 May 1977,[3][self-published source] into the entrepreneurial, aristocratic, Chitpavan brahmin[4] family of jeweler-businessman Vidyadhar Gadgil and Vaishali Gadgil.[1] Gadgil's grandfather, Late Shri Anant ’Dajikaka’ Gadgil founded the Pune branch of P N Gadgil Jewellers in 1958.[1] Gadgil also has one sister.

He was educated St. Vincent's High School in Pune which he graduated in 1993 as valedictorian.[1][5] He then finished his baccalaureate degree from Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce. He was awarded an MBA in Foreign Trade[3][self-published source] by the Symbiosis Institute of Management.[5] He later received an executive MBA from Harvard Business School.[3][self-published source] Being a chess player since his youth, he has been a champion at many chess competitions, as well as finishing second at a national championship. Gadgil has said that he is a passionate reader with "eclectic tastes, besides being a movie and travel buff."[5]

Saurabh Gadgil married Radhika Gadgil (née Vaidya) in 2000.[1] They have two children together.[1]


Saurabh Gadgil started managing the family business in 1998.[1] He expanded the company by opening stores in Pune, Nashik, Kolhapur, the UAE and the United States.[1]

After Dajikaka’s death in 2014 at the age of 99,[6] Gadgil launched nine new stores in nine months as a tribute to his grandfather.[6] He also pioneered brand collaborations with actor Salman Khan[7] and featured his company's designs in many films in Bollywood, such as: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Bajrangi Bhaijaan as well as Dilwale.[7] Under Gadgil, PNG Jewellers has also launched TIMELESS Collection by Madhuri Dixit.[8] Gadgil also pioneered the concept of a boutique store which was launched at the JW Marriott in Pune.[7] Gadgil is also the Director of Style Quotient Jewellery Pvt. Ltd. (SQJPL).[3][self-published source]

Saurabh launched a P N Gadgil store in Fremont, California in 2015 at the hands of actress Preity Zinta.[9]

Being Human, a brand founded by actor Salman Khan,[10] launched ‘Being Human Jewellery’ on 30 September 2016 with P N Gadgil.[10] Style Quotient Jewellery Pvt Ltd (SQPL), sister company of PNG Jewellers is the global licensee of ‘Being Human Jewellery’.[10] SQJPL also launched the Bajrangi Bhaijaan pendant, which was worn throughout the movie by Salman Khan and had record sales at their stores.[10] The pendant was an overnight sensation and the demand outnumbered the supply.[10]

Saurabh tied up with fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani to design silver ornaments with plans to grow this new business venture under the Silvostyle brand.[11]

On 22 July 2015, Gadgil was appointed as the Vice President (VP) of [12] for the West Zone after Prithviraj Kothari served his term.[13]


Saurabh Gadgil has been a part of various charitable activities throughout his career. PNG Jewellers organized its first Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives on the occasion of 2nd anniversary of its Hadapsar, Pune Branch.[3][self-published source] PNG Jewellers decided to support a female athlete (boxer) from the Mary Kom foundation, where Gadgil has supported the talent financially for a one-year training program.[3][self-published source] Gadgil launched the "SWA - Skills with Answers" training program which facilitates overall development of adolescents with the help of life skills for students of 7th - 10th grade from Dajikaka Gadgil Second Home English Medium school, Taljai.[3][self-published source] Gadgil organized the Shilim Development Project in collaboration with Adiwasi Vikas Prabodhini under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives.[3][self-published source] Gadgil set up E-Learning in four zila parishad schools namely Shilim Gavthan Primary School, Shindewadi Z P school, Wagheshwar Z P school & Dyaneshwar Vidya Niketan, Ajiwali.[3][self-published source]

On the occasion of Gadgil’s birthday on 9 May 2016, PNG Jewellers supported 9 under privileged children from a Pune-based organization named Eklavya Bal Shikshan and Arogya nyasa for their yearly Educational expenditure.[14]

Awards and certifications[edit]

Awards and Honors awarded to Gadgil:

Name Awarding organization Year
Best Retailer Of the Year CMO Asia Awards For Retail Excellence[3][self-published source] 2016
Shivshakti Award 2016 Bharat Mitra Mandal, Mahashivratra Utsav trust[3][self-published source] 2016
India's Best SMEs (small and medium enterprises) 2016 SKOCH ORDER OF MERIT, Skoch Group, New Delhi.[3][self-published source] 2016
Jewellery Retailer of the Year, Indian Retail Awards 2016 Franchise India & Times Now[15] 2016
Most Admired CEO of the Year 2016 DNA - National GEMS & JEWELLERY Summit & Awards[15] 2016
Retailer of the Gems & Jewellery Industry of India - Year 2016 Jewel Trendz TM[15] 2016
12th Retail Jeweller India Awards 2016 - Platinum Jewellery of the Year GEMFIELD[3][self-published source] 2016

Other Felicitations:


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  2. ^ "Saurabh Gadgil appointed as the Vice President of India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA)". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Saurabh Gadgil Bio". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Businessmen".
  5. ^ a b c "Saurabh Gadgil". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b "P N Gadgil Jewellers founder 'Dajikaka' dead". The Indian Express. 2014-01-11. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  7. ^ a b c "Salmaan Khan Unveiled New Logo of PNG Jewellers | Gems 2 Jewellery". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  8. ^ "'TIMELESS' Jewellery by Madhuri Dixit | Gems 2 Jewellery". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  9. ^ "PNG Jewellers Opens Showroom at Fremont, USA". 21 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d e "PNG Signs Salman Khan as Brand Ambassador | Gems 2 Jewellery". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  11. ^ Reporter, B. S. (2015-01-11). "P N Gadgil Jewellers expands business". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  12. ^ India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA)://
  13. ^ "Saurabh Gadgil Appointed Vice President of IBJA". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  14. ^ "PNG Jewellers adopts 9 students as a part of CSR". 12 May 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  15. ^ a b c "P.N. Gadgil Jewellers Bags Three National Awards | Gems 2 Jewellery". Retrieved 2016-10-06.

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