Our Team

Governing Body

Board Members

Vasundhara Raghavan
CEO, Founder

Brought aspects of kidney disease to public fora and laid the foundation for KWF. Has authored several books on this cause and is dedicated to bringing about policy changes.

G Srinivas Raghavan
Co-Founder & COO

Comes with an engineering background and will engage in developing systems for managing the NGO with complete transparency.

Ranganathan Raghavan
KWF Board Member 

Chairman & Managing Director, Vijay Tanks and Vessels Ltd

Prof Ramabhadran Thirumalai
KWF Board Member 

Associate Professor of Finance (Practice). Deputy Dean of Academic Programmes and Deputy Dean of Mohali Campus, ISB; Board of Directors, CDSL Ventures Ltd

Executive Decision Makers

Maryann Manasseh
Communications Director

Enabler of exploratory work to initiate significant programmes to take the organization closer to its’ objectives

Naval Joshi
Chief Technology Director

Gives the NGO the technological advantage to keep us ahead of the times

Shantanu Saha
Human Resources Director

Creates opportunities and advises on a structure to adequately address growing organizational needs.

Social Workers

Rajshree Minaksi Dave
Yangchen Dolma
New Delhi

Advisory Board

Reeta Dar
Advisor Organ Donation

Will spearhead Organ Donation Laws for any public engagements. She has served the Government for 32 years and is backed with a Doctorate in Organ Donation and Transplantation.

Ganesh Nerur
Financial Advisor

Brings in his huge experience from Banking Sector to provide guidance in financial matters.

Madhavi Salunke
Psychological Counselor

A kidney patient with a qualification to encourage and set many people on the right direction to find joy and peace

Voices of KWF (Hosts for events)

Ally Sequira
Deepak Chawla
Merlyn Paul
Sachin Rao
Shalini Singh
Amit Misra

Driving Digital Marketing

Ananya Malaviya
Chandralekha Das
Supriya Sen

Website Management

Kumar Sambhav Verma
Aishwarya Mathur

Content Writers

Harshit Bhatia
Reni George
Maryann George

Accounting Head

Brijesh Gadhia
Administration & Banking

A resolute resident of Maharashtra, he is always in the front when it comes to lending support to any cause relating to kidney disease.

Media Heads

Anjali Uthup Kurien
Media Director & Motivational Counsellor

An influential voice for patients aided by her work at Sunny Foundation and her profession as a Radio Jockey.
Sejal Jobanputra
Social Media & Research

A warrior on dialysis, she has been tirelessly working for the welfare of dialysis patients. Her research is on organ transplant laws, donor acceptance rules and systems followed by major hospitals.

External Affairs

Jitender Chugh
Consultant & Founder

A social worker from Delhi, his work with Human Care Foundation involves helping thalassemia patients, conducting blood-donation drives and health camps.

Advocacy Panel

KWF welcomes India’s leading Nephrologists to work alongside to lend credibility to its body of work. The foundation has reached a position of repute, and is recognized for its aspirational work towards health being of the kidney community. 

All the doctors have secured the top most honour in individual capacities. They will lead KWF in raising its voice to the right authorities, and be the advocates of our appeals to bring about policy changes which make our objectives achievable.

Dr D S Rana
President, KWF

MBBS, MD – Medicine, MNAMS – Nephrology
Chairman, Department of Nephrology
Chairman, Board of Management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi
Padma Shri Award in 2009
Dr BC Roy National Award 2014

Dr Sundar Sankaran

Consultant Nephrologist
Head – International Transplant Services, Manipal Hospitals
Adjunct Professor of Nephrology
Ex-Chairman Indian Society of Nephrology SC

Dr. Vijay Kher

Chairman, Nephrology, 
Medanta Kidney & Urology Institute

Dr. Rajan Ravichandran 

Head of Nephrology,
MIOT Institute of Nephrology, Chennai
Founder of Sapiens Health Foundation

Dr. Umesh Khanna 

Nephrologist/Renal Specialist 
Lancelot Medical Centre, Mumbai
Founder Mumbai Kidney Foundation

State Coordinators

Anandalal Banerjee
Uttar Pradesh

Retired DGP from Uttar Pradesh, he is an informed speaker on issues related to kidney disease and dedicated in his support to the patients.
Bhagwan Reddy

He is closely associated with Cheyutha Foundation for Organ Transplants and is dedicated in his endeavour to ensure benefits for kidney patients.
Chandralekha Das

A teacher by profession, she has been working through social media to market and create awareness about kidney health.

Karamjeet Kaur

A teacher by profession, she is determined to improve the lives of kidney patients. She enables the supply of medicines at a discount, guides patients towards available treatment options and conducts events to spread awareness on kidney disease.
Madhab Chakraborty
West Bengal

A social worker and renal healthcare professional, educating dialysis technicians and spreading awareness are his primary objectives. His social work operates under the banner, FRIENDS – An Awareness Foundation.
Monika Verma
Delhi – NCR

State Coordinator for Delhi. She advocates the issues of kidney patients and voices their various concerns.

