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Bangalore Hospice Trust​ is run by a board of Trustees, each an expert in his/her own field. They are united and committed in their ongoing endeavour to make Karunashraya an outstanding hospice offering world-class palliative care service in the country.

Board of Trustees

Kishore S.Rao


Gurmeet Singh Randhawa

Managing Trustee

Dr. Nagesh Simha

MS(Gen Surg), MSc Pall Med (Cardiff), FRCP (Lon)

Medical Director

Kala Devarajan


Karunashraya Trustee - Latha Jagannathan

Latha Jagannathan


Peeyush Jain


K. Ajith Kumar Rai


P. Sridhar


Kanchan Bannerjee


Department Incharge

Mathew George Chandy


Dr. Seema Rao

Assistant Director – Education & Research

Georjo Pius Viapana

General Manager – Public Relation & Resource Mobilization

Girish B.K

General Manager – Administration & HR

Sudharshan D.P

Facility Manager

Dr. Babita Varkey

Associate Medical Director

Sangeetha N

Nursing Tutor

Michelle Normen

Psycho-oncologist & Lead-Counseling Services

Our diverse and talented team has more than 140 staff members, full-time and part-time – all with their own unique skills and expertise.

Majority of our workforce is made up of nurses, consultants and doctors in palliative medicine, as well as social workers, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists. They work alongside fundraisers, housekeeping team, catering staff, maintenance workers, administration staff and others to ensure that our journey in free-palliative care goes on uninterrupted.

Without our team of 60+ volunteers who give their time tirelessly in all manner of roles – from assisting in our kitchen, manning the tills in our shops, to lending a hand at our many fundraising events, we wouldn’t have made it so far.

Karunashraya Team