Name : Ashok Kumar Jain
Father’s Name : Late Shri Kunwar Lal Jain
Date of Birth : 22nd August, 1950
Residence : 195, Taj Road, Agra – 282 001
Office : Ashok Oswal Group
30, Munro Road, Agra – 282 001
Telephones :Resi. (0562)-2227283
Off.: (0562)-2225710, 711, 712
Cell Phone : 09927891111
Shri Ashok Kumar Jain son of Late Shri Kunwar Lal Jain was born in middle class Jain family in Agra. His father served in the Imperial Bank, which later on came to known as State Bank of India.
In 1972 at the young age of 21 began to pursue his interest and fortune in handicrafts (Marble Inlay Articles) with a small capital of Rs.10, 000/- started the show room in name & style Oswal Emporium displaying, the handmade item of Marble inlaid with semiprecious stones. The total work is art of Mugal era & specially the work done at Taj Mahal. Those days the art of marble inlay work (Puchhikari) was in the stage of dying he realized the value of the art and started procuring goods from these artists and place new orders to them. Today more than 5000 inheritance artisans of this unique art are facilitated their bread & butter by Oswal Emporium, few out of them are even award winning artisans.
The Taj Mahal replica with the light and sound show attracts many international tourists and dignitaries like the first lady of USA Ms.Hillary Clinton, Helmut Kohl the then chancellor of Germany to name a few. They all visit his showroom to see the marble collection as the less the light and sound show of 6′ Taj replica the second largest Taj.
In 1980 Oswal Exportsestablishes for export business for foreign market. Since then till date we are the winner of so many awards by Export Promotion Council of Handicrafts.
Touriads (i) Travel Services
In 1986 he realized the dream would be incomplete without the value addition to this business cycle. The need was to develop the tourist interest by providing international quality service and facility for traveling needs of the customer. To address this need the travel agency Touriads (i) Travel Services was established to provide the comfortable luxury transport to foreign tourist visiting Agra. Today the Touraids is one of the elite tour operators in Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Kandhariya Shipgram & Art and Culture
In 1995 Shilpgram the handicraft show room & Kandhariya Art and Culture Center established at Khajuraho, M.P as it is the most visited destination in India after the Taj Mahal. The vision was to develop art and culture center depicting the Indian values and lifestyles to the people visiting this place from all over the world. Today this Shilpgram is a landmark in the region and one of the most visited place in Khajuraho. Kandhariya Art & Culture is renowned for Indian folk dances and music of different state of India.
The Orchha Resort
Orchha in Madhya Pradesh has its own historical importance in the history because of Raja Ram and was the next objective of Ashok Oswal Group. In 1997 Four star resort Orchha Resort established with only vegetarian food of different states of the country made available to the foreign tourists. Prior to the establishment of this resort hardly 5000 tourists used to visit Orchha and the place was not known in international tourism. Today more than 1 lac tourist visiting this place and appreciate the hospitality at resort and enjoying the vegetarian meal served to them flavored by health spa and cultural shows. Now Orchha become well known in foreign tourists as well as domestic tourists.
In 2005 another handicraft showroom named Kalakriti established in Agra. Today it is the biggest handicraft showroom in Asia pacific. This set up of handmade artifacts once again bringing out the socio economic status of several thousand artisans of different art.
Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Centre
In year 2008 establishment of Kalakriti Cultural & convention Center completed. Perfection is not game by chance. It is the blend of hard work and dedication. This is first time in Indian tourism history. Experience the mystic incredible sign of duties into our first ever come centrally air-conditioned cultural & convention hall based on interior of sixteenth century era bestowed to all with offering of 585 seating capacity with multilingual translation facility to explore countries rich culture of sixteenth century.
Where we offers to organize unique live cultural show & play performed by approx 80 artist with light and sound named ‘Mohabbat The Taj” an eternal love opened on the backdrop of the world’s largest replica of Taj Mahal, The monument of love. It is a blend of traditional art and technology, which will conquer the unbelievable new heights in entertainment segment, not be less than London opera in respect of technology. “Mohabbat The Taj” is a unique experience for all national and international tourists visiting India.