Mr. Savji Dholakia

Founder and Chairman: Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.

Entrepreneur | Business Leader | Philanthropist | Motivational Speaker

Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.

Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (HKEPL) is the world’s leading diamond and diamond jewellery house, offering a wide and consistent range of diamonds in varying cuts and sizes. HKEPL is one of the biggest manufacturers of Fancy shape diamonds in the entire world by value, HKEPL is exports polished diamonds to 81 countries. Currently, HK manufactures over 45,000 carats of diamonds every month (500,000 carats every year). HKEPL is also involved in diamond jewellery manufacturing and exporting. Kisna Diamond Jewellery has over 480 distributors and more than 6500 retail outlets.

In 1992, HKEPL started as a small size diamond cutting and polishing unit in Surat with very few machines and employees. Today, HKEPL employs over 8000 employees and has a USD 1.5 billion revenue.

HKEPL is the only organisation to receive the Excellence in Exports Award from India's Gem and Jewellery Exports Promotion Council for 18 consecutive years. We began to get involved in Social Work in 1996 by establishing 'Hari Krishna Charitable Trust', now renamed 'Dholakia Foundation'. HKEPL embarked on a journey to serve and protect Mother Earth and society by taking up numerous welfare activities and feats. For our provision of distinguished service to this society, Mr. Savji Dholakia was conferred with the most prestigious Padma Shri award by the Government of India.

Life Journey

  • The life journey of the founder of Hari Krishna Exports began in Dudhala, Amreli District, Gujarat.

  • After migrating to Surat at the age of 12 in search of a fortune in the diamond business, he started his venture in the same industry in 1984.

  • After 10 years of rigorous diamond polishing, he formed Hari Krishna Exports in 1992 with his 3 brothers. At that time, Hari Krishna Exports started with a small diamond cutting and polishing unit in Surat with a few machines and employees. It later expanded to Mumbai to meet the growing demand for raw diamonds."

  • In 2002, they established H.K. Jewels Mumbai, further expanding their business operations.

  • The company expanded to international locations such as New York, Hong Kong, and Antwerp.

  • The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated the state-of-the-art diamond unit of H.K. in Surat.


A legend with a heart worth millions is a precious gift to humanity. Mr Savji Dholakia embodies humility, simplicity, kindness, purity, and compassion, making him friendly. He is among the most influential men in the diamond industry and Surat. He has received multiple awards, honorary titles, and global recognition from various national, international, industrial, civilian, private, and public sectors.

Savji Dholakia - a hidden treasure residing in the diamond city of Surat. He is a guiding light whose social business model has played a crucial role in fulfilling the dreams of thousands of families and uplifting the nation. His goodwill, integrity, and perseverance are unparalleled. He dreams not for himself but for thousands of families who work for his prestigious Hari Krishna Group.

Mr Savji’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of millions, and he is constantly striving to give back to society. To the world, he is popularly known as a philanthropist, business tycoon, and diamond baron. However, what remains untold are his traits, noble thoughts, and role as a change agent in raising awareness of social, economic, cultural, spiritual, religious, educational, health, agricultural, environmental, financial, and economic reforms in rural and urban sectors.

Savji Dholakia speaks about action. He believes in calling a spade a spade. He has a track record of rewarding his employees with luxurious gifts such as 500 cars, 570 jewellery sets, and 280 two-bedroom flats under a loyalty program. Millions around the world know of his generosity.

Actions speak louder than words for this humanitarian leader. He is a ray of hope for many, including the elderly, the destitute, the unemployed, the sick, the terminally ill, and those abandoned by their families. Blessed with profound empathy, unwavering commitment, and unshakable faith since his youth, he is focused on the growth of his family and everyone to whom he can reach out with his causes, efforts, charities, and business interactions.

Savji Dholakia has depth and gratitude and counts his blessings with every moment. He is enriched with diverse experiences, exemplary values, and fundamental grounding that act as the driving force behind his always-motivated-to-go-beyond-his-call-of-duty attitude.

Mr. Savji Dholakia Awarded Padma Shri

Our Founder and Chairman, Mr Savji Dholakia, was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri honour in 2022 by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, for planting over 2.4 million saplings and constructing 75 lakes in Gujarat.

Apart from this, the United Nations has also acknowledged the Dholakia Foundation's efforts in water conservation. The foundation has been granted special accreditation at the 2023 U.N. Water Conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

With these accolades, the Dholakia Foundation remains dedicated to expanding its impact and continuing its social welfare and environmental conservation work. The foundation has even grander plans for the future, aiming to make a meaningful difference in the world and protect Mother Earth for generations.

Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (HKEPL) is a renowned diamond and diamond jewellery house with a reputation for offering an extensive range of diamonds in various cuts and sizes; as one of the world's biggest manufacturers of fancy shape diamonds, HKEPL exports polished diamonds to 81 countries, a testament to its unparalleled expertise and reliability. The company produces over 45,000 carats of diamonds every month (or 500,000 carats every year), in addition to being involved in diamond jewellery manufacturing and exporting. Kisna Diamond Jewellery, a brand under the HKEPL umbrella, has over 480 distributors and more than 6,500 retail outlets.

In 1992, HKEPL began its journey as a small diamond cutting and polishing unit in Surat with limited machines and staff. Today, it has over 8,000 employees and an annual revenue of USD 1.5 billion, a remarkable growth and expansion trajectory.

HKEPL has received the Excellence in Exports Award from India's Gem and Jewellery Exports Promotion Council for 18 consecutive years, a testament to its commitment to quality and excellence. The company also demonstrated its social responsibility by establishing the Hari Krishna Charitable Trust, now renamed the Dholakia Foundation, in 1996. This foundation has been instrumental in spearheading various welfare activities and feats aimed at serving and protecting the environment and society.

For their distinguished service to society, Mr Savji Dholakia, the Founder and Chairman of HKEPL, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Government of India. With such achievements, HKEPL is well-positioned to continue its outstanding work in the diamond and jewellery industry while contributing meaningfully to social and environmental welfare.