The Mumbai unit of the Samajam, formerly known as “Kerala Pisharody Samajam, Mumbai unit” came into existence on 07th August 1982, at an auspicious function held in the prestigious Poddar College Hall at Matunga in the presence of the then office bearers of the parent body, namely Sri A P K Pisharody (President), Sri K P K Pisharody (Vice President), Sri K R S Pisharody (Secretary) and the Ex Mayor of Mumbai Sri M Madhavan, who presided over the occasion.

Thus, the Mumbai unit was registered under the Mumbai Public Trust Act 1950 and Society’s Registration Act 1860, with the founder President (Late) Shri P.M. Pisharody offering his residence as the registered address.

The unit was rechristened to “Pisharody Samajam, Mumbai” after approval of Charity commissioner on 2nd September 1995. Today, amongst all the units under the parent body, the Mumbai unit stands at the top in terms of memberships, overall activities and achievements.


Mumbai Unit was adjudged as Best Unit among the Samajam Units during 2005 and 2012.

Medical Assistance:

Extending its presence into the social and humanitarian circles, the Mumbai Unit had its first breakthrough on 22 March 1998 by conducting a medical camp in the Municipal Lower Primary School at the remote Javsai Village in Ambernath which was attended by 19 doctors. Around 242 people had the privilege of availing medical aid. Further on, one more medical camp was organized in the same place on 21 December 1999 which was attended by 12 doctors and around 600 people availed medical aid. Medicines worth Rs. 80,000 were distributed free of cost with the assistance of a team of medical representatives.

Also, a BLOOD DONATION CAMP was conducted in association with Pushpak Bal Udyan & KEM Hospital– Borivali on 6 December 1998 which attracted about 56 donations.

Further initiatives undertaken include:

  • A financial assistance scheme started on 10th April 1988.
  • A Medical reimbursement Benefit Scheme started on 15th July 1989. Medical assistance is given to the needy member to the tune of Rs.10,000/- per member per annum. Have also assisted number of members and non members in case of emergency by collecting special contribution from members.
  • P.A.Pisharoti memorial fund for treatment of cancer started in 2004 by the family members of late Shri P A Pisharoti, founder member and past President of the unit, to render financial assistance to the needy and deserving cancer patients in the community.

Educational Assistance & Awards: Educational assistance is given to the needy and deserving children every year. Mumbai unit have constituted the following awards for the children of the members of the unit-

  • Late Smt. Lakshmikutty Pisharasiar Memorial Award, sponsored by Late  P A Pisharoti for student who score highest mark in SSC – Rs1000/-
  • Late K P Gopalan Memorial Award, sponsored by Shri. K P Raghavan for student who score highest mark in HSC (Science) – Rs.1000/-
  • Late Smt. A P Malathy Pisharasiar Memorial Award, sponsored by Shri. A P Raghupathy for student who score highest mark in HSC (Commerce) – Rs.1000/-
  • Late M P Gopala Pisharody Memorial Award, sponsored by Shri. A Unnikrishnan for student who score highest mark in B.Com – Rs.1000/-
  • Late K N Pisharody Memorial Award, sponsored by Shri. T U Pisharody for student who score highest mark in B.Sc – Rs.1000/-
  • Late Shri P.M. Pisharody Memorial Award – Sponsored by family members for the student passing with highest mark in Engineering (any discipline) – Rs. 1000/-
  • Late Shri Kannambra Rama Pisharody Memorial Award -Sponsored by Shri. Vinod Ranganath in memory of his grandfather Late Kannambra Rama Pisharody for the student scoring highest marks in Maths in SSC. – Rs. 1000/-
  • Late Smt. Malathy Venugopalan Memorial Award- Sponsored by Shri. Venugopalan in memory of Late Malathy Venugopalan for the student scoring highest marks in English in H.S.C.-Rs. 1000/-
  • Late Shri T P K Pisharody Memorial Award -Sponsored by Smt. Valsala Pisharody in memory of Late T P K Pisharody for the student scoring highest marks in English in SSC -Rs. 1000/-
  • Late Smt. Saraswathi Narayana Pisharody Memorial Award- Sponsored by Smt. Jayasree Mohandas and Family For Student who score highest mark in HSC Arts, B.A (All streams)Rs. 1000/-
  • Late Smt. Thankam R Pisharody Memorial Award- Sponsored by Shri. Vinod Ranganath in memory of his grandmother Late Thankam R Pisharody for the student scoring highest marks in Science in SSC – Rs. 1000/-
  • Shri. Nandan K Pisharody Educational Award – Sponsored by Shri. Nandan K Pisharody for the student passing with highest marks in 9th Standard.- Rs.1000/-
  • For Student who score highest mark in  M Com & LLB, BMS, BDS, B.Ed  – Rs.1000/- by Samajam.


The following students have won prestigious APM and other awards constituted by Centre in various years.

