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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of India – Pune Chapter was started in the year 1989 with great support of the Head Office based in Mumbai. Mrs. Mini Grant was the founder chairperson of the Chapter. It was further developed under the aegis of late Mrs. Rehmut Fazalbhoy and late Mrs. Ratti Ginwala. It stared in a very small way with the help of some enthusiastic volunteers. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and now it is well established with its own office at Kalyani nagar.

From here the dedicated staff and committee members offer MS Persons full support and information. The Members began by visiting Neurologists in various hospitals to help create awareness. Immense support was provided by Doctors and hospitals. It began with 10 MSP’s and today the Chapter has approximately 120 MS Persons registered with them.


  • Pune Chapter provides help to needy MS persons by providing medicines, diapers, nursing, counselling, mobility equipments and hospitalisation support.
  • Home bound physiotherapy/nursing/counselling sessions are also arranged.
  • Annual free medical check-up camps are held in reputed hospitals.
  • They organise lunch parties and picnics for their entertainment and interaction.
  • They hold Alternate Therapy workshops.
  • Education of MS Persons/ children of needy MS persons are supported.
  • World MS Day and India MS Day are annually observed.
  • Yearly fund raising events are organised to raise funds for their patient welfare activities.

Recent Activities

Free Annual Medical Camp at Ruby Hall Clinic

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We are delighted to share the heartening success of our Free Annual Medical Camp held at Ruby Hall Clinic after Covid-19 pandemic. Our MSSI Pune chapter provided much-needed medical assistance…

Thanksgiving Event for Caregivers

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The Pune Chapter organised a ‘Thanksgiving event for Caregivers’ on 25 March 2023 at the Ritz Hotel, Sadhu Vaswani Chowk, Pune. 95 people attended the event including, 40 volunteers, PwMS, 44 caregivers…

Diaper Distribution Event

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The Pune Chapter held a Diaper Distribution event on 11 March 2023 at their office. The chapter utilized BNY Mellon funds earmarked for adult diapers. The event began with a…

Breakfast Talk on Multiple Sclerosis

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Extentia Information Technology, Pune, as a part of their Breakfast Talk series, organised an awareness session on Invisible Multiple Sclerosis with Anjali Vyas, PwMS MSSI Pune Chapter on 9 February…

Team Members

  • J.P. Banerjee – Hon. Chairperson
  • Asha Merchant – Hon. Secretary
  • Kavita Bhasein & Anjali Vyas – Hon. Joint Secretary
  • Mini Grant – Founder Member
  • Jyoti Ronghe – GC member
  • Sarita Varma – Committee member
  • Sunita Lalwani – Committee member
  • Madhuri Kothavale – Committee Member
  • Noorbanu Jinnah – Committee Member
  • Suvarna Gupte – Committee Member
  • Mohna Paranjape – Committee Member