About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 29,000 delegates across its 90+ completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (Hong Kong, South Korea, China & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This edition is the 100th global edition and the 9th edition in Mumbai which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions from leading solution providers.

Visit www.zakwof.com for details of the previously executed events.

Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers, General/Main Contractors, Façade Consultants, Façade Contractors, Sustainability/ESD Consultants, Fire Consultants, Glass Processors, Structural Consultants, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, PMC’s and related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of façade design, engineering, procuring and execution on their views on constructing high-performance, safe, sustainable and long lasting façades with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the façade industry.


Key Numbers

100

Edition

30

Speakers and Panelist

4

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Guidelines

Currently, there are no mandatory covid restrictions in place during the time of the event as announced by the local authorities. However, we will be incorporating the below hygiene measures to ensure a safe environment

  • Wearing of masks at all times
  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the venue housekeeping team
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
Our host venue ITC Maratha has rolled out a global safety and hygiene program which will be in action at the event. Click here to view the factsheet. Any additional governmental mandate that is in place during the event time will be strictly followed. Please check this section for latest information.

There is no proof of vaccination required to attend the event. Should the requirements change prior to the event, we will endeavour to notify you promptly. We solicit your cooperation on the same.

Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events.

Speakers

Our speakers and panelists are domain experts and will ensure that the content presented at the event is meaningful with key takeaways to ponder upon. Initial list of speakers, more to be added as we progress.


Arun Madappallath

Arun Madappallath

General Manager - South Asia,
Serge Ferrari

Arun Madappallath

General Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari Group

Topic: Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

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Arvind Kumar

Arvind Kumar

Communication & Business Development Manager - MEI & SEA,
Hydro Building Systems

Arvind Kumar

Communication & Business Development Manager - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems

Topic: Imagine Beyond Limits – The Facades Of Today and Tomorrow

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Ashish Mittal

Ashish Mittal

Director - Engineering,
Hilti

Ashish Mittal

Director - Engineering, Hilti

Topic: Fire Protection of Curtain Wall Perimeter Joint System

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Dr. Ananya Gandotra

Dr. Ananya Gandotra

Chief Design and Sustainability Officer,
Birla Estates

Dr. Ananya Gandotra

Chief Design and Sustainability Officer, Birla Estates

Topic: Smart, Informed Procurement: Supply Chain and Market Challenges

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Carl Bhesania

Carl Bhesania

Director - Architecture,
Talati and Partners

Carl Bhesania

Director - Architecture, Talati and Partners

Topic: Solar Façades

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Dinesh Dubey

Dinesh Dubey

COO - West India,
Prestige Group

Dinesh Dubey

COO - West India, Prestige Group

Topic: Smart, Informed Procurement: Supply Chain and Market Challenges

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Edward Thomas Oommen

Edward Thomas Oommen

Manager - Façade,
fischer India

Edward Thomas Oommen

Manager - Façade, fischer India

Topic: Innovative Solutions for Façades

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Esha Sharma

Esha Sharma

National Key Account Manager - Retail & Major Projects,
TECHNAL in India

Esha Sharma

National Key Account Manager - Retail & Major Projects,TECHNAL in India

Topic: Welcome Address

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Gautam Bhasin

Gautam Bhasin

Regional Director - India,
Inhabit Group

Gautam Bhasin

Regional Director - India, Inhabit Group

Topic: Smart, Informed Procurement: Supply Chain and Market Challenges

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Hiten Sethi

Hiten Sethi

Founder,
Hiten Sethi Architects

Hiten Sethi

Founder, Hiten Sethi Architects

Topic: Impactful Influence of Façades

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KR Suresh

KR Suresh

Regional Director - South Asia,
Avante Façades

KR Suresh

Regional Director - South Asia, Avante Façades

Topic: Influence of Digital Tools & Modelling for Designing Façades

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Khushbu Davda

Khushbu Davda

Principal Architect,
Studio Emergence

Khushbu Davda

Principal Architect, Studio Emergence

Topic: Influence of Digital Tools & Modelling for Designing Façades

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Mathieu Meur

Mathieu Meur

Director,
DP Façade

Mathieu Meur

Director, DP Façade

Topic: The Future of Façades

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Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Senior Technical Program Manager- APAC, Kuraray

Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Senior Technical Program Manager - APAC, Kuraray

Topic: Advance Interlayer Solution for Laminated Glass

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Michael Bischoff

Michael Bischoff

Partner,
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Michael Bischoff

Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Topic: Learning from Mumbai: Case Studies from 15 Years In India

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Mrinalini Ghadiok

Mrinalini Ghadiok

Architect and Design Culturist

Mrinalini Ghadiok

Architect and Design Culturist

Event Convenor & Host

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Nilesh Dongre

Nilesh Dongre

Head Developer Spaces,
Edifice Consultants

Nilesh Dongre

Head Developer Spaces, Edifice Consultants

Topic: Smart, Informed Procurement: Supply Chain and Market Challenges

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Niraj Borikar

Niraj Borikar

Country Manager,
DanPal India

Niraj Borikar

Country Manager, DanPal India

Topic: Translucent Façade Solutions for Optimized Light and Solar Control

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Nivedita Vibhaw

Nivedita Vibhaw

Head Business Development & Marketing,
Fundermax India

Nivedita Vibhaw

Head Business Development & Marketing, Fundermax India

Topic: Cladding High-Rise Buildings

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Qutub Mandviwala

Qutub Mandviwala

Principal,
Mandviwala Qutub and Associates

Qutub Mandviwala

Principal, Mandviwala Qutub and Associates

Topic: Influence of Digital Tools & Modelling for Designing Façades

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Rajan Govind

Rajan Govind

Director,
BES Consultants

Rajan Govind

Director, BES Consultants

Topic: Advanced Design Techniques for New Age Challenges

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Rajeev Trehan

Rajeev Trehan

Senior Associate Architect,
Architect Hafeez Contractor

Rajeev Trehan

Senior Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor

Topic: Influence of Digital Tools & Modelling for Designing Façades

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Rahul Miskeen

Rahul Miskeen

Head – Design & Engineering,
Glass Wall Systems

Rahul Miskeen

Head – Design & Engineering, Glass Wall Systems

Topic: Design & Engineering Importance in Façades

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Russell Cole

Russell Cole

Director - Façades UK,
Arup

Russell Cole

Director - Façades UK, Arup

Topic: How the Façade Industry will Save the World

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Sandeep Navlakhe

Sandeep Navlakhe

Executive Vice President,
Tata Projects

Sandeep Navlakhe

Executive Vice President, Tata Projects

Topic: Smart, Informed Procurement: Supply Chain and Market Challenges

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Sonia Kalia

Sonia Kalia

Principal - Design,
Godrej Fund Management

Sonia Kalia

Principal - Design, Godrej Fund Management

Topic: Influence of Digital Tools & Modelling for Designing Façades

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Vrinda Shetty

Vrinda Shetty

Director - Design and Operations,
Bentel Associates

Vrinda Shetty

Director - Design and Operations, Bentel Associates

Topic: Influence of Digital Tools & Modelling for Designing Façades

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Yatin Patel

Yatin Patel

Founder,
DSP Design Associates

Yatin Patel

Founder, DSP Design Associates

Topic: Future Forward Façade

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Yogesh Jog

Yogesh Jog

Senior Vice President,
CannonDesign

Yogesh Jog

Senior Vice President, CannonDesign

Topic: Influence of Digital Tools & Modelling for Designing Façades

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Schedule

The event agenda is split into multiple sessions separated by networking break-out sessions.