List of students from Pisharody Samajam, Mumbai who won academic awards/scholarships instituted by Central Committee


APM Scholarship

Sunita Unnirksihnan


APM Scholarship

Anitha Ramanathan


APM Scholarship

Sreejitha Mukundan


APM Scholarship

Aparna Narayanan


Kerala Varma Award (Sci)

Anoop Achuthan


APM Scholarship

Sidhaarth Pishaarody


Kerala Varma Award (Com)

Sunil Sadanandan


Kerala Varma Award (Sci)

Vivek Narayanan


Kerala Varma Award (Com)

Soumya Anand


APM Scholarship

Shashank Satyaseelan


AP&NP Scholarship

Nisha Narayanan Kutty


Kerala Varma Award (Com)

Sreeja Gopalakrishnan


Dr. K.N. Pisharody Memorial Award for Science

Vivek Narayanan


Lakshmikutty Memorial Award (B.Com)

Nitin Haridas


KN Pisharody Memorial Award for Science

Arun Achuthan


T. Bharatha Pisharody Memorial Award

Harikrishnan Gopalakrishnan


B.Com Award

Rohit Raghavan


B.Com Award

Sreeja Gopalakrishnan


Dr. K.N. Pisharody Memorial Award for Science

Reshma Jayakumar


Hindi Rashtrabhasha Award

Srikant Bharathan


A P M Scholarship

Poornima Unnikrishnan


Kararcheri Meenakshi Amma Smaraka Sanskrit Award

Anjali Venugopal


Kattoor BalakrishnaPisharody& Padinjaroot     VijayalakshmiPisharasiyar Smaraka +2 Award

Asha Devadas


A D Pisharody Smaraka Award (English)

Athira Sasidharan


Dr S K Pisharody Smaraka Award (Science)

Pisharath Srilakshmi


N Rama Pisharody Smaraka Award (Maths)

Priyanka N Pisharody


Rashtra Bhasha Award (Hindi)

Suvek Venugopalan


Karanchery Meenakshi Amma Memorial

Pisharody Sooraj Gopinathan


Karanchery Meenakshi Amma Memorial

Ashwathi Sadanandan


Kattoor BalakrishnaPisharody& Padinjaroot     VijayalakshmiPisharasiyar Smaraka +2 Award

Vysakh Vinod Pisharody


M P Gopala Pisharody Memorial SSLC Award

Anushka Sanjay


A D Pisharody Smaraka Award (English)

Anakha Maniprasad


Karanchery Meenakshi Amma Memorial

Sarath Sasikumar

Cultural Wing
A sub-committee of the unit called “Cultural Wing” was constituted on 14 August 1994 which segregated into itself the cultural interests of the unit. A vibrant mix of all ages, it has been in the forefront in exercising intellect as well as developing and enhancing young talent in the unit.  Various competitions in the fields of fine art, music, dance, indoor games, quiz etc were among the regular programs constituted and conducted by the wing.  Of late they are conducting Annual Programs every year in different areas of Mumbai.

Starting 1986, the Mumbai Unit decided to integrate all the Mumbai Pisharodies by publishing a directory containing the contact details and family information of the members. Mumbai unit was one of the first units to release a Directory of the members’ way back in 1986.  Since then it was updated in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2007 and 2014.  The latest edition was published on 30th November 2014. Those who would like to have a copy of the directory through post may contact the Secretary or write to  with a DD/MO in favour of “Pisharody Samajam” payable at Mumbai for Rs.150/- (Rs.50/- + Postage charges Rs.100/-)per copy.


In January 1984, a rented accommodation was arranged keeping in mind the requirement of an office room as well as an open arm for those who come to Mumbai to fulfill their dreams but had no place to stay. Unfortunately, these premises had to be surrendered in January 1988 due to the difficulty in meeting the maintenance expenditure.

Further, in 1991, a plot of land at Ambernath measuring 502 sq. yards was purchased. In the following year a compound wall was constructed to the said plot. The same was disposed off in 2018 after recommendations from AGM since Samajam could not develop the plot due to various geographical and logistical constraints.

Thanks to the wholehearted support and magnanimous donations from the members, today, the unit can proudly boast of having their own premises in Shivalaya Building at Gandhinagar, Dombivli which was acquired  and inaugurated it on 21st January 2007.

Gestures of Humanity

The Mumbai unit, like its parent body, has rendered its humanitarian responsibility towards the rehabilitation of those affected by natural calamities and wars. The unit has made generous contributions to:

(i)            Prime Minister’s Relief Fund during Kargil war

(ii)           Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during Latur earthquake

(iii)          Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during Gujarat earthquake

(iv)          Conducted a Food, Cloth and Note books distribution program at Khanduchiwadi and Chinchwadi villages at Shahpur, Thane Dt. on 11th December 2011 and distributed food and clothing & note books to 110 families in the said villages.

(v)           Donated 75 Bench-cum-Desk to Anudanith Aadivasi Ashram School, Talavali, Tokawde, Murbad on 23rd June 2018.

(vi)           PE&WS “Kerala Flood Relief Fund” to help victims of Kerala flood August 2018.

(vii)          Kerala “Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund” during Kerala Flood of August 2018.

