About Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation

About The Foundation

Nargis Dutt Memorial 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.

Unfortunately, she did not live long enough to see the evolution of her dream. After her demise, her husband Sunil Dutt, who recently passed away, established The Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation through various chapters in USA, UK, Canada, Germany and Holland to keep Nargis's dream alive.

About The Foundation

NDMF Board of Directors with Honorees, Guest and Mrs. Priya Dutt, Member of Parliament