Born in the year 1936 in the historic city of Siwana in Rajasthan, Shri G. C. Kanunga had his early education in Chennai. After graduating from Jain High School in Chennai in the year 1953, he joined his family trading firm engaged in the sale of goods imported from Europe, Japan and other developed countries.
Shri Ghewar Chand Kanunga never thought of taking up a job. He was born into an entrepreneurial family and didn’t see himself as anything other than a job creator. In fact, more job creator is what he feels a country like India needs.
When queried on why he chose to become an entrepreneur, Shri Ghewar Chand Kanunga says he feels like it’s what he was born to do. An independent thinker who has always wanted to help others lead better lives, he feels being an entrepreneur helps him fulfil his destiny and vision better than working for someone else does.
After gaining valuable experience in development of markets for imported items in the southern states, Shri Ghewar Chand Kanunga went into manufacturing line, first to produce artificial aluminium anodized jewellery in Kolkata before launching an ambitious project in the underdeveloped region of his native state to manufacture hot extruded and cold drawn products out of copper alloys under the name of Alcobex Metals Limited.
Alcobex, which started in a modest way with a capital investment of about Rs. 1 million, has now developed into one of the leading manufacturers of non-ferrous extruded products in the country with a total investment of over Rs. 250 crores and employed more than 1500 workers.
Another valuable contribution to the national economy has been development of ancillary industrial units around Alcobex in particular and helping the development of small and medium industries in Western Rajasthan.
In recognition of his valuable role in industrial development besides his own manufacturing business, Shri Ghewar Chand Kanunga has the rare privilege of being a standing member for the last two decades of with very prestigious State Advisory Committee for Industrial Development.
Furthermore, Shri Ghewar Chand Kanunga is associated with many commercial and social organizations. He was president of Jodhpur Industrial Association, President of Marwar Chamber of Commerce, Member of FICCI, CII, President of Sardar School and Nakoda Parshwanath Commerce college for 12 years, Chairman of Mahaveer Public School and also Badal Chand Sugan Kanwar Choradia Girls School, President of Oswal Singh Sabah and Marwar Akal Sahayta Samiti. He is one of the oldest members of Rotary Club.
For his industrial skill and very valuable social services rendered by him the President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma had adorned him with the national award in Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi on 12.09.1992
And what is the message the extraordinarily hardworking and extremely self-effacing Shri Ghewar Chand Kanunga has for young entrepreneurs? Just this: If you think of work as worship. God will take care of the rest for you.