Further, the unit has also provided extensive contribution through the co-operation of members towards various welfare activities at the centre including:

  • Contribution to the Central Office At Trichur
  • “Home For Homeless Scheme” of PE&WS (Pisharody Educational and Welfare Society, a charitable society established as a sub unit of Pisharody Samajam in 1980)
  • Contributed majorly to the Pension Corpus of PEWS.
  • Construction of Guruvayur Guest House  which is the first project of  PP & TDT (Pisharody Pilgrimage & Tourism Development Trust, established as a sub unit of Pisharody Samajam in 2002)

In short, right since its inception, the Mumbai unit of the Pisharody Samajam has always been setting a fine example in every front that other units could always look up to.  The entire credit goes to the whole hearted support and co-operation of each and every member, who have time and again proved the good old saying that unity is indeed strength. Today, the unit has reached a position where sky is the limit and it proudly upholds the Samajam’s moral “Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya” – from darkness to light.

To help the unit achieve success in all the spheres of life, let all of us members pledge our sincere wholehearted support.

Governing council Members

No. of Members

714 (713 Life & 1 Ordinary) as on 31-03-2020


A.P. Raghupathi

Res.Add: A/4, Om Shanti Apt., Gavanpada, Mulund East, Mumbai-400081.Tel: 25635029 [R] 09820530416[M]e-mail :  

Vice President

K P Ramachandran,

2, Steven Apartments, Om Aditya CHS Ltd, Diwanman, Vasai Road West- 401202, Palghar Dt. Mobile:8806876979  e-mail:


T V Maniprasad

Flat No. 202, Padmashree, Plot No.62, Sector-44A, Nerul West, Navi Mumbai-400706. Tel.  [M]9833110599

Jt. Secretary

T P Sasikumar

3, Gani Ayi Chhaya, Patil Wadi, Pendse Nagar, Dombivli East-421201. Dist. Thane. Tel:0251-2475670[R] 09869942219[M]


V P Muraleedharan

D-59, New Devroop CHS Ltd, Relief Road, Daulat Nagar, Santacruz (West), Mumbai-400054.  Cell: 09004359099 e-mail:


Area Committee Members :
Shri Soman M P- Area : Anushakti Nagar-Chembur -Dadar Res. Add: 10-D, Almora, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai-400094.. Tel:09819126071 email:

Shri V R Mohanan Area : Colaba- Borivli Res. Add: B-302, DSK Haritha, Near Gokul Paradise, Thakur Complex, Kandivli East, Mumbai-400101. Tel: 022-28542491[R] 9323049788[M] e-mail:

Shri Kutty Krishnan P P Area : Dahisar-Virar Res.Add: Row House No.5, Dickdan Row House Complex, Michael Colaco Road No.2, Opp: Nazreth Girls School, Near Ayyappa Mandir, Barampur, Vasai Road (West). Tel: 0250-2382762[R] 9322145001[M]

Shri Arun Raghupathi – Area: Ghatkopar-Kalwa Res Add: A/4, Om Shanti Apt., Gavanpada, Mulund East, Mumbai-400081.Tel: 25635029 [R] 08879707068[M] e-mail :

Shri Nandakumar V P Area: Navi Mumbai Tel:09821970718 email:

Shri Radhakrishnan P Area : Kalyan-Ambernath Res.Add: A/601, Rajshree Dhara, Tejpal Nagari, Netivli Shil Road, Post: Katemanivli-421306. Kalyan East, Dist. Thane. PIN-421306. Tel: 8425815982[M] email:

Shri Ramesh Pisharody Area: Dombivli  Res Add:  Flat no. 201, Nav Sheethal CHS Ltd, Nr. Registrar’s office, Gandhi Nagar, Dombivli East – 421 201. Tel: 8281540573

Smt. Mini Sasidharan, 303/304, Meera Shree CHS,
Nandivli Road, Near Nandivli Telephone Exchange, Dombivli East, Thane Dist. PIN-421201.

E x Officio: P Vijayan, 201, Ornella Vasant Oasis, Makhwana Road Makhwana ,Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai-400059.  Cell: 09869172398 e mail :

Cultural Wing Co-Ordinator : V P Sasidharan, 304, Meera Apt., Near Nandivli Tel. Exchange, Dombivli East-421 201,Dist. Thane. Tel:0251-2886098 Mobile:09867296725 /

Members: T P Sasidharan Vasai Mobile:9763939059 email: C P Sasikumar Vasai Mobile: 9867039001 email:  Vatsala Krishnakumar Borivali Mobile: 9892147527 email:  Sandhya Ramesh Borivali Mobile: 9619430708 email: 

Ravi Pisharody Dombivli Mobile: 09969004977

Chairman – Welfare Committee:  Shri Unnikrishnan K P, Flat No. 102, Bldg. No. 5, Vasant Vihar Triveni CHS, P&T Colony, Gandhi Nagar,  Dombivli East. Dist. Thane-421201 Res. Tel: 0251-2431663[R] 9920022766/ 9920788938[M]

Members: Ajit K Pisharody, Unnikrishnan K P

Shining Star from Mumbai

Sandhya Ramesh