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Villy Doctor, Founder,Chairperson and Managing Trustee

Villy Doctor, a psychologist, educationist and therapist is the founder of Light of Life Trust. Her doctoral studies on ‘Psycho-biological changes through meditation’ showed her inclination towards the spiritual side while her master’s degree opened up various teaching opportunities for her. A lecturer at St. Xavier College, her career path led her to holding the position of head of the psychology department at Sophia College. During her tenure,

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Gayatri Ruia,Trustee

An energetic entrepreneur with excellent media and communication skills, she has been with the Trust since the very beginning. On the professional front, she has been instrumental in the development of High Street Phoenix, a high-end mall, which houses many internationally renowned fashion outlets.

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Jitendra Mehta,Trustee

He is a leading businessman and Chairman of Special Projects – Rotary Club Bombay Sea Face. He has been involved in the adoption of villages affected by the Gujarat earthquake and has raised funds for those affected by the devastating Asian tsunami.

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Sujal Shroff,Trustee

A real estate designer and developer, he specialises in boutique, residential and corporate office developments. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing, which is the leading developer body for Mumbai and the state, which has him playing an active role in Mumbai’s urban planning.

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Manoj Murrarka,Trustee

A successful entrepreneur, he heads B & K Securities Ltd. and comes from a long line of philanthropists.

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Mr. Vali Merchant, Hon. Secretary

He was a faculty member at Burhani College of Commerce and Economics for seven years and is a practising Chartered Accountant.

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Mrs. Jaya Ahuja, Hon. Director

A part of the Trust since the inception of Project Jagruti and Anando, she is responsible for the mobilisation of resources,global relationships, liaising with corporates,managing events and project operations.

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Mr.Punit Anand,Legal Advisor/Counsel

A graduate from Government Law College, Mumbai, he enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in 1989.Successfully running his own private practice since 1991 with a host of corporate and multinational clients. Punit does a lot of pro bono work and joined LOLT as the legal advisor. In 2008, he was invited by founder Villy Doctor to work for the Trust.

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