About US

‘JAGDAMB, MUMBAI’ is a registered charity trust with the Charity Commission of Maharashtra. Though we have very few material assets in the form of Dhols and Tashas, Toll Trolleys, along with turbans and shellas for every performer, we are rich in terms of very committed manpower of hundreds of devoted youth. ‘JAGDAMB, MUMBAI’ has a disciplined three tiered Management system.

1. Board of trustees

2. Management Committee

3. Activity circles

All the activities go through this system of bifurcation and decentralization of power. Projects are allotted to individual activity circle to enhance their leadership and management skills backed by Management committee and Trustees.


President: Avdhut Chavan

He is an practicing architect by profession and an avid trekker. He is extensively connected to many educational & social organisations. Due to his long experience in public life, he is well aware of organisational techniques. We utilize his knowledge and experience in building a good and cohesive team and three tiered Management structure.

Vice President: Shekhar Nanoti

He is a professional travel expert with excellent man management skills. He is also an avid trekker. He is complete team man and knows the pulse of the every team member well. He has been bestowed the responsibility as the ‘PATHAK PRAMUKH’ and Lead Tasha Player.

Vice President: Jay Bhoite

He is a qualified MBA and Instrumentation Engineer, designated in the hierarchy of a Major Industrial Corporate. He is an avid trekker as well and a passionate Dhol performer. He has been bestowed the responsibility as Dhol lead Player.

Secretary: Abhijeet Mehendale

He is internationally recognized certified fraud examiner and IT professional. He is originally from Pune and has been associated with Dhol Tashaa Pathak movement over two decades. He was also one of the founding member in Dhol Tashaa Pathak, Pune . He is a wonderful Dhol performer and passionate about teaching this art to as many youngsters as possible. He has been bestowed responsibility of being lead trainer of our group.

Deputy Secretary: Rishikesh Surve

He is a software engineer by education and great web development talent; is leading his own website development business at very young age. He also has experience in working in event Management Company. Has a perfectionist attitude, critical and analytical mind. All this makes him a backbone of all the events organised by ‘Jagdamb, Mumbai’. He is also an important member of the team forming the core strategy.

Treasurer: Shailesh Narvekar

He is a self made bullion merchant, probably the youngest member of the Bombay Bullion Association. He has an extrovert lively personality and considered to be a soul of the organisation. Besides being a very tight fisted, he is a practical finance manager of the Trust. He shares a very good rapport with a full group and enjoys voluntarily bestowed veto powers from patrons and management.

Deputy Treasurer:  Soumil Bhagwat

He is a son of renowned chef and is a budding super chef himself. He is a award winning graduate in hotel management coming from very respectable and culturally rich family of leading book publishers. He is presently acclaiming his post graduation in culinary arts in Canada. He is passion personified for Maratha culture and passionate lover of Dhol-Tasha music. He is an inspirational idol of almost all in Jagdamb for his persona and a genius. He has been bestowed the responsibility as Dhol lead.