Session 1
(09:30 - 11:00)

08.45 - 09.30
Delegate Registration & Networking
Event Convenor & Host

Mrinalini Ghadiok
Architect and Design Culturist
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09.30 - 09.35
Opening Address
09.35 - 09.40
Welcome Address

Esha Sharma
National Key Account Manager - Retail & Major Projects,TECHNAL in India
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09.40 - 10.00
Future Forward Façade

Strategies with dynamic takeaways from façade across the world


Yatin Patel
Founder, DSP Design Associates
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10.00 - 10.20
Translucent Façade Solutions for Optimized Light and Solar Control

Understanding natural daylighting as a precious commodity

Designing with light in mind

Light and solar control


Niraj Borikar
Country Manager, DanPal India
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10.20 - 10.40
How the Façade Industry will Save the World

How façades have a huge impact on our world through their appearance, role in the performance of a building and impact on the environment

The façade industry's potential to make a huge impact through good designs, decisions and influence

Taking opportunities to make sure the industry can play its part and be a positive force in our societies and good global citizens

Examples and suggest how the industry might improve itself


Russell Cole
Director - Façades UK, Arup
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10.40 - 11.00
Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

Face: Design Identity

Function: Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings

Fashion: Dynamic façades with day/night effect

Safety: Conformity to International fire norms & regulations


Arun Madappallath
General Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari Group
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11.00 - 11.20
Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2
(11.20 - 13.15)

11.20 - 11.40
The Future of Façades

Design process disruptors

Innovative materials

Disruptive construction technologies


Mathieu Meur
Director, DP Façade
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11.40 - 12.00
Imagine Beyond Limits – The Façades of Today and Tomorrow

Addressing the challenges of today's vertical cities

How will future building façades minimize environmental impacts

Future Façades by TECHNAL® from protection, production to unlimited geometrical possibilities


Arvind Kumar
Communication & Business Development Manager - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems
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12.00 - 12.30
Special Keynote
Learning from Mumbai: Case Studies from 15 Years In India

High-tech in Hyderabad: How a vision for an undulating linear building with an energy-efficient glass and aluminum skin launched a decade of development in the now-thriving Gachibowli district, setting a new standard of sustainability and iconic identity for international tech companies in India

Scaling Up: Set on a former mill site in central Mumbai, Lodha Place animates the skyline with three residential towers while energizing the city with a lively shopping boulevard. The project marries local construction practices with material and other advances, including a hybrid megastructure geometry and high-performance façades

Campus as Community: Innovative tech campuses designed for live/work/play point the way toward a flourishing, sustainable urbanism in Bengaluru and beyond


Michael Bischoff
Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
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12.30 - 13.15
Influence of Digital Tools & Modelling for Designing Façades

How were façades designed before the era of digitalization

How is 3D visualisation influencing client aspirations

Can advanced softwares assist in aiding and simplifying façade design

Current status quo of designing façades in India using modelling softwares and tools and their role in aiding sustainable goals

Insight on the future of digital tools in helping designing, executing and maintaining buildings


Moderator
KR Suresh
Regional Director - South Asia, Avante Façades
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Panelist
Rajeev Trehan
Senior Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor
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Panelist
Vrinda Shetty
Director - Design and Operations, Bentel Associates
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Panelist
Yogesh Jog
Senior Vice President, CannonDesign
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Panelist
Qutub Mandviwala
Principal, Mandviwala Qutub and Associates
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Panelist
Sonia Kalia
Principal - Design, Godrej Fund Management
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Panelist
Khushbu Davda
Principal Architect, Studio Emergence
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13.15 - 14.00
Networking Lunch Break

Session 3
(14.00 - 15.55)

14.00 - 14.20
Impactful Influence of Façades

National Cancer Institute (NCI) – Hospital, Nagpur

Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) – Govt. Facility/Institutional Building

Science Centre – Museum


Hiten Sethi
Founder, Hiten Sethi Architects
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14.20 - 14.40
Designing Laminated Glass with Advanced Interlayers

Structural Interlayers

Splinter resistant rlazing (Blast & bullet resistance)

SentryGlas® vs SGP


Malvinder Singh Rooprai
Senior Technical Program Manager - APAC, Kuraray
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14.40 - 15.00
Advanced Design Techniques for New Age Challenges

Cracking complex designs to a workable solutions

Building forms, no limits to imagination

Everything is possible, just approach it right

Built in India, don't look outside


Rajan Govind
Director, BES Consultants
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15.00 - 15.20
Fire Protection of Curtain Wall Perimeter Joint System

Key highlights of perimeter joint standards and test methods

Need for engineered & tested solution in curtain wall system

Best practices to follow w.r.t. design, installation, inspection & maintenance


Ashish Mittal
Director - Engineering, Hilti
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15.20 - 15.35
Cladding High-Rise Buildings

