Daara Bahadur Patel: Know Your Candidate

The upcoming elections for the position of Trustees of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat are nearly upon us. At Parsi Khabar we are hoping to provide an unbiased platform to the candidates to put forth their thoughts, ideas and a little bit about themselves so that the discerning voter can make up their mind and exercise their vote judiciously, for the larger benefit of the BPP and the entire community in Mumbai. The next candidate in this series is Lion Daara Bahadur Patel

Daara elaborates his stance

DBP 2013 PhotoDaara offers himself to serve our community as “Trustee of Bombay Parsi Punchayet”

Lion Daara Bahadur Patel has a proven track record as a leader par excellence who believes in “SERVICE ALWAYS IN ALL WAYS”

Daara will implement the learnings from experience gained at Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association and Lions Clubs International for the development of our Community.

Popularly known as the “Medicine Man”  Daara has been providing free medicines to the poor and needy since the last three decades.


Will implement the learnings from experience gained at Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association and Lions Clubs International for the development of our Community


  • Impeccable Integrity
  • Excellent Leadership Qualities & PR Skills
  • Team Player
  • Negotiation & Interpersonal Skills
  • Multi – Tasking
  • Innovative

Professional Background:

  • Bestowed with one of the most prestigious awards – “Pharma Professional Of The Decade” by the Pharma Leaders Group
  • Currently working as Secretary-General, Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA), India’s leading Association of over 900 pharma companies
  • Responsible for smooth functioning of the Association, PR Activities, Government Liaison & CSR Initiatives
  • Worked in Senior Leadership positions in various MNCs & large Business Houses
  • Invited to speak Nationally & Internationally
  • Professional achievements have been mentioned in the International Edition of WHO’s Who of the Asian Pacific Rim

Personal Milestones:

  • District Governor (2008-09) of Lions Clubs International, Mumbai, heading 70 Clubs
  • PRO & Editor – Multiple Bulletin (2009-10) of Lions Clubs International
  • PRO, Human Rights Organisation, New Delhi (2009-10)
  • Faculty Member of Lions Clubs International Training Institute
  • Eye screening of 4000+ patients & distribution of Free spectacles to 3000+ patients
  • A passionate social worker
  • Organised numerous Blood Donation Camps and Medical Camps
  • Free distribution of Medicines
  • Regular distribution of free note books to needy Students
  • Organised several programmes and projects in support of Senior Citizens at Dadar/Matunga
  • Regular support to Dadar Athornan Institute & MEJ free food scheme
  • Constantly facilitated employment opportunities for the Youth of our Community

Priorities as Trustee

  • Professionalise the administration of BPP.  Revamp Systems & Procedures
  • Bring in Transparency & Accountability
  • New housing scheme to be developed
  • Efficient use of Trust Resources & Assets
  • Strict implementation of Conflict of Interest Code
  • Care & Protection of Senior Citizens



616, West View, 5th Floor, Jam-E-Jamshed Road, Dadar Parsi Colony, Dadar (East), Mumbai – 400014.

Residence Tel. No. 022 24123104 Cell:  +91 9820348599

E-mail : daarabpatel@gmail.com / katydara@hotmail.com