MUMBAI—M.L. Arora, the founder of Dicitex Furnishings Pvt. was born August 18, 1942 and passed August 28, 2017.
Arora left his native village in Punjab India as a school kid in order to relocate to Mumbai. He was unable to continue his studies for want of money and his responsibility to look after family members. As a result, Arora joined his father’s small textile trade activities.
In May 1999, he started Dicitex Furnishings with a singular vision to succeed in the manufacturing and marketing of home decorative furnishings.
His two sons Rajjnish and Nimish continue to run Dicitex Furnishings today which has grown at a steady pace over 30 years, “Our father had the right attitude and had self-confidence towards business that translated to success. He helped us to build a business of $80 million in furnishing fabrics that is being exported to several countries”, says Rajjnish and Nimish, the two Directors.
Arora was considered to be very religious and was a follower of the Hindu goddess Vaishno Devi. Vaishno Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple in Jammu and Kashmir. He sponsored several paid trips to the temple for many friends and relatives. F&FI