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.
He is the Secretary of The Poona Blind Men’s Association & PBMA’s H. V. Desai Eye Hospital.
He is pharmacist and has a research mind.
He had his upbringing with Shree Balkoba Bhave brother of Shri Vinobha Bhave. A guardian by heart and is a Vaishnav by behaviour.
He joined the organization in the year 1986 and helped in its development and expansion.
He was a right hand to Late Mr. N. P. Pandya, and helped in raising funds for the organisation.
He is the founder of Mapro Foods Pvt. Ltd., Panchagani.
He is also instrumental in resource mobilization for the organization.
He has been in social work since the last 50 years. He always accompanied Mr. Pandya in all the activities of PBMA will always be an asset to the organisation.