Our Trustees

Founder Trustee

Shri N Sugalchand Jain

Founder Trustee

Shri Sugalchand Jain brings the voice and eyes of human dignity to the process of serving poor and needy. Shri Sugalchand Jain, a native from Siyat village Sojat Road in the Pali District of Rajasthan, has settled down in Tamil Nadu for the past six decades.

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Managing Trustee

Shri S Prasanchand Jain

Managing Trustee

Shri Prasanchand Jain is the eldest son of Shri Sugalchand Jain.Shri Jain, a Commerce graduate, started his career in the year 1987. He is the Managing Trustee of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation, which has instituted the Mahaveer Awards for excellence in human endeavour in the fields of Non-Violence & Vegetarianism, Education, Medicine, Community & Social Service and women Social Entrepreneur/ Achiever with Indian Values.

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Shri Gunwant N Damani

Trustee

After completing his education from A.B. Parekh Gujarati Vidya Mandir in 1966, Mr. Damani joined Ideal Cycle House as an apprentice. In 1970 along with his younger sibling he co-founded Swastik Cycle Company. It was in the year 1983 that the Damani brothers entered the lottery business. And, in 1991 along with Mr N. Sugal Chand Jain and Mr Pravin Bhai Chheda co-founded 'Sugal and Damani' group of companies. With an annual turnover exceeding 1000 crores, they diversified in different businesses keeping the lottery business at the core. Well known for his philanthropy, he is a founder member of many social and charitable organizations and has been engaged in various philanthropic activities throughout his life. He is a founder trustee of Bhagwan Mahaveer foundation, Chennai which institutes awards for self-excellence and works in close association with the Cancer hospital and Shankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

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Shri S Vinodh Kumar

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Shri Vinodh Kumar, the younger son of Sri N. Sugalchand Jain, has been actively associated with the management of various businesses run by his father for over two decades, joining immediately after completing B.Com course.

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Shri Pravin B Chheda

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Born in the Kutch district of Gujarat, he ventured in the world of business at a very young age. Initiated in the lottery business as a vendor he slowly graduated to be one of the main promoters of the Sugal & Damani group. He reveals a philanthropic side to his personality from his work as an associate with many charitable trusts and also as the managing trustee of Matushree Makaben Bhimsi Chheda Charitable Trust. He is a very active Trustee of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation and is very committed to identify and encourage people and institutions who are doing altruistic services for the welfare of the weaker section of our society.

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Shri P V Krishnamurthy

Trustee

Shri P V Krishnamurthy, a Retd. Officer of the Indian Accounts & Audit Service has served in a number of important positions in his own department and the Government of India. The posts which he held include that of the Finance Member, Delhi Development Authority, Special Assistant to a Union Cabinet Minister, Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Chief Auditor Commercial Accounts, Accountant General, Madhya Pradesh, Principal Accountant General, Tamilnadu and Senior Executive Director, SEBI. He is at present functioning as the Honorary Executive Trustee of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation. He takes keen interest and guides the activities of various charitable Trusts established by Shri Sugalchand Jain.

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Shri P Pramod Jain

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Shri Pramod Jain is the son of Shri Prasanchand Jain. Born on 15.05.1988 , Shri Jain has completed his BBA degree and Family Management Business from S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. He has gained considerable business acumen and is supporting his other family members in their philanthropy activities.

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Shri V Pratik Jain

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Shri Pratik Jain is the son of Shri S Vinodhkumar. Born on 30.11.1994, Shri Pratik Jain completed graduation from Loyola College in the stream of Business administration. He has gained considerable business acumen and evinces keen interest in the family's philanthropic activities.

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Shri K Nanda Kishore

IAS (Retd.), Advisor

Shri K Nanda Kishore is a retired IAS Officer. He is the advisor to the Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation. He was the first Collector of the newly created district of Perambulur. Later he became the Collector of Tiruchirapalli. He retired as Secretary Agriculture and Agriculture Production Commissioner, Government of Tamil Nadu.

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Shri Paras Jain

Public Relations

Shri Paras Jain, a native of Rajasthan, is a business professional. He has associated himself with many NGOs to involve in various social supports to others. He has been actively involved in extending support to the needy and working towards the betterment of the underprivileged. During the testing times of various natural calamities, he organises relief camps, mobilises men and materials to support the victims of the natural calamities. He also arranges finance to open cow shelters across India and creates awareness among the people on the importance of blood donation. He took efforts in the construction of a cancer hospital in Amaravati, Maharashtra for the benefit of needy people. Many Awards have been given to him for his pioneering service towards the community.