Dakshina Fellow at Gujarat College, Ahmedabad. He started his early career as a school-teacher, which he continued with zeal and admiration for nearly twenty years. Afterleaving the sphere of education, he became the Assistant Secretary of the Bombay Stock Exchange, which he continued till 1940, when he felt an urge to retire and have a spiritualsolace. Later, he spent some years in religious studies and meditation at ShrimadRajchandra Ashram, Agas along with his wife, who was a source of great inspiration in allhis activities. After the death of his wife, he left Agas and returned to Bombay at thepersuasion of his sons, a proposition, which he never cherished. He died at Bombay at theage of 83 on 11th February 1969.During his stay in Bombay, Shri Umedchandbhai held in high esteem Acharya ShriVijiyavallabhsuri, Whose Services to the cause of education, social welfare and Jainism hasbut few parallels in our history. This ideal brought him closer to Shri Mahavira Jaina
. Besides being a religious teacher and examiner of the students of
, hewas member of managing Committee for many years.
remained his life-longinterest and the progress of
was always near and dear to his heart.The outstanding feature of his life was that he was a deeply religious man and was adevoted student of Jaina history, philosophy and literature. Education, devotion to duty,social service and spiritual practice were the strong attachments sustaining his life. He wasthe author of some books including the History and Literature of Jainism, besidescontributing various articles to various journals. He edited also `Tarun Jain' and `JainHerald' for some time.The spontaneous help received from such a religious person in the publication of thepresent valuable work on philosophy is specially noteworthy and commendable.Dr. N. J. Shah has corrected the proofs. And again it is he who has prepared the threeuseful indices. We express our sincere thanks to him. At last, our thanks are due to theMouj Printing Bureau for the excellent printing.August Kranti Marg CHANDULAL VARDHMAN SHAH(Gowalia Tank Road) JAYANTILAL RATANCHAND SHAHBombay- 26 BALCHAND G. DOSHI14-1-1970. Hon. Secretaries.
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