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A team of passionate sports lovers and fitness enthusiasts, coming from different backgrounds, with strengths in respective fields.


Jay Shah

Passion and love for sport drove Jay to enter the field of sports in 2002 and which lead to founding of one of the 1st private grass root sports company in the country. Jay co-founded Sports Gurukul Pvt. Ltd. Along with Paresh. Under Jay’ leadership, The Sports Gurukul business idea was selected amongst the top 40 (among 16000+) business ideas across India at the Economic Times Power of Idea Contest 2010, as a part of which he was given a 10 day training at IIM, Ahmedabad and a grant from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.


Paresh Kothari

An avid sports lover, Paresh co-founded Sports Gurukul Pvt Ltd along with Jay, turning his passion for sports and fitness into a business venture leaving a successful career in Investment Banking. A MBA and CFA by qualification, during his 12 years of experience in Investment Banking, he has advised various companies on strategy, fund raising and acquisitions, he last served as a Director at Cipher Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Balwinder Singh Sandhu

Balwinder Singh Sandhu

1983 World cup winning team member, Mr. Sandhu was a right-arm medium-pace bowler who could swing the ball both ways. He has been Head coach of National Cricket Academy & many state teams across India with 25 years of coaching experience including training over 1,000 coaches. He is currently the Director of Cricketing Operations & coaching in TSG.


Charles B Corbin, PhD

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Exercise and Wellness at Arizona State University, Fitness for Life creator and internationally recognized expert in physical activity, health, and wellness promotion


Guy Le Masurier, PhD

Professor of Sport, Health and Physical Education at Vancouver Island University , co-author of the award-winning Fitness for Life


Abhijit Bhabhe

Founder, Vernalis India – a company specialising into organisation design, competencies and assessment and operational excellence


Bharat Grover

Founder, Vernalis India – a company specialising into organisation design, competencies and assessment and operational excellence


John Klein

Education Sales National Director at Human Kinetics Publishing, faculty with the Athletic Graduate Administration Faculty


Scott Wikgren

Director, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (HPERD) Division at Human Kinetics, recipient of the AAHPERD Honor Award for his service to the health, physical education, recreation, and dance fields