Mujahid Naqvi Syed Ali

Advocates welfare of kidney patients and facilitates treatment for poor patients. Actively involved in counselling and social work. Associated with Kidney Care Foundation Society (Rajasthan).

Praveen Kumar Singh

Working in tandem with the objectives of KWF, he is eagerly striving towards improving technical facilities in his state, and developing the state as a preferred center for renal transplant.

Sandhya Vasanthakumar
Tamil Nadu

She has extensive knowledge of many aspects of kidney disease. With great communication skills and interest in research, she has been involved in developing awareness programs.
Satyendra Singh Rathore
Himachal Pradesh

Compassionate and hardworking, he is well-informed in the aspects of kidney disease, and has been assisting patients in remote areas.
Vasu Sandur

First Transplant patient to represent India at the World Transplant Games, Sydney in 1997. His Kidney Patients Welfare Association (KA) addresses the needs of patient safety programs by training dialysis technicians.
Virendra Singhal

An advocate for the cause of kidney patients’ welfare. His objective is to improve the existing kidney care facilities in his state, besides educating masses about the disease.

Former Directors

Sejal Jobanputra

A warrior on dialysis, she has been tirelessly working for the welfare of dialysis patients. Her research is on organ transplant laws, donor acceptance rules and systems followed by major hospitals.

Monika Verma
Director, Company Affairs

State Coordinator for Delhi. She advocates the issues of kidney patients and voices their various concerns.

Mujahid Syed Naqvi Ali

He aims to promote living donor transplants through talks at dialysis centers.

V G Chandrasekharan

One of India’s longest surviving renal transplant recipients. Recently appointed as an Ambassador of India by AAKP.


Kidney Patients Welfare Association
#34th Cross, Someshwaranagar,
1st Block, Jayanagar,
Bengaluru 560011
Tel #9844219568
Registered: 1991

Vasu Sandur inherited this trust as a legacy from a group of ardent kidney patients, to carry forward their work of passion, with commitment and care. As President, he works with his team, providing medicines and dialysis consumables at a subsidized cost. They conduct interactive meetings and educational workshops with an aim to help patients manage their disease better. He had a kidney transplant in 1992 and took a contingent of other transplantees to represent India at the World Transplant Games in Sydney in 1997. This was the first time that India became part of World Transplant Games.

Kidney Foundation of Guruvayur
Gokulam Indraneelam,
South Nada,
Guruvayur 680101
Kerala, India
Registered: 2015

Kidney Foundation is an initiative by V. G .Chandrasekharan, a renal transplant recipient of 32 years. The NGO conducts charitable activities in Kerala. Operating from its registered office at Kozhikode, it conducts awareness and prevention workshops on kidney disease and offers assistance to poor and needy kidney patients for their treatments, dialysis and transplant. Their dialysis center in Guruvayoor provides dialysis to many needy at economical rates. 

Kidney Care Foundation Society
Healthline Hospital,
J-180 Adarsh Nagar,
Jaipur 302004
Tel #9828017866
Registered: 2016

Mujahid Naqvi, President of Kidney Care Foundation Society is a kidney transplant recipient who is well versed with the real problems that kidney patients experience. The aim of the foundation is to create awareness through events and nephrologist consultations. Financial assistance is also provided to underprivileged patients. Medicines were distributed and support was provided to patients during Covid19.

Cheyutha Foundation for Organ Transplants
3-11, Don Bosco Nagar,
Rangareddy District,
Tel # 9985574742
Registered: 2018

Bhagwan Reddy heads a strong team of professionals who work for the welfare of people who have had kidney transplants. Subsidized medication for needy, overnight stay at subsidized rates for out-station patients, and working towards government policy changes are their top priority.

Sunny Foundation
1/960, K. B Jacob Road,
Fort Kochi,
Kerala 682001
Tel # 9895700250
Registration in process: 2020

Anjali Uthup Kurian’s Sunny Kidney Foundation from Kochi aims to help people on dialysis and transplant with a holistic solution to live a better life. Special emphasis is given to the mental and physical health of caregivers, which in turn positively impacts patients’ health. SKF helps patients with funds for medicines and their friendly approach is a great support to patients and their families, bringing sunshine to their life.

FRIENDS – An Awareness Foundation
49, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road,
Hotel Capella
Kolkata -700016
Tel # 9830717317
Registration in process: 2020

Madhab Chakrabarti is Secretary of this unique organisation , run by social workers, who understand how this disease is critical and needs society’s attention. They spread awareness of kidney disease, through well-defined programs that aim to educate, and prevent the spread of CKD. 

Human Care Foundation
House No 176, 
Hakikat Nagar, 
New Delhi 110009
Tel# 9810494838
Registered: 2014

Under the leadership of Jitender Chugh, Human Care Foundation (HCF) works in the area of human welfare, with an aim to offer support, save lives, and educate people about serious health conditions. In the past five years, they have arranged for free medicines, all types of tests and investigations, supporting equipment like wheelchairs, walking sticks and many other aids. They have conducted blood donation camps with over 800 units donated, saving more than 200 lives. For COVID19, HCF was involved in sourcing and supply of PPE sets in Delhi.