Praveen Nair

Ms. Praveen Nair

Founder Trustee of Salaam Bombay Trust

Praveen Nair is a Founder Trustee of SBT. Her daughter, Mira Nair's film Salaam Bombay brought forth the harsh life of children living on the streets and motivated Ms. Nair to bring a difference to the lives of children living on the streets. She and Sanjoy Roy, established the Trust with three staff and 25 children in 1988.

Her involvement in the development sector spans six decades during which she spent a considerable amount of time in Orissa and headed various development related committees for Red Cross, DAV Public School and Deaf and Dumb Association - reaching thousands of children and families. Her resolve and continued commitment over the years has helped the Trust grow and expand to cater to a large number of street children. She has been a passionate advocate of street and working children's rights in various policy and legislative forums of Delhi. Her intensive involvement in SBT's operation has helped in formulation of child-centric policies and programmes. She has led the organisation by example and her zeal and dedication to work for children motivates one and all at the Trust.

Her contribution to the sector was recognized by the President of India when SBT was awarded the National Award for Child Welfare in 2011. She lives in Delhi with her two sons and their families and greatly looks forward to her great grandson's visits from Bombay.