The Meckrai Group consisits of three founding companies:

Bombay Sports, located in Dhobi Talao, Mumbai, has been in business for over 100 years.
The store caters to both the retail and whole sale segments and is well know for its commitment to customer service. Established in 1909 by T.M. Jagtiani, a lawyer by education , an astute businessman by profession .
The business is now under the management of the fourth generation of the founder's family .
www.bombaysports.com

Akola Chemicals, located in Akola, Maharashtra, was established 1981. Since then, we have grown grown into a Nutrition Specialist producing hydrolyzed proteins for the Agricultural, Animal Feed, Food, Nutraceutical and Cosmetics Industries.
Akola Chemicals manufacturing facilities are spread across two divisions:
Agro Division : manufactures plant and animal nutrition products from varied protein sources. This division is licensed to manufacture Micronutrient Fertilizers Speciality Chemicals Division : manufactures premium grade hydrolyzed proteins for the Food, Nutraceutical and Cosmetic Industies. This division has facilities approved by the FDA and has FSSAI and cosmetic manufacturing licenses.
www.akolachemicals.com
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JAMAAT, located behind the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba , Mumbai , established in 1999.
The gallery is more than an art space showing paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations. It has hosted music recitals, plays, workshops, book readings, launches, and talks. The shows include works by established artists as well as upcoming artists. Many artists have been launched from JAMAAT. Besides contemporary artists, masters of the traditional Indian arts have also been shown, as well as international artists from the USA, France, Italy, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
www.jamaatart.com


Key Personnel at the MecRai Group are:

Pravina Mecklai
A scientists by education , with a BSc [Hons] from St Xaviers College, Mumbai and an Instrumentation Degree from Switzerland and Germany . After running Bombay Sports and JTJ, she established the gallery in 1999, in memory of her father, Jhamat, who exposed her to the arts from the age of 6 . Art became her passion, and she started collecting from the age of 16

Vijay Rai
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur Over 44 years in diverse industries including Industrial Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Engineering; Of these, 30 years spent with Tata Group and in the last 12 years of his tenure here he served as CEO of Rallis, India’s largest agrochemicals company Served as Vice President of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and member of several industry associations; Holds directorships in Punjab Chemicals and Crop Protection Ltd, Akola Chemicals (India) Ltd, Greaves Cotton Ltd, Greaves Leasing Finance Ltd, Sri Biotech Laboratories India Ltd, Pimex India Pvt Ltd, South India Research Institute Pvt Ltd

Karan Rai
Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin Over 12 years of experience across various field including the Manufacturing, Retail, Financial Services and Management. Worked in consulting with both Mahindra Special Services Group and KMPG. Working with the Meckrai Group since 2011