Shri Jitendra Thakkar
Shri H. N. Nandkumar
Smt. Pramila Joshi
Shri Sunil Kothari
Shri Suresh Kini
Shri Arvind Bellad
Shri Guru Mahipatiraj Eye Bank Research Foundation Trustees:
1. Dr. M M Joshi
Bijapur district, Karnataka. India. M.M.Joshi got his graduation from Baroda and post graduation from Bombay, had his training as Registrar in Surat and Bombay. He worked with notable Ophthalmic Surgeon in Bombay. This built in him the confidence and an un-comparing attitude on quality.After a long thought, he decided to come to Hubli – Dharwad as his ‘Karma Bhumi’ -leaving lucrative offers from many corners. At this point of time perhaps he was the first postgraduate in Ophthalmology in the whole Karnataka.He was first to start exclusive ophthalmic hospital as a Consultant Doctor.It was a humble beginning, with long struggle to establish. Gradually he became a legend for his hard work & quality services. His coming to Hubli Dharwad was a boon to the society. He is not only a good surgeon but also an Institution builder.Though he was moderately rich man, he wanted to be self – made man, which he is today.
As a Proprietor, he started a small clinic which grew bigger and bigger and today he has built an enviable Institute of 60 beds with all specializations, well equipped with all the latest equipments and nationally reputed consultant doctors group. This is one of the biggest private sector Eye Institute.Today, his Institute attends 400 out patients and operates over 50 patients per day. His contribution is that he has put Hubli Dharwad on the Ophthalmic Map of India.
His Institute can cater to any eye problem. No patient needs to go to any big place for any complication. Institute gets several referral cases from all corners of the catchment’s area. His Institute has earned the reputation of being most dependable center for Eye care services.
His selection of Men and equipment is amazing. His man management is so human that there is least turnover of personnel. His style of management is democratic under proprietorship. His culture is uncompromising for quality and consideration for affordability of the community is evident.In short his long struggle, commitment to build an institution, has benefited the public of Hubli Dharwad.
His Institute has been recognized for postgraduate training in Ophthalmology NBE-New Delhi. Dr. M. M. Joshi believes strongly in continued education updating the latest technology. At least two large scale continuing Medical Education programs are conducted every year in the institute. Institute encourages consultant doctors to present quality papers in various national Conferences. The greatest quality of Dr. M. M. Joshi is teaching young aspiring ophthalmologists to gain confidence to be on their own. He was a postgraduate teacher at “KMC” Hubli, for 6 years.
Equally visible is another facet of Dr. M. M. Joshi. He firmly believes that he owes a lot to the community and wants to express his gratitude in terms of services to them. He has chosen poor needy people from rural masses and slum areas for his services to community.
He has amazing statistics of his community service. So far he has conducted 300 free eye camps, checked and advised over 5 lakhs people and operated over 2,00,000 patients. Patients in free eye camps, get free operation, free food and travel for self and a person who accompanies them.
Dr. M. M. Joshi’s ancestors gave eyes to many people to see one’s inner self. Now in this, era Dr. M. M. Joshi gives sight to see this beautiful, world with the back ground of his family, he believes that one should not lose his eye because of one’s poverty. Hence, his quality of work for paying patient and free patient remains the same.
2. Shri Krishnachar Raghavendrachar Gandamali
Date of Birth: 23-09-1923
Place of Birth: Nimbal, Bijapur District, India
Occupation: Retired Primary School Teacher
3. Shri K T Patil
Date of Birth: 21-06-1936
Place of Birth: Bellulli, Indi Taluk, Bijapur District, India
4. Shri Jitendra L Thakkar
Date of Birth: 31-08-1944
Place of Birth: Khamgao, Vidharbh, Maharashtra
Business Interest: He is chairman and Managing Director for Elveety Group of Companies. At Present manufacturing biscuits for Parle Products Ltd. Mumbai. Company has been awarded National Productivity Award from National Productivity Council.
Prestigious N S Srivastava Memorial Award for the best SSI Unit for the year 2001.Wind Power: First Company from North Karnataka to venture into Windpower Sector.Rubber Processing: Acquired sick unit, converted into thriving unit with esteemed clientele list.Participation:
- Trustee for Karnataka Gujarat Seva Samaj, Hubli
- Managing Committee member for North Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association, Hubli
- Managing Committee member for North Karnataka Management Association, Hubli
- Managing Committee member for Federation of Biscuit
- Invitee for Karnataka Chamber of Commerce, Hubli
- Council member for Indian Wind Power Association, Chennai
5. Shri H N Nandkumar
Qualification: Bsc Chemistry with distinction for Karnatka University Dharwad
- Founder partner Vibhava Group established in 1988.
- Trustee for Adamya Chetana Foundation, Bangalore.
- Building committee chairman & Management Committee member of Hubli Education Society.
- Director Hubli Cricket Academy
- Management Committee Member of Hubli Sports Club
- Founder Trustee Knowledge Park of India Trust, Bangalore.
- Treasurer, Sha Damji Jadhavji Chhedda memorial Rastrothana Blood Bank.
- Secretary and Management Committee member of Karnataka Gymkhana Association, Hubli
6. Smt Pramila Joshi
7. Shri Sunil Kothari
8. Shri Suresh Nagappa Kini
Date of Birth: 11 -02 – 1946
Place of Birth: Udupi
Qualification: BSc Bombay University, LLB Karnataka University, Dharwad
Secretary of GSB Samaj, Managing Committee Member, Hubli Sports Club and Rotary Member
9. Shri Arvind C Bellad
Date of Birth: 03 -07 – 1969
Qualification: Mechanical Engineering from SDM College of Engineering & Technology
PGDBM from INSEAD, France
Profession: Managing Partner for Bellad and Company
The Bellad Group is having around 600 Employees
Branches / Divisions at 24 Locations
Annual Turnover is 300 Crores Plus