Trustees

Chairperson
Shri Justice P.N. Bhagwati
Former Chief Justice of India Chairman
The Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati; b.21st December,1921; s.of late N.H. Bhagwati; married Prabhavati Shethji; three daughters Parul, Pallavi and Sonali; secured 2nd position in Matriculation in Bombay, graduated in Maths. (Hons.) in Ist class from Elphinstone College, Bombay in 1941; appointed a Fellow of the same college; whilst doing M.A. in Maths. courted arrest during the National Freedom Movement in 1942 and went underground for four months; took his Law Degree in Ist Class from Government Law College, Bombay; practised at the High Court, Bombay; became a Judge of the Gujarat High Court on 21st July, 1960; became Chief Justice of Gujarat on 16th September, 1967; became Judge of the Supreme Court on 17th July, 1973; was Chairman of the Legal Aid Committee appointed by the Government of Gujarat for suggesting ways and means of providing free legal aid and advice to the poor and weaker section of the community; acted as Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee for running the Pilot Project of free Legal Aid and Advice in Gujarat; Chairman of the Judicial Reforms Committee set up by the Government of Gujarat; Chairman of the Gujarat Kendra of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan; connected with several educational institutions in Ahmedabad; Chairman of the Harilal Bhagwati Institute of Journalism conducted by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Ahmedabad; at one time Member of the Senates of the Gujarat University and the M.S. University at Baroda;Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 12.07.1985. Retired on 20.12.1986.

Smt. Justice Leila Seth
Former Chief Justice of Himachal pradesh
Justice Leila Seth was the first woman judge on the Delhi High Court and the first woman to become Chief Justice of a state High Court. Born in Lucknow in October 1930, she joined the Bar in 1959. When in India, she was a junior to Mr Ashoke Kumar Sen when Mr Sen used to practise during his absence from the central cabinet of India. Previously she was junior to Syed Akbar Imam, grandnephew of Syed Hasan Imam. She was the first woman to top the London Bar exams in 1958. She handled a large number of Tax matters (Income Tax, Sales Tax, Excise and Customs), Civil, Company and Criminal cases as also Matrimonial suits and writ petitions. In 1978, she was appointed as the first woman judge on the Delhi High Court. In 1991, she was appointed the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh.

Dr. V. Mohini Giri
Chairperson,Guild of Service
Chairperson National Commission for Women

Shri Murlidhar C. Bhandare
Managing Trustee
Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare (born December 10, 1928 in Mumbai) is an Indian politician. He was a senior Indian National Congress leader from Maharashtra, and a former Rajya Sabha member from 1980 to 1994 for three terms during 1980-1982, 1982-1988 and 1988-1994.He practices as Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of India and was President of Supreme Court Bar Association for two terms. He was appointed Governor of Odisha on August 19, 2007, and continued till 9 March 2013.and sworn in on August 21.

Shri Rahul Bhandare
Trustee Secretary