Rtn O P Khanna – Fondly called ‘ Karamyogi’, OPK is an octogenarian and a bundle of energy and mental strength. Besides being on the Board of nine companies, he spends part of his time with some professional bodies in advisory capacity and devotes the balance time with four NGOs; for Rehabilitation of destitute children & destitute seniors; Vocational training of poor school/college drop outs and organizing heart surgeries for the needy poor heart patients. He also gives free consultation to needy sick units aspiring for turnaround as this is his forte professionally.
Dr. Joseph Xavier An extremely humble, compassionate and god respecting person, Dr.Joseph is a premier Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Head of the Division of Pedi-atric Cardiac Sciences’ at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore. He is one of the founder trustees of Needy Heart Foundation and started by performing selfless free surgeries for the poor . He realized the need to raise money so that nobody would be denied medical help just because they were not able to afford it and joined hands with Dr.Devanand and Mr. Khanna to evolve NHF. Needy Heart Foundation was formed and has never turned away any poor patient thereafter.
“I must say that it’s been a long journey here and I believe it was possible because each one of us at the Needy Heart Foundation believed in our heart of hearts that we will be able to help if we put our hands together and get others to join us.” – Dr.Joseph Xavier
Dr. Devanand a dedicated down to earth individual and talented Surgeon, he is cur-rently Head of Dept.-Cardiothoracic surgery at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He is one of the founder trustees of NHF. Known for his unique ability to perform full range of both adult and pediatric cardiac surgery of highest complexity with results compara-ble to international standards he has performed over 7000 cardiac operations some of which are first of their kind in the state and/or the country. He is the only cardiac surgeon to have performed an open heart surgery on a 29 week old (900 grams) baby and a 90 yr old man successfully in our country. He has a special interest in neonatal heart surgery and aortic surgery.
Mr. Rajendra Kotaria is a successful Industrialist and entrepreneur. He established ‘Optics & Allied Engg Pvt Ltd’ in 1985 that manufactures Optics and Polymer Precision Optics for Aerospace, Avionics and Defense application, Air Bus Industries. Optical Instrumentation. Optical Filters for HIV Detection, Colorimetry etc. He is the Board Member and Trustee of Needy Heart Foundation almost from the start.
Mr. Ramaiah a Chartered Accountant by profession has a very vast experience in handling Finances in various capacity in corporate. He has vast interest in servicing the poor and needy. He is the Board Member and Trustee of Needy Heart Foundation.
Mr. G.J Raja – a gem at heart and a quiet giver (besides Needy Heart Foundation, he supports health care and educational initiatives) is the M.D of Maruthi Electrodes Pvt Ltd and a construction company Praja Infotech Pvt. Ltd. He is also Managing Partner of Maruthi Impex . He is the Board Member and Trustee of Needy Heart Foundation.
Mr. Ramesh Agarwal – Chairman Heart Surgery Project- RBI – A highly dedicated, energetic and resourceful gentleman who after a fulfilling career dedicated his time and energies to work in Rotary. For the last 5 years he has mobilized funds to enable heart surgeries. Starting with 100 surgeries a year, he has mobilized funds to enable a minimum of 250 surgeries this year thru RBI, a commendable achievement no doubt.
Mr Lal Chand Dadlani – Managing Director of St. Marks Hotel, Bangalore and highly generous soul, he along with his family support multiple charities without any fanfare. Seeing his commitment to the cause of needy poor heart patients, he was invited to join the NHF Board. It was only after becoming a part of NHF that he felt real involve-ment in service to the needy poor. In his own words “I am indeed proud to be a part of an NGO that has saved over 8000 lives in the last few years.”
PDG Rajendra Rai – A dedicated Rotarian, currently the Asst Regional Rotary Foun-dation coordinator for Zone 5 in India as well as Sri Lanka, he has executed many District driven humanitarian Projects. His association with the Needy Heart Founda-tion started in the year 2010 -11. He played a major role in helping Rotary Clubs to apply for Matching / Global Grants to enabled heart surgeries.
Rtn. Chandrashekar Vishwanath – Managing Director of Shekar Logistics Pvt Ltd, Prakruti Industries Pvt Ltd & Pranav Earthmovers Pvt Ltd. and PARTNER – M/s. Viswanatha Iyer & Co, he still finds time and energy to be a part of the Board at Needy Heart Foundation. He has been supporting heart care patients for many years.
Mr Jagadeesh - a long term associate of NHF, he joined the NHF Board in 2015. He has been helping NHF in various ways. His contribution to enhancing funds through his contacts with various Corporates has been a lifesaver for many cardiac patients.
Rtn V Krishna Moorthy – His association with Needy Heart Foundation started through Rotary Heart Care Program and the Pacemaker Bank, which he headed. Inspite of a heavy responsibility being the Managing Director of M/s. Repromen Offset Printers Pvt. Ltd, he is an active Rotarian involved in various Rotary charitable activities. With over a 10 year association his advice is important to the functioning of NHF. He was also involved with Counseling of people with suicidal tendencies.
“Needy Heart Foundation is a dynamic foundation ever evolving and always ensuring promised services. Never have I seen anybody denied services. It’s been heartwarming working for the needy serving in whatever capacity possi-ble, whether it is enabling pacemakers, counseling those who need it monetari-ly or enabling awareness through this kind of booklet. Needy Heart Foundation will always have my support”. – Rtn V Krishna Moorthy