Our Team

Mr. Shyam Benegal

Mr. Shyam Benegal, renowned filmmaker and activist for social change, has taught at the Film and Television Institute in Pune and has been associated with ADAPT for many years. He has also directed a film on the organization entitled “The Love We Give for Nothing”.

Mr. V. Ranganathan

Mr. V. Ranganathan was formerly Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra. He has been associated with Dr. Alur‟s work and as the present Chairman of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee, advocates physical accessibility for persons with disability in public places. He is at present facilitating a collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on the mapping of out-of-school children and training of regular teachers.

Mrs. Vera Udwadiais

Mrs. Vera Udwadiais committed to the cause of disability and along with her husband, IRB Member Dr.Farokh Udwadia has been actively engaged in activities at ADAPT.

Mr. Arup Patnaik

Mr. Arup Patnaik, former Director General, Police and Managing Director, Maharashtra State Police Housing Corporation was the 36th Police Commissioner of Mumbai. He is a supporter of social causes, among which disability is one that is close to his heart. Mr. Patnaik is keen to replicate inclusive services in Odisha.

Mr. Nagesh Kukunoor

Mr.Nagesh Kukunoor is an award-winning filmmaker and has been ADAPT‟s Ambassador for the Mumbai Marathon.

Ms. Dia Mirza

Ms. Dia Mirza is an actor and producer and is known for her involvement in social causes. She has been a staunch supporter of ADAPT‟s work and as one of our Ambassadors, has been spreading awareness on disability and inclusion.

Ms. Shonali Bose

Ms. Shonali Bose is an award winning filmmaker of international renown, and has been advocating for the rights of the disabled. She actively supports the activities of the ADAPT Rights Group. Her most recent feature film, Margarita, with a Straw, has been hailed by the disability community across the world for it's authentic, brilliant portrayal of a young girl who happens to have CP, coming to terms with her sexuality. ADAPT is proud to be one of the producers of the film.