Gen 1 - 1723-96 CE (73 years)
A descendant of Shivdas - a warrior in the Mughal Empire, the family information in the Lallubhai Samaldas lineage begins with Ranchhoddas, a member of the Vadnagara Nagar community.
Given below are a few highlights covered from his life journey... moving on to the next of kin.
Born in Ghogha (a port town and trading centre in Saurashtra since 5th century CE)
Served under Damaji Rao II, son of Pilaji Rao Gaekwad (founder of Baroda State)
Appointed as chief of Arab forces in the State. Then rose to be chief advisor of Damaji
Later on, as Chief Karbhari (minister) helped Maharaja Wakhtsinhji of Bhavnagar to build and develop trade in that state
Started a local bank at Ghogha and Bhavnagar