Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems is grand grand son of Rai Badridas Bahadur Mookim of Kolkata, Court Jewelers to H. E. The Vice Roy and Governor general of India.
The proprietor of Vardhaman Gems has been trained under Sri Rajroop Tank. the Dean of Jaipur gem dealers.
Jyoti Kothari has also trained approximately fifty students in Gems and Jewelry industry. Darshan Kothari, son of Jyoti Kothari is also a trainee at Vardhaman gems.
The rich tradition of excellence in Gems and jewelry is going on.
Rai Badridas Bahadoor Mookim, The Court Jewelers to H.E. The Viceroy and Governor General of British India built Calcutta Jain Temple in 1867. According to "Glimpses of Bengal" published in 1905, he himself was designer and architect of the temple. The temple is famous as Parasnath Temple It is built in Belgian glass and sited in the tourist map of Kolkata, India. The temple is also known as Mookims temple garden situated at 36, Badridas Temple Street, Maniktalla, Kolkata 700004. He also built some other Jain temples in Sammet Shikhar and Purimatal (Allahabad).
Rai Badridas Bahadoor Mookim was son of Kalkadas Mookim. He had been migrated from Lucknow after decline of Nawab Wazid Ali Shah. Kalkadas Mookim was jewelers to Nawab Wazid Ali Shah.
Rai Badridas was not only a renowned jeweler but a philanthropist, social server and spiritual person. He was the founder of Indian National Chamber of Commerce, the first Indian Chamber of commerce. He was also founder of Dharam Kanta and Panjrapole society.
He left two sons Rai Kumar Singh (Bade Raja) and Raj Kumar Singh Mookim (Chhote Raja) behind him. Fateh Kumar Singh, son of Rai Kumar Singh was the grand father of Jyoti Kothari, proprietor, Vardhaman Gems.