The drying up of work has also forced several other units to lay off around 10 per cent of their employees
It has been said that Swaminarayan Bhagwan, who came to Surat in 1881, presented his turban and shriphal to the Parsi Kotwal Ardeshar and this turban continues to be a guiding force for the Parsi family for 194 years now.
The 27-carat diamond shaped like the Hindu god was found by the Pandav family when they were working for a diamond broker
The textile market shipped dress materials, shiny fabrics, soles and scarves in bulk to Chabahar via Iran and then to other Iranian ports. It was then sent by road to cities like Kabul, Kandahar and Ghazni.
The shopkeeper in Surat believes that gold is beneficial for the health and well-being of the people.