Trustees

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Dr. 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.

Syeda Hameed
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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.

Prof. Mridula Mukherjee
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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.

KTS Tulsi
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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, a former Member of the National Commission for Minorities and the Governing Council of the Indian Council of World Affairs.

Vinod Sharma
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Gurdeep Sappal was the Officer on Special Duty to the former Vice President of India, Sh. Hamid Ansari. He was also the former CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Rajya Sabha TV and the Editor-in-Chief of Swaraj Express. He is the Executive Trustee of Samruddha Bharat.

Gurdeep Sappal
Executive Trustee
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Pushparaj Deshpande is the Managing Trustee and Director of Samruddha Bharat. He has worked on policy and politics with various legislators, a consulting firm, the Congress Party etc. He is the editor of the Rethinking India series and writes for numerous dailies. He studied at Oxford University, St. Stephen’s College and the Doon School.

Pushparaj Deshpande
Managing Trustee

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