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  • March 21, 2005: The Jumbo group, which owns substantial stake in at least six other Indian companies, is planning to sell them off completely and exit India. NRI Vidya Chhabria, wife of late founder Manu Chhabria, has started looking for buyers for Mather & Platt, Hindustan Dorr Oliver.....Full Story

    Vidya Chhabria

  • Manu Chhabria's mother says no to any sale of Chabria liquor business- MUMBAI, JANUARY 13, 2005: Late Manu Chhabria's mother, Rani Rajaram, shot off a notice to firms and individuals, including daughter-in-law Vidya Chhabria, chairperson of Shaw Wallace, saying no consent had been given to sell the group's liquor business......more (2005_1)
  • Aug. 9, 2004 :The settlement comes a little over two years after Chhabria’s
    death in April 2002-Mumbai

    Vijay Mallya has finally buried the hatchet with his old bete noire — the late Manu Chhabria. Mallya’s United Breweries group and Shaw Wallace, now run by Chhabria’s wife Vidya and daughter Komal Chhabria Wazir, have withdrawn a slew of cases they filed against each other in different courts in India and a case in Hong Kong......more (1)

Kanchan, Vidya, Komal, Manu Chhabria and Kiran

  • Dubai-based Indian tycoon- Vidya Manohar Chhabria Fortune magazine's list of 'World's top 50 corporate women

Mumbai: 04 November , 2003

Vidya Manohar Chhabria, chairperson of the $2-billion Jumbo group, and Naina Lal Kidwai, vice-chairman and managing director, more (2A)

  • November 15, 2002 :Daughters fight for the Chhabria empire

All’s not well in Manu Chhabria’s family. Media reports have said that the eldest of his three daughters Bhavika Godhwani is unhappy with her share of her late father’s $1.5 billion empire. Manu (56) died....more(2)

Manohar Rajaram Chhabria (Manu), the Dubai-based
Indian business tycoon died

Mumbai April 6, 2002

Manohar Rajaram Chhabria (Manu), the Dubai-based Indian business tycoon and head of the $ 1.5 billion transnational conglomerate Jumbo Group, died in the city hospital here today

A Harvard University business graduate, Chhabria established the Jumbo Group in Dubai in 1974. At present, the Jumbo Group, a transnational conglomerate with .....more (3)

Jumbo Group - Milestones

1974 Formation of Jumbo Electronics
1975 Relationship with SONY begins
1978 Hong Kong operations started
1979 Establishments in Japan and Muscat set up
1980 Jumbo Enterprises set up in UK
1981 Singapore operations started
1982 Group enters USA through Blaze International
1984 Business in Germany and Taiwan set up
1984 Controlling interest in Dunlop India acquired
1985 Gordon Woodroffe acquired
1985 Shaw Wallace becomes part of the Group
1987 Mather & Platt, HDO and Falcon Tyres join the group
1988 Establishment set up in Korea
1990 SICO commences operations in the UAE
1991 Supra (Middle East) established in the UAE
1992 Bahrain operations started
1993 Strategic alliance with AIWA for manufacture of audio products in India
2001 Strategic alliance with Kyndal International of UK for spirits business

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