3 Generations One Passion - Key People
Late Sri Om Prakash Ahuja (Founder)
Om Prakash Ahuja founded this company in 1973 in Haridwar, the holy city situated on the banks of river Ganga. Even though the official registration of the company was done in 1973, he had been dealing in this line of business since 1960. Since his childhood, he was fascinated by Rudraksha and Gemstones. As a keen reader, he studied a lot about them before deciding to enter this field of business and establishing Om Prakash & Sons. During this time, the subject and knowledge of Gemstones and Rudraksha were limited to saints and astrologers. He wanted to spread the knowledge about these power objects with the people, and that is when he decided to write a book. This book was called “Ratna Rahasya” (Secret of Gems). Later, he also wrote another book called “The Power of Rudraksha”. Both of these books became very popular and were appreciated by people worldwide. Om Prakash Ahuja was instrumental in spreading awareness about Rudraksha & Gemstones, and his contribution in this field can never be forgotten.
Mukesh Ahuja is the eldest son of Shri Om Prakash Ahuja. Under the direction of his dad, he led Om Prakash and Sons alongside his brothers to become a standout amongst the most eminent names in the field of Rudraksha and Gemstones. Enthusiastic about his dad's life goal of spreading mindfulness about Gemstones and Rudraksha, he earnestly worked towards making Om Prakash and Sons a trustworthy and reputable organization not simply in India but rather over the world. Mukesh Ahuja as of now heads our organization and oversees regular operations.
Bimlesh Ahuja is the second child of Shri Om Prakash Ahuja, and he holds great knowledge about distinctive precious stones, and semi-precious stones, that we deal in. Working under his father’s guidance, he learned a lot from seeing the rough materials to the selection, to buying and to all the other basics. He has greatly been instrumental in the development and growth of our organization to this level. With a strong accounts background, he currently heads the finance department at Om Prakash & Sons.
Pawan Ahuja since his youth was more inclined towards Rudraksha than Gemstones. He learned and assembled information about various Rudrakshas from his father Om Prakash Ahuja. He currently heads all business relating to various Rudrakshas at Om Prakash and Sons. From sourcing/purchasing of Rudraksha to arranging one, based on size, weight, faces (mukhis) and origin, he handles everything. The most premium nature of Rudraksha is found in Nepal, and Pawan has played an imperative role in the sourcing of these divine power objects from Nepal. Thanks to his consistent diligent work, Om Prakash and Sons is presently the biggest dealers of Nepali Rudraksha in the world.
Sunil Ahuja, the youngest of the elder generation, holds a PG Diploma in Yogic Science from Gurukul Kangri Mahavidyalaya, Haridwar. He too had a distinguishing enthusiasm for gemstones since adolescence, just like his father. A specialist in Gemstones and Rudraksha, and their uses in Vedic Astrology, Sunil further went on to learn Vedic Astrology from his dad. Sunil's skill lies in suggesting the Vedic gem, post having a look at the birth diagram of a person. The solutions advised by Sunil incorporate a suitable blend of Gemstone and Rudraksha suggestion, based on planetary set up in an individual’s birth chart. At Om Prakash and Sons, he deals with sourcing/buying of cut and cleaned stones. He likewise happens to be our in-house Astrologer and provides counseling for free.
A Graduate from Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Gitesh Ahuja is heading the export division at Om Prakash and Sons. His mastery lies in colored Gemstones – and their Sorting, Grading, & Pricing. Also, he oversees the jewelry designing and manufacturing leg of our business – Fine Diamond and Colored Stones. With the rich family foundation in Gems and Rudraksha, and after formally gaining an education in the field of Jewellery Making and Gemstones, he commenced manufacturing a comprehensive range of solutions that include spiritual jewelry concepts and designs. These collections are a hit in the yoga studios, and spiritual institutions all over the world, and have taken our brand revenues several notches higher.
Nitish Ahuja, the youngest of the third generation, is a Hotel Management Graduate from IHM Aurangabad. After finishing his education, Nitish got his hands on his dream job, working with Taj Hotels in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. After persistently working for three long years, he chose to join the family business. Nitish brought invaluable skills from the outside and applied them to the existing setup. Was quitting a dream job a painful ordeal? To this Nitish smilingly answers, “There was never any pressure to come back or quit my job. I decided to come back because I thought I could make a difference. Currently, he is heading the Marketing, Communications and Business Development at Om Prakash & Sons. He is also the head of our eCommerce sales channel.