He founded The Poona Blind Men’s Association in the year 1952 in Pune and was the President of the organization.
He was affectionately called ‘Appaji’ by the blind people.
He was the recipient of Barrister Rustom Merwanji Alpaiwala Award for his outstanding contribution in social work and blind welfare in January, 1980.
He was also the recipient of Louis Braille Memorial Award on 25th May, 1980.
He was the President of The Poona Blind Men’s Association & PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital.
He joined the organization in the year 1966 and spearheaded its growth and development. Various projects were started by him such as Kamla Amul Massand Technical Training Institute of PBMA; Shirdi Sai Baba Home for Aged Blind Women; PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital; PBMA’s Kantalaxmi Shah Eye Hospital at Nandurbar.