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Maharaja Gajsingh of Jodhpur

hh_gaj_singhHis Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur was born on 13th january, 1948, at Jodhpur. He was married to Rajkumari Hemlata Rajye in 1973 and they have two children, a daughter Shivranjani Rajye and a son Shivraj Singh. Maharaja Gaj Singh was educated at Cothill House, Eton College and Christchurch, Oxford and graduated in 1970. He is involved with Medical Care and in this connection has established the Rajdadiji Hospital, Jodhpur. He is very concerned about the environment and has taken a leading role in Drought Relief, Water Shortage Problem Alleviation and Desert Development by the establishment of the “Jal Bhagirathi Foundation”, the “Veerni” and “Sahyog” Projects.

Prince Richard Holkar

Prince Richard HolkarPrince Richard Holkar was born in 1944, and is the sole son of the late Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Holkar of Indore. After studying at Stanford University, he returned to India, and lives between Maheshwar, the ancient capital of Holkar state, and Paris. He has contributed to the revival of the Maheshwari handloom textile, the development of tourism in Maheshwar, and the conservation of the town’s heritage. His interest in the trauma of head injury came about as the result of a dear one suffering traumatic brain injury, to which she succumbed after 5 years.

Shri N.K. Singh

Shri N.K. SinghMr. N.K. Singh is a renowned politician, economist and former top bureaucrat. Presently he is a member of the Rajya Sabha from the state of Bihar. He serves on the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and the Committee on Local Area Development Scheme, the Public Accounts Committee, the Consultative Committee on Finance, the Committee on Rules, the Housing Committee and the Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change. He was also on the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development and the Committee on Public Undertakings.Mr. Singh has been among the country’s top bureaucrats and handled important portfolios such as India’s Expenditure and Revenue Secretary, a Member of the Planning Commission as well as Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Shri K.P. Singh

Shri K.P. SinghPrince Dr. K. P. Singh (Kushal Pal Singh), the Chairman of the Company, graduated in Science from Meerut University and pursued Aeronautical Engineering in England. He was selected to the Indian Army by the British Officers Services Selection Board UK, underwent training as a cadet at IMA Dehra Dun and served in The Deccan Horse cavalry regiment. In 1960, he joined American Universal Electric Company and took over as the Managing Director after its merger with DLF Universal Limited (now DLF Limited). As Chairman of DLF, he is widely credited with spearheading a transformation of the real estate sector in India and is best known for developing the Gurgaon satellite city project in Haryana and his catalytic role in making India the global hub for Business Process Outsourcing.

Shri Deepak Parekh

deepak_parekhDeepak Parekh (69) spearheads India’s premier housing finance company HDFC Ltd., which has turned the dream of owning a home into a reality for millions across the country. Mr. Parekh’s astute business acumen and farsightedness has not only made HDFC the leader in Mortgages, but has also transformed it into India’s leading Financial Services Conglomerate with presence in Banking, Asset Management, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Real Estate Venture Fund and Education Loans. Besides HDFC Group Companies, Mr. Parekh is on the board of several leading corporations across diverse sectors. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals, and Siemens. He is on the boards of Exide, Indian Hotels , Mahindra & Mahindra and international boards of DP World – UAE and Vedanta Plc.. He is also on the Advisory Boards of several Indian corporates and MNC’s.

In addition to being known for his vociferous views seeking standardization and transparency in the real estate sector, Mr. Parekh is dubbed as the unofficial crisis consultant of the Government. Be it his role of reviving Satyam (2009) and getting UTI from the mess (late ‘90s). Mr. Parekh has always been willing to share his ideas and experience to formulate reform policies across sectors. This at times, has also meant advising the Government to take hard decisions. It is his quality of a trouble-shooter that has made him a guiding force and an active member of various high-powered Economic Groups, Government-appointed Advisory Committees and Task Forces

Prof V. S. Mehta

vsmehta-2402051Prof V.S. Mehta Padmashree, M.B.B.S, MS (Gen Surgery), Mch (Neurosurgery) born on 5th December 1949 joined the Deptt of Neurosurgery at AIIMS in 1981 as a Lecturer. He received his Neurosurgical training initially at S.M.S Medical College Jaipur and later at AIIMS New Delhi under Prof P.N.Tandon & Prof A.K. Banerji. With his excellent achievements in Academics he was selected as Prof of Neurosurgery in 1992 and appointed as Head of department in 1994 and Chief of Neurosciences center at AIIMS from 2001 to March 2006 when he took voluntary retirement. The Neurosurgery department headed by him was not only one of the best Neurosurgery department in India but in South east Asia as well and well known all over the world. He is presently working as Director Neurosciences at PARAS HOSPITALS Gurgaon and Consultant Clinical Professor at National Brain Research Center (N.B.R.C.) at Manesar.

Prof V. S. Mehta is pioneer in surgery for Brachial plexus injuries in the country. He has demonstrated excellent results for aneurysm surgery especially for Giant intracranial Aneurysms and his results are comparable to the best in the world. He has also shown excellent result in Insular Gliomas and Brain Stem Gliomas which is one of the most delicate areas of the brain. He has contributed a lot to the development of Micro neurosurgery in the country. He was first one to start Micro Neurosurgery laboratory training Programme in 1981. which led to many neurosurgeons to get training in micro Neurosurgery in the country. Prof V.S. Mehta is first one in the country to popularize Day care / Short stay surgery in Neurosurgical Practice.

Kanwar Dhananajaya Singh

kanwar_dhananajaya_singhKanwar Dhananajaya Singh was born in December 1968 and was educated at The Doon School, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He currently lives in Jodhpur and manages his family’s interest in land and real estate, including the well-known boutique hotel, Raas. He is an amateur historian and writer, and has among others, authored the book “The House of Marwar – The Story of Jodhpur”.

Kr. Dhananajaya Singh accompanied Yuvraj Shivraj Singh to Mumbai and New York after his accident in 2005, and subsequently twice to London for rehabilitation. He continues to assist in the planning‎ and co-ordination ofYuvraj's ongoing multi-disciplinary Rehabilitation Program. Over the years, he has acquired substantial first-hand knowledge of Neuro Trauma & Rehabilitation, especially from the perspective of the patient and family, which is invaluable to the IHIF.