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Dream half-expressed; an autobiography
by Nanji Kalidas Mehta
Publisher: Bombay, Vakils, Feffer, and Simons [1966]

In 1966 Nanji Kalidas Mehta, who had arrived in East Africa in 1901, published his life in Dream Half-Expressed.

Aged thirteen and armed with little more than dreams, a spirit of adventure and a determination to succeed, the founder, Nanji Kalidas Mehta left his native land in a country vessel, bound for the distant shores of Africa. The year was 1900 and the unit of currency used for trading with the local tribes was Cowrie Shells!

Every once in a while, in the history of the world, an individual is born who transforms and elevates the lives of those around them. One such was Shri Nanjibhai Kalidas Mehta - a legend in his own lifetime, an individual endowed with exceptional entrepreneurial abilities; a humanist whose heart was filled with immense love and affection for people; a man to whom philanthropic generosity was second nature; an ardent nationalist and a contemporary of the Father of the Nation who practiced the doctrines of the Mahatma.

His son Shekhar Mehta was first Gujarati to become a champion in the 'Speed Car' racing.