Ishwar Ramlutchman was born in Kwa- Dukuza.[1], South Africa, on the 8th February 1976, at the Stanger Hospital. Both his parents Chintha and Ramlutchman Kissoon were poor. He is the 3rd of 7 children. His dad passed away at the age of 39 whilst Ishwar was in Matric.

His mother could not afford to send him for tertiary education and he immediately went out looking for work to help support the rest of the family.He was fortunate to find employment at Tony Motor Spares (Mtubatuba-1994) and later at Pipetec (Empangeni-1995).

In 1998, he was retrenched and needed to earn a living. He went to the late Sri Swami Sahajananda[2] who was his spiritual master and mentioned that he wanted to start his own business. He was advised that he “should do everything correctly and success would be his”. Thus, AC Industrial was borne on the 1st June 1998.

When Ishwar started AC Industrial, he had no premises, transport or finances. It was through the kind assistance of his supportive friends that he was able to make AC Industrial a reality.It was during this trying time that Ishwar met his wife, Eswari.

He started from nothing. She patiently stood by him whilst the business took priority. She has seen him through his tough, difficult and uncertain times and has always motivated him to persevere.

Mr Ishwar Ramlutchman started AC Industrial Sales and Services in 1998 as an independent, privately owned organization and has successfully provided solutions to several municipalities and communities as well as private organizations in KwaZulu-Natal


Philanthropic Work

Sivananda World Peace Foundation

Ishwar Ramlutchman, made a commitment to the late Swami Sahajananda, his beloved Swamiji, to undertake the installation of eight Sivananda Peace Pillar’s across South Africa. The Sivananda Peace Pillars are seen as a beacon of unity in diversity.

The first of eight pillars, contains inscriptions from the worlds major religions and is the first in a country wide project.The four ton granite pillar, 3,5m high, is inscribed with prayers from the world’s major religions, and is erected in honor of Swami Sivananda and the late Swami Sahajananda, who contributed extensively towards community upliftment in South Africa.


  1. The Provisional Government Humanitarian Award by Premier JS Ndebele

  2. The Humanitarian Award by The City Of Umhlathuze

  3. The Humanitarian Award by Uthungulu District Municipality

  4. The Humanitarian Award by Umkhayakude District Municipality

  5. The Humanitarian Award by Prince MG Buthelezi, House of Traditional Leaders

  6. The Hindu Business Leadership Award by the South African Hindu Forum

  7. The Ganesha Award by the South African Hindu Forum

  8. Business Excellence Award by MEC For Finance and Economic Development KZN

  9. People’s Choice Award from Zululand Chamber of Business Foundation (2007 & 2010)

  10. Award from South African Police Services, Richards Bay (2010)

In 2016 King Goodwill Zwelithini Ka-Bhekuzulu has appointed Zululand philanthropist Ishwar Ramlutchman as the head of the Zulu army and a full member of the iziNyosi regiment.This was announced during Ramlutchman’s 40th birthday celebration held in Umhlanga last month, where the King honoured him as his son, and officially welcomed him as ‘Prince Ishwar Ramlutchman Mabheka Zulu’

.Ramlutchman is known for his philanthropy and humanitarian work, reaching the poor, needy and destitute in all communities. 

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