S/O. Shri Lachmandas Adnani
Birth Date / Place : 17.11.1936 /Karachi (Undivided India)
Languages : English, Hindi, Sindhi, Marathi
Business : Real Estate Developers / Jewellers
Establishment : 7, Jaitirath Mansion, Barrack Road,
Behind Metro Cinema, Mumbai – 4000020 (India).
Mr. Murlidhar Adnani is a reputed builder since the last 60 years and is also in the Diamond Jewellery business, both of which are family runned. He is truly a self-made man who has devoted the last 60 years of his life to social causes and serving others.
In 1982 he was a founding member of the “Friends of International Sindhis” along with other prominent Sindhi friends. The organization was founded in Mumbai, to propagate Sindhi culture, language, ideals, traditions, and to encourage and connect Sindhis worldwide. The objective of the organization is to “Build the Bridges of Friendship” between Sindhis to render service for social upliftment and fellowship. It also provides a platform to voice the problems faced by the Sindhi community in today’s times.
In 1983 he founded the Priyadarshni Academy in Mumbai, with other like-minded individuals. It is a non- profit, socio-cultural and educational organization. They focus on promoting cultural exchange, extending recognition to outstanding individuals in their respective fields and honoring them with Global Award and also promoting national integration and brotherhood. They give literary awards and provide scholarships to needy students annually. The academy is successfully meeting its goals and hopes to continue to do so in
its future endeavors.
In 1998 the seed for the “Sindhi Council of India” was sown in Mumbai and the organization was founded by a group of individuals from the community, including Murli Adnani himself. The aim of the council is to rope in Sindhi brothers living abroad and in India, to bring the Sindhi community on one platform, and to represent the Sindhi Community and their rights before the government. As of today, a nearly 300 strong representative board forms the operational platform for the Global Sindhi Community of which Murli
Adnani is the President NRI wing (India).
In 2006 Murli Adnani along with friends, formed the Shelter Foundation with the aim to provide subsidized housing, support livelihood, and promote marriages and education amongst the underprivileged from the Sindhi Community. The organization has been successful in achieving its goal so far and has provided housing for families in Gandhidham (Gujarat) and Bhairagarh-Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). Further
housing development schemes are currently underway.
The Alliance of Global Sindhi Associations established in the year 1994 is a body dedicated to organizing Annual Sammelans to bring together Sindhis from across the globe, and discuss various aspects to keep our language, rich heritage, culture and traditions alive, and to support needy people. Murli Adnani is the vice President.
The Global Sindhi Foundation Trust, of which Mr. Murli Adnani is the director, was formed to aid the underprivileged of the Sindhi community. Currently the body is dedicated to constructing toilets free of cost, to provide basic sanitation to poor and needy Sindhi families across India. Currently Mutli Adnani looks after the ongoing constructions in the district of Ulhasnagar.
Murli Adnani is the Past Executive Committee member of the Maharashtra State Sindhi Sahitya Academy. The object is to promote and support Literature and culture of the Sindhi Community. Murli Adnani has traveled across the globe to pursue his passion for the social upliftment of his community since 1981. He is a tireless campaigner for the cause, and enthusiastically continues to aid the community
in every way possible.