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Founding Board

The Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital was founded in the days of the Indian Freedom Struggle. Our founders were all, without exception, leading lights of the freedom movement.

The first Prime Minister of India and the builder of modern India. Pandit ji laid the foundations of a modern and progressive republic. From donating land for the hospital to starting the cancer wing, Pandit ji shaped the Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital.

Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
Founding Trustee

Grand-daughter of the legendary  Grand Old Man of India, Dadabhai Naoroji, Ms Khursheed A.D. Naoroji was a freedom fighter who worked closely with Khudai Khidmatgar and Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan in the North Western Province in pre-partition India.

Miss Khursheed A.D. Naoroji
Founding Trustee

The first CM of Gujarat, Dr. Mehta worked as a personal physician to Mahatma Gandhi and was jailed twice during the freedom struggle. Apart from serving in various political capacities, he also served as the Indian high commissioner to the UK from 1963 to 1966.

Dr. Jivraj N. Mehta
Founding Trustee

Remembered as Mahamana, Malviya ji was the founder of the Banaras Hindu University where he served as the Vice Chancellor from 1919 to 1938. Mahamana also founded The Leader an English-newspaper published from Allahabad in 1909.

Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya
Founding Trustee

Dr Katju was a prominent lawyer and served as Union Minister for Home and Defence, in his long and illustrious public service career besides serving as the CM of Madhya Pradesh and Governor of Orissa and West Bengal. A prominent freedom fighter, he spent several years in jail and was a part of the famous INA trials.

Dr. Kailas Nath Katju
Founding Trustee

Bharat Ratna Dr BC Roy served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for 14 years. A highly respected physician and a renowned freedom fighter, he is considered the architect of West Bengal and founded five eminent cities including Durgapur. National Doctors’ Day is celebrated on his birthday.

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy
Founding Trustee

Vijaylakshmi Pandit was the first woman President of the UN General Assembly in 1953 and she had many firsts in her illustrious public service career. Younger sister of Pandit Nehru, she served as India’s ambassador to the Soviet Union (1947-1949), USA & Mexico (1949-1951), UK & Ireland (1955-1961) and Spain (1958-1961).

Smt. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
Founding Trustee

Jamnalal Bajaj was an industrialist, a philanthropist, and above all, a freedom fighter who was like a son to Mahatma Gandhi. He gave up the title of Rai Bahadur in 1921 during the non-cooperation movement. He founded the Bajaj Group of companies in 1926, which has grown into one of the largest companies in India.

Shri Jamnalal Bajaj
Founding Trustee

A life-long soldier of secularism and Hindu-Muslim unity, Shri Mahmud was played a role in crafting the 1916 Lucknow Pact between the Congress and the Muslim League. In 1923, he became a Deputy General Secretary of the AICC along with Pt Nehru.

Dr. Syed Mahmud
Founding Trustee

Grandson of Dadabhai Naoroji, Jal AD Naoroji was an entrepreneur and a freedom fighter who was arrested in 1932 as he was seeking to take India into the airline age.

Shri. Jal A. D. Naoroji
Founding Trustee