Trustees

  • Gurdeep Sappal

    Gurdeep Sappal was the Officer on Special Duty to the former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari. He was also the former CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Rajya Sabha TV. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of HindKisan.

  • KTS Tulsi

    KTS Tulsi is a Senior Supreme Court Lawyer and a Member of the Rajya Sabha. He is one of the leading criminal lawyers of the country and has formerly served as the Additional Solicitor General of India. Since 1994 Mr. Tulsi has been the President of the Criminal Justice Society of India.

  • Prof. Mridula Mukherjee

    Prof. Mridula Mukherjee was a Professor of Indian History and Chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has also been Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. She has published widely in the areas of agrarian history, peasant movements, social movements and the Indian national movement.

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    Pushparaj Deshpande

    Pushparaj Deshpande is the Managing Trustee and Director of the Samruddha Bharat Foundation. He has worked on legislation and policy with various members of Parliament, a political consulting firm, the Congress Party and Rajya Sabha Television. He studied at Oxford University, St. Stephen’s College and the Doon School.

  • Shyam Benegal

    Shyam Benegal is one of the pioneers of new cinema in India, and widely considered to be one of the finest filmmakers of the country. Problems of development, social and cultural change appear on many levels as a continuing thread in practically all his films, which are mainly centered around the contemporary Indian experience.

  • Syeda Hameed

    Syeda Hameed is a social and women’s right activist, educationist and former member of the Planning Commission. She has also served as the Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2007 for her contributions to Indian society.

  • Vinod Sharma

    Vinod Sharma

    Vinod Sharma is a journalist of 40 years standing. He is currently working as Political Editor in the Hindustan Times. He’s also the regional President of South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA), a former Member of the National Commission for Minorities and the Governing Council of the Indian Council of World Affairs.