Board of Trustees

Anant Nevatia

Prominent real estate developer for more than 15 years who one day said ‘enough’. Now provides primary healthcare to more than 20,000 rural Bengal patients….a month. Currently the President of Rural Health Care Foundation, an organisation that provides diagnosis, treatment and medicines to rural underprivileged patients at a subsidised cost.

Mahesh Pansari

Mahesh Pansari, Director of Primarc Projects Pvt. Ltd. has vast experience and profound knowledge about the real estate industry. He brings on board his unique vision, management practices and global approach for augmenting the function, expansion, diversification and management of the organization. was a pioneer in setting up the real estate division of the group in the late nineties.

Mudar Patherya

Garbage cleaner. Garden-restorer. Stock market analyst. CSR columnist. Corporate communications consultant. Mudar believes that it is the small everyday instances of philanthropy that can kick-start movements and make the world a better place. Being a communications professional, he believes that agencies like his (Trisys) have a potent role in transforming communities by helping NGOs communicate better, mobilise funds and strengthen their sustainability.

Mudit Bagla

Vasu Publicity was floated by Mr. Mudit Kumar Bagla in the year 1999 as an advertising agency specialising in print media releases. Mr. Bagla, with his media-savvy mega mind and a decade’s worth of field experience with Indian Express newspaper prior to starting his own venture, is a valuable addition to the Kolkata Gives Team.

Mukti Gupta

One of the most dynamic woman entrepreneurs in Eastern India. Mukti Gupta is a part of the promoter family of Mukti World and Park Plaza Hotel in Kolkata. Besides, she is also the founder of Help Us Help Them, an NGO that provides education to the underprivileged in urban and rural Bengal.

Pawan Agarwal

Director of N.K. Realtors, the largest realty company in Eastern India. Despite his busy schedule he is actively associated with different philanthropic projects. Member of the Board of Trustees of Anant Education Initiative and Rural Health Care Foundation, organisations working towards providing education and healthcare to underpriviledged rural people respectively. Also donates to the Annamitra programme of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation.

Saurav Dugar

Currently a part of the promoter family of PS Group, one of the most credible real estate companies in Kolkata. A young and dynamic business entrepreneur, Saurav Dugar feels that interventions in the social sector involve dedication and networking. He is also one of the funders of Chhaya, an organisation in West Bengal working in the area of animal care and rehabilitation.

Shyam Sunder Agarwal

CEO of Himalaya Paper Company. Himalaya Paper Company is the merchant of paper and Paper Board. It represents Messrs M/s. JK Paper Ltd., M/s Emami Paper Ltd and M/s Trident Limited. Other group companies are involved in manufacturing and export of CI Engineering Products. The group also have a private brand “ROXX” which is one of the leading brand in Houseware and Tabletop business in India and also represents the world famous Japanese brand “Noritake” in India. The Group also deals in LED lights under it’s own registered brand “OPTILUXX”. Mr. Agarwal’s years of expertise and business acumen will help Kolkata Gives scale new heights.

Somnath Sengupta

Somnath Sengupta worked as a banker for nearly 39 years and was the CFO and a Director on the Board of Axis Bank, one of the largest private sector banks in the country.He now spends a large part of his time in the social sector – an area that deeply interests him. He is also on the Board of a small finance bank and a non-banking financial company.

Karan Goenka

A young and dynamic entrepreneur who believes that it is our responsibility to leave the world in a better place than what we found it. He is the founder of F-Street, a menswear apparel brand and is responsible for retail operations at Citi Style, a value retail chain. He co-founded Chalo Padhe and is a board member of Help Us Help Them, NGOs that provide educational opportunities to underprivileged children in East & Northeast India.