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Mumbai Chapter was launched in 1985 by Founders Mr. A.H. Tobaccowala and Mrs. Rehmut Fazalbhoy for the welfare and support of MS persons. They along with extremely active members like Mrs. Sheela Chitnis, Mr. K.N. Randeria, Mr. A J Joglekar, Mr. P Sharan and others established the society with just 3 MS Persons. Numerous activities and dedicated hard work by all these people helped MSSI Mumbai become a prominent organization in the field of MS. With the involvement of leading doctors, Hospitals of Mumbai and help from various donors, MSSI Mumbai moved forward rapidly. Today their active and buzzing office shares their premises with MSSI Head Office in their own space in Sion- West which they purchased in the beginning of 2008. It began with 3 MSP’s and today the society serves a large number of Multiple Sclerosis patients.

MSSI- MUMBAI Chapter conducts very successful MS WALKs every year and they are aimed towards creating awareness and fund-raising for their various activities. As a leading Chapter they also do the following activities throughout the year.


  • Identification of MS patients and initial help.
  • Free Supplementary Medicine.
  • Home Physio/Occupational Therapy.
  • Home Nursing Project.
  • Disability Certificates.
  • Visiting and counseling home bound Multiple Sclerosis Patients.
  • Hospital Visits.
  • Regular telephonic counseling.
  • Financial Aid to needy MS Persons.
  • Fund raising – MS Walks, Read- a -thon, Art Exhibitions, Musical Concerts.
  • Get together for Multiple Sclerosis Patients, families and friends.
  • Donations of medicines, wheelchairs and other aids.
  • Subsidized cost of MRI’s.
  • Public Awareness – At MS Walks, Railway stations, public places, Colleges and Schools.
  • Participation in Mumbai Marathon to create Awareness.
  • Holding Medical Seminars with National and international Delegates.

Recent Activities

Annual Medical Camp

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MSSI Mumbai Chapter, in collaboration with Shushrusha Hospital, Dadar, hosted a camp for MS patients on February 25, 2024. With 150 attendees, including MSPs, caregivers, doctors, and volunteers, the day…
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MS Awareness Walk

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MSSI, Mumbai Chapter organized India MS Day Awareness Walk on February 4th, 2024 at Shivaji Park. Over 500 attendees, including neurologists, celebrities, MS patients, families, students, and senior citizen groups,…
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Support services to people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis

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On 12th July evening, Neurologists & President of Nagpur Neuro Society, Dr Sanjay Ramteke invited Mrs Sheela Chitins to speak on “Support services to people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis” at…

MS Awareness Seminar at SIES School Auditorium

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Mumbai Chapter organized an MS Awareness Seminar at the SIES School Auditorium, Matunga. Around 80 people participated in the programme including PwMS, caregivers, friends, volunteers and the MSSI team. There…

Team Members

  • Sheela Chitnis – Hon. Chairperson
  • Dr. Rekha Bhatkhande – Hon. V. Chairperson
  • Sundari Raju – Hon. Secretary
  • Kranti Munje – Hon. Jt. Secretary
  • Surekha Nerurkar – Hon. Treasurer
  • Archana Saxena – Hon. Jt. Treasurer
  • Ramesh Rao – Member – Managing Committee
  • Sandeep Chitnis – Member – Managing Committee
  • Anaita Vesuvala – Member – Managing Committee
  • Raj Dhyani – Member – Managing Committee
  • Uday Karnik – Member – Managing Committee