Montego Bay, Jamaica: Lachu Ramchandani produced 53 years of great service in Jamaica – As an influential business magnate in Jamaica’s private and charity sectors,it has been 54 life changing years for Lachu Ramchandani, a man, who has known the life of struggle, embraced it, and worked honestly and hard to become an industry changer and self-made man.
Ramchandani reflects on his struggles, his raising and his service to his people, as he entered Jamaica on this day, March 28, 1967. Where it all started?
Ramchandani was born in the south-east Asian state of Myanmar, formerly Burma. Ramchandani arrived in Jamaica in 1967, three years after his family was forced to flee their homeland. In 1964 his family had lost all their multi-million dollar wealth when they had to flee to India. His family was left with nothing. Ramchandani had to work part-time between the ages of 12-15 to pay for the completion of his formal education in India. Amongst these years he spent three of them in the country as a refugee, before, arriving in Jamaica to find a better life. He worked with his uncle, Mr. Chetan Chatani, who owns Manhattan House in the country’s capital, Kingston.
Within a few years, his talents granted him the position to control and manage all five locations of the store across the island.successful businessman, philanthropist, a passionate and successful race car driver and, now, a real estate investor— this man is Manoj Ramchandani.