OUR FOUNDER

Satinder Bajwa

Satinder Pal Bajwa is a renowned figure in the world of squash. Having coached the Harvard University squash team for over a decade, Baj - as he is known to most people - moved to India to give back to the community through the sport that he has dedicated his life to. Baj was born in India but moved to the United Kingdom at a very young age, where he completed his schooling. Thereafter he moved to the United States of America as a squash player, and later as a coach. As a player, in the 1980s he was ranked on both the North American hard ball.. Read More

Our Board

Alisha Mashruwala
Director & CEO - ‎OnCourse Vantage Pvt. Ltd, 2011 Harvard University, 2007 The Taft School, 2004 The Bombay International School “Alisha graduated from Harvard University with a B.A in Psychology and a secondary field in Economics in 2011. While at Harvard, she was the captain of the women’s squash team, and an All-Ivy/All-American player. She had the opportunity to visit Khelshala during its inception (2010) and since then, has always felt a personal connect to the organisation and the cause.” - Read More
Darius Pandole
Managing Director - JM Financial Investment Managers Ltd, 1988 Harvard University,1992 University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business Former Indian Junior Champion “Mr Darius Pandole has been the Managing Director at JM Financial Investment Managers Limited since joining in August 2016. Darius was the partner of New Silk Route Advisors since its inception in February 2007, and focusing on private equity opportunities in the Indian sub-continent out of the Mumbai office. Darius previously worked at IDFC PE Ltd., which he joined in February 2003.” - Read More
Supriya Booth
Technology Manager at Education Elements, 2008 Harvard University, 2012 MBA Stanford University “Supriya Booth has been a Board member at Khelshala since 2010. She is passionate about the role of technology in international development. She is currently leading business development and strategic partnerships in India for Flextronics, with a focus on mobile products and mobile internet.” - Read More
Anil Nayar
President, Turnkey Consultants Ltd. 1969 Harvard University. Arjuna Awardee, U.S. & Indian National Champion “Anil’s presence on the Indian, North American and International Squash Racquets scene has been felt over a period spanning the last four decades. Two fiercely competitive Harvard / North American legends Victor Niederhoffer and Anil Nayar played in the finals of a Harry Cowles Hardball Invitational in 1972. Seven years later ” - Read More
Aashish Kamat
CEO UBS AG, India “Aashish is the CEO for UBS in India. In this capacity, he is responsible for all aspects of the business and relationships with clients, regulators, and other key stakeholders. He joined UBS as of June 2011 in Hong Kong, as its Chairman for Financial Institutions Coverage, Investment Bank” - Read More
Akhil Behl
CEO Ayana Hospitality “CEO Ayana Hospitality,  2001 Trinity College, 2006 MBA INSEAD, Former Indian National Squash Champion. Akhil Behl is the CEO and co-founder of Ayana Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. He leads the Indian JV, influencing the design process of hospitality ventures from concept level.” - Read More
Niraj Shirgaokar
Managing Director of The Ugar Sugar Works “Managing Director of The Ugar Sugar Works, Bombay University, Over 35 National Squash Champion. Niraj is the Managing Director of The Ugar Sugar Works Ltd., the parent organization of the Shirgaokar Group with interests in sugar, power, ethanol, IMFL, foundries and I.T.” - Read More
Mr. Gaggan Pal Sidhu
Director of Milagro Interactive, Rochester Institute of Technology “Gagganpal Sidhu attended the B.S, International Business & Marketing programme at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY USA. Over the last 20 years, he has worked in operations & production management, sales & marketing. He has been a Board member at Khelshala since 2014.” - Read More
Mr. Bharat Pal Sidhu
Director of Milagro Interactive, London School of Economics (LSE) “Bharat Sidhu attended the BSc. Economics (Hons) programme at the London School of Economics (LSE). With close to 18 years of professional experience in marketing, technology, digital media, advertising, and consulting, he is committed to pursuing digital technology to service mid and large sized enterprises globally” - Read More

Honorary Board

Yogendra Durlabhji
Managing Partner, K. S. Durlabhji, 1979 Cambridge University “My motivation to be involved with Khelshala is very simple. I think it is a fantastic project. Khelshala has taken two ends of a spectrum, one end of which is a disadvantaged child, and another, squash, the most exclusive sport in the country. Any attempt to bring the two closer together is a challenge, an opportunity, and something that I would love to be part of” - Yogendra Durlabhji

OUR Ambassador

Saurav Ghosal

Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian player to claim a place in the world’s top 20 when he rose to a World No.16 PSA ranking, in February 2013. His highest world ranking has been 15, as of December 2013. He became the first Indian ever to reach the quarter-finals at the World Championship in 2013, narrowly losing out to Ramy Ashour. Saurav is coached by Malcolm Willstrop, father of current World No. 6 James Willstrop, and his career has come on leaps and bounds since Willstrop senior took over the coaching reins.. Read More

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Our Volunteers

Suman Kapila

Hindi/ Punjabi TutorQualification:
M.A in Punjabi, Punjab University
M.A in Music, Punjab University
M.A in Hindi, Guru Nanak University, Amritsar

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