By Our Reporter
The remains of tycoon Jinesh Majithia, who was the proprietor of UKI, the manufacturers of Sleeping Baby among other products has finally been cremated at Naguru Hindu Cremation grounds.
Jinesh Kumar Shantilal Majithia, age 64, passed away peacefully on Thursday, 20th February, 2020, at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala.
The cremation services were held at The Hindu Cremation Grounds in Naguru today, Sunday February 23, 2020 at around 3:00 Pm
Late Jinesh was the owner of Sleeping Baby (UKI LTD.), 4zee Fashions and Suprima Industries in Kenya.
He had a strong presence in the community because his products are household names. He was a role model to many Ugandan and shall forever remain a loving husband, father, brother, investor and friend.
TheSpy Uganda Chief Executive Officer Andrew Irumba, who was among the mourners revealed that; “When I asked why they burn and don’t bury their loved ones, an Indian told me one of the reasons is that hundreds of years ago, hyenas would exhume their bodies and feast on them and leave some parts bare on soils. So they had to devise means to ‘counter’ the hyenas—–CREMATION!”
He added that “But I also learnt that you can still collect the ashes and bury if you want, if you don’t want they throw it in the lake! So for those of you who drink river/lake water and you feel it’s more salty and tasty…. please continue enjoying, don’t stop!
I also learnt that the Muslim community in India still bury their loved ones,just like any other Muslim communities else where. It’s Hindus who burn, did you know?!!”
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Hundreds of mourners both the Indian community in Uganda under their Association ‘The Indian Association Uganda” and the local community mostly former and current workers of his various companies, and family friends attended.
Notable figures who attended his cremation included former Rubaga North MP and NRM treasurer Singh pamindhar Katongole, Tycoon Rafiki, Jinesh’s former General manager Sham, among others.
Jinesh’s children and other family members all also attended the ceremony where they told mourners that Jinesh to them was more than a dad, a mentor and friend.
There will be final prayers for him tomorrow at Lohana P/S Kololo starting at 8pm. Rip.