TRF Trustee 2018-22.  Rotary Club of Bombay

“Our Glorious Foundation – Continuing to do Good”

Gulam A. Vahanvaty joined his family’s scrap processing and ship-breaking business and later diversified into other enterprises. In 1978, Vahanvaty traveled to Indiana as a member of a Group Study Exchange, which he describes as “a life-enhancing experience” that made him want to join Rotary.

A Rotarian since 1979, he oversaw a record contribution to The Rotary Foundation of $654,000 as district governor.

He has also served Rotary as regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, committee chair and member, and training leader.


Vahanvaty has received Rotary’s Service Above Self Award and the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He and his late wife, Haseena, are Benefactors and Major Donors to the Foundation.