Prakash K. Shah is a Founder and the acting Chairman and CEO of Stevens, Sloan and Shah CPAs, a boutique accounting and consulting firm in California, USA. He has over 30 years of experience in accounting, consulting, strategic planning, family wealth building, estate planning, tax planning and church accounting. He retired as Chairman- Board of Directors of Pacific Valley Bank. He is also a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow.
My first association with Shri Narendra Modi was around 2002 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat. I was introduced to him by Late Shri Daulatbhai Desai who had been a Speaker of the Gujarat assembly and a Cabinet Minister.
In the charitable work that I do Rs. 55 Lakhs were owed under the Sardar Awas Yojna Scheme.
I had met him for the first time. He told me that my dues would be paid when the new fiscal year would begin in a few months. He was so dynamic that as soon as October happened the charitable trust was paid in full. I did not have to follow up. From that day our friendship bloomed. He was one of the best Chief Minister’s that Gujarat has had. I prayed that he should be Prime Minister one day.
When I was young, I had closely watched a lot of Prime Ministers, as my father Late Shri K.K. Shah (Former Governor of Tamil Nadu) was a Gandhian politician in India. He was a General Secretary of AICC under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He was a Cabinet Minister under Indira Gandhi and, later, a Governor. I had seen at close quarters Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Gulzarilal Nanda, Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai, I.K. Gujaral, Chandra Shekhar etc.
I have never seen such a hardworking dedicated politician like Shri Narendra Modi. He improved Gujarat a lot. Chandrababu Naidu was my guest in Gujarat to address the self-help group that we run. On our way to Bayad, he was impressed at the water irrigation work that Shri Narendrabhai Modi had done. Shri Narendra Modi is a Yug Purush.
I wish him a very happy 70″‘ birthday. May he have a very blessed day.