Board of Directors


Capt. Manohar Mahajan Chair-Board of Directors

Capt. Manohar Mahajan was born in Pune, India where after completion of high school studies he joined the Indian Merchant Navy. During his tenure in the Merchant Navy he pursued higher studies in India and finally in Scotland he received the highest education in the shipping field - Extra Masters with Prince Philip Charles Medal for topping all over the United Kingdom. He also gained membership to prestigious Institutes of the United Kingdom such as Nautical Institute and The Chartered Institute of Transport. In his professional career Capt. Mahajan rose from being a Cadet on board ships to a ship Captain, and finally a ship owner. He is presently operating and managing his shipping company established some thirty years ago. He has served as a President of SCOF (Samunder Club of Florida Inc.), an organization of the merchant marine officers of Indian Origin in South Florida. Capt. Mahajan, after travelling all of the world, arrived and settled in Miami in 1986. In Miami he pursued MBA degree at the University of Miami, which he completed with a Salutatorian award and was subsequently inducted into the honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. Since 1989 Capt. Mahajan has been actively involved with the Indian Community in South Florida. He and his wife Sarita are the founders of Florida Indo-Cultural Society Inc., an organization founded for the propagation of Indian culture in the area, actively working since 1993. He is a Trustee Member of Miami Lakshmi Narayan Temple. He is also a founder of Shri. Ramchand & Smt. Prakash Devi Mahajan KVSCAA Scholarship Trust, a Trust to award scholarships to excelling as well as financially needy students in India. Capt. Mahajan is actively involved in charity work in Miami and in India through his Rotary Club Miami Airport, where he served as President for two terms and has been the Foundation Chairperson since. Under his leadership several Rotary Global Grants were executed in India to help poor children, farmers, hospitals dealing with Covid-19, dialysis centers, mobile blood donation, and children with congenital heart diseases. Manohar Mahajan is passionate about learning and sharing the values and principles of Sanatana Dharma by furthering the vision and mission of IHU.

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