The Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation
The Foundation was established in 1981 in memory of Nargis Dutt, a famous Bollywood movie star of India. She gave numerous memorable performances in movies including Mother India, which was nominated for an Oscar in 1957. She was a very caring human being whose dream was to see that the best available medical care can also be provided to under privileged and needy people. While undergoing specialized medical treatment in New York for cancer, Mrs. Dutt articulated her dream and repeatedly expressed her regret that the medical care that she was able to receive was unavailable in her Motherland. Her deep concern for the sick and disabled led her to set definite goals towards making improved medical services available to the poorest in Inda. She already had considerable work to her credit in rehabilitation, and education of handicapped children in India.Know More
About Smt. Nargis Dutt
Born Fatima Rashid in Allahabad to singer Jaddanbai and Mohanbabu, Nargis first made her film debut in Taqdeer (1943).
But it was not until Mehboob Khan’s Andaaz (1949) that she became a star. Her fine portrayal of the modern girl in the film, where she is caught between Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar followed by Barsaat (1949).Read more
Shri. Sunil Dutt
The Members of the Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation and its supporters lost a member of their family this year. On May 25, 2005, Sunil Dutt, Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, India and Founding Patron of the Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation Passed away in Mumbai, India.Read more
Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust