Know the BGFI Team

‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’, a famous quote by
Gandhiji and actively followed by the BGFI members. Passionately
working in various fields, the members are highly motivated and
inspired to join hands with the visually challenged and bring about a
The BGFI core members are enthusiastically working in various public
and private organizations and are passionate to empower persons with
blindness in India.

Vishal Kumar Jain, President.

Vishal has done his MBA from IIM, Lucknow and currently working with a
Multy National Company as Senior Manager, HR Analytics. He loves
adventure sports.

Suhas Karnik, Vice President

Suhas, is a Bachelors of Arts from Mumbai University, L. L. B. He has
retired from Bank of India, Mumbai as Senior Manager. Suhas enjoys
singing during leisure time.

Payal Jethra, Honorary Secretary

Payal, currently working with a reputed public sector bank, as
Operations Officer is Bachelors in Arts from Mumbai University with
specialization in English Literature. She also holds a P. G. Diploma
in Journalism from K. C. College, Mumbai. Payal is passionate about
reading books and is a blogger.

Ajay Minocha, Honorary Secretary

Ajay has done his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Indore and
is currently working as an Investment Banking Analyst with Royal Bank
of Scotland. He is passionate about technology and actively imparts
technical skills to the visually challenged. In his leisure time, Ajay
loves to travel and read on a variety of subjects.

Aditi Shah, Honorary Secretary

Aditi has completed her Masters of Science in Information Technology
from University of Mumbai and currently works as a Product Manager
with Iraje Software Consultants. She is a all-the-time technology
enthusiast and also trains persons with visual impairment for the use
of Assistive technologies. In her free time she loves reading
fictional as well as non-fictional books.

Saveeta Rao, Honorary Treasurer

Saveeta, a graduate from Mumbai University is a Bachelors in Commerce.
She is a home-maker.
During leisure time, Saveeta busies herself reading books. She loves
to listen to music and crochet.

Dinesh Saraiya, Executive Committee Member.

A Masters of Arts in Economics from Mumbai University, Dinesh is
currently working with a reputed public sector bank as an Officer.
Meeting with people and socializing are his hobbies.

Shaila Dsouza, Executive Committee Member

Currently working with a reputed public sector bank as Deputy Manager,
Shaila is a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University and also holds
a P. G. Diploma in H R Management. In her leisure time, she enjoys
reading fictional novels and listening to music.

Sanjeev Chaodhari, Executive Committee Member

Currently working with Atos, a multinational company as software
analyst, Sanjeev is a Bachelor of Arts from University with
specialization in Philosophy & Political Science. In his free time, he
enjoys Listening to fictional stories and reading current affairs.

Abhimanyu Rao, Executive Committee Member

Abhimanyu, who is currently working with Bureau of Indian Standards as
Accounts & Admin Assistant, is a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai
University. He also holds a P. G. Diploma in HR from Wellingkar
University. Abhimanyu’s hobbies include singing, trekking, playing
cricket and basket ball.

Santosh Salian, Executive Committee Member

Santosh, a Bachelor in Commerce from Mumbai University, is currently
working with Reserve Bankof India as an Assistant. His hobbies include
travelling to places and socializing.

Sadaf Khan, Executive Committee Member

Sadaf has completed her masters in Industrial Psychology from Mithibai
College and currently works as a HR executive at
she aspires to hold a reputable position in the domain of HR and
utilise her skills and knowledge to the best.
in her leasure time, Sadaf enjoy’s singing, reading nonfiction novels,
reading and keeping updated with recent psychological research and
listening to meusic.

We also have invitees who have been active core members of BGFI

Harish Kotian

Harish is an Assistant General Manager (Information technology), at
Reserve Bank of India. He occupies himself with amateur Radio,
trekking and mountaineering during leisure times.

Tanya Balsara

Tanya who enjoys music and chatting runs Tanya Computer Centre at
Jogeshwari, Mumbai to impart computer training to the visually

Paresh Satra

Paresh is an entrepreneur who is an Authorized dealer of Samsung. His
hobbies primary include being abreast of current affairs and listening
to music.

Sagar Sodah

Working with Lead School as a Senior NodeJS Developer, Sagar is a passionate about how technology can create social impact. In his fre time he loves reading books.