Prerequisites of a high-rise building

Energy efficiency

Fire behavior


Nivedita Vibhaw
Head Business Development & Marketing, Fundermax India
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15.35 - 15.55
Design & Engineering Importance in Façades

Why system design & engineering is important before execution

Understanding the project requirement – Design

Ease & better solution for execution of the project – Design & Engineering


Rahul Miskeen
Head – Design & Engineering, Glass Wall Systems
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15.55 - 16.20
Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session 4
(16.20 - 17.50)

16.20 - 16.40
Solar Façades

Carl Bhesania
Director - Architecture, Talati and Partners
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16.40 - 17.00
Innovative Solutions for Façades

ACT: Innovative and high-quality systems for safe and aesthetically sophisticated fixing of rainscreen façades

Cast-In Channels: Engineered for the most challenging façade connection designs

Firestop: Passive fire protection compartmentation solutions for unitized glazing and rainscreen façades

Anchors: Anchoring solutions for all façade solutions


Edward Thomas Oommen
Manager - Façade, fischer India
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17.00 - 17.45
Smart, Informed Procurement: Supply Chain and Market Challenges

Is the role of the design team dove-tailed to be more collaborative and less confrontational?

Is the design process structured for innovation and brainstorming leading to an optimum procurement strategy?

Does performance driven value generally gets gets placed higher than pure cost?

Is program often well designed to cater to timely procurement and completion of the project

Can sustainability or carbon be a voluntary consideration in design and procurement?


Moderator
Gautam Bhasin
Regional Director - India, Inhabit Group
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Panelist
Dr. Ananya Gandotra
Chief Design and Sustainability Officer, Birla Estates
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Panelist
Dinesh Dubey
COO - West India, Prestige Group
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Panelist
Nilesh Dongre
Head Developer Spaces, Edifice Consultants
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Panelist
Sandeep Navlakhe
Executive Vice President, Tata Projects
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17.45 - 17.50
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference


The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.




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Event Registration

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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.

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Images from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades


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  • Sydney 2019
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  • Singapore 2019

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Architects, Façade Consultants, Developers, Government Officials, Project Management Consultants, Main Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Fire Consultants, Façade Contractors, Cost Consultants, etc. The online registration process needs to be followed to attain your entry pass for the event. Please note that the complimentary seats allocation are under the jurisdiction of the organizers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of INR 15,000 + GST applicable per delegate.

The online registration acts as an “Interest” for attending the conference. An internal system evaluates the registrations received and issues the confirmation/entry pass accordingly. The online registration alone DOES NOT stand confirmed without a confirmation/entry pass email from the organizers.

If successfully approved, it takes a maximum of 4-5 working days for the system to generate the confirmation number/pass. It is advisable to check your spam/junk folders as there maybe chances of the email landing in those folders. If you have not received your confirmation within the stipulated timeframe, please write to the organisers/reply on the acknowledgment email to check on the status.

It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay

No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.

The invitation copy from the sponsors DOES NOT qualify as the entry pass. The invite mentions the registration process at the last page. All the recipients of these invitation copies are advised to follow the online registration process to attain their passes to be able to attend the event.

No. If you are not able to attend the conference after receiving your confirmation number/pass you will not be able to transfer the registration to your colleague.

The registrations start at 0800 hrs. The team at the registration desk will be fully equipped with the details of those confirmed to attend. If your registration is confirmed, you will only be asked to quote your registration number and drop your visiting cards at the registration desk to collect your badge and kit.

Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.

If your firm is on our guest list, then a maximum of 1-4 delegates passes per firm are allocated depending on the firm size. However, the seat allocation is on first come first serve basis.

As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.

Apart from the high standard hygiene protocols and checks from the ITC Maratha team, we will be implementing the standard operating procedures and guidelines mandated by the local authorities to ensure a safe event. Please refer to the detailed safety precautions at the top of this page.

No. The event will be 100% in-person only.

Venue


Registrations start at 8:45 am

Address

ITC Maratha, The Ballroom, Ashok Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

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