NEW YORK (TIP): The Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Foundation (NDMF), a pre-eminent non-profit that strives to improve and upgrade cancer treatment and care in India, has a new President.
The election of Hussain Baqueri as NDMF President has been announced by outgoing President Sher Singh Madra and the Election Chair and Past President, Peter Bheddah. Baqueri, hitherto NDMF’s General Secretary, has been actively associated with NDMF for the past 7 years, including as a donor.
Taking over the New York based charitable organization, Hussain said in a statement that as President he looks forward to working towards fulfilling the dreams and aims of the foundation which was launched in 1981.
To accomplish that, he sought the continued support of the NDMF board and the community at large. The outgoing President Sher Singh Madra congratulated Baqueri on his election and wished him the best in taking forward the laudable work of the foundation.
Madra also thanked the NDMF board and the community for support extended to him during his tenure. Hyderabad born Baqueri began his career as a commercial pilot. Immigrating to the US in 1977 he acquired an MBA in Finance & International Business. Currently, he is the Vice President of Client Services for North and South America at Jet Aviation, a General Dynamics company which manages aviation assets globally.
Baqueri also runs several minority?owned small businesses including Sir Speedy Printing & Marketing Services in Plainview, NY, and is affiliated with several charities and networking groups across the Tri?State area. NDMF was established in 1981 in the memory of cine star Nargis Dutt who died of cancer, by her husband Sunil Dutt, actordirector- turned-politician.
Over the last 33 years, NDMF has completed 56 projects in India valued at more than $5 million. As a policy, the foundation gives financial assistance to only charitable hospitals in India, that too in the form of equipment.