Slough Mitra Mandal

The Core Team

The Core SMM team comprises of a group of six young and energetic individuals who have decided to bring the community together by launching Slough Mitra Mandal!


Meet the Team!

Adhish Desai

Adhish Desai is from Vile-Parle (East), Mumbai and has settled in London in 2008 with wife Aachal and two sons Atharv and Annsh. Adhish is a Civil Engineer from Mumbai, but has made his living in Information Technology. Currently working for Tech M in USA/UK as Sr. Project Manager. Adhish is passionate about Cricket, Table Tennis. Adhish has been away from his motherland , India , since the past 14 years and has been missing festival and the associated fun back home, which he says has inspired him to lead the foundation of SMM back in 2010.
Adhish is one of the founder member of SMM and enjoys the buzz and team work associated with every SMM event. SMM is taking the lead in organizing charity events, sports and festivals. Through SMM, Adhish's intention is to encourage the younger generation and ex-patriates to passionately celebrate all the Indian festivals .

Ajay Murudkar

Ajay Murudkar, lives in Slough, UK from past 6 years, with wife Anita and extra hyper 4 year twins Luv and Kush. Ajay is Computer Engineer Graduate from Mumbai University and is working as an "Applications System Developer" in an IT company. An active member of HSS UK and is Secretory of Slough Area for HSS. He is actively involved in Slough Hindu Temple activity as well. One of the founder member of SMM, he's always a helping hand to the entire community and constantly up for any challenges. Ajay, via SMM, wants to give every family a homely atmosphere away from home (Motherland Bharat).

Mandar Mirashi

Mandar Mirashi is one of the founder members of Slough Mitra Mandal. Mandar arrived in UK in 2008, is Pharmacist by qualification and works for a Pharmaceutical company in Berkshire. Mandar lives in Slough with his wife, Madhura, who is a child-minder and they have been blessed with 2 lovely daughters, Riya and Eva. Mandar is a passionate Mumbaikar and obviously hence is passionate about the local trains, Vada-paav and of course - Ganpati Bappa!!!!!!!
Mandar eats, drinks, sleeps, talks, bleeds - CRICKET! Mandar is aiming to make SMM's GaneshUtsav the most revered, if not the biggest, Ganesh Celebrations in the UK.

Yogi Chavan

Yogesh (Yogi) Chavan is originally from Mumbai and settled in London since 2006 along with wife - Shraddha and Son - Ethan. Yogi, as he's been loved to be called as, is a Computer Science Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai University and currently works as Senior Application Analyst in Stanley Black & Decker, Slough. Yogi is delighted to be an integral part of the SMM core team and enjoys organizing various activities for SMM. Yogi also manages cricket club which participate in Sunday Friendly matches every summer all over London. Yogi claims that SMM's aim is to maintain pride and tradition by celebrating and organising diverse activities/events throughout year. SMM also attempts to provide platform/opportunity to people to show their Cultural/Sporting talent by organizing various Cultural and Sports activities. SMM is - of the people, by the people and for the people.

Ex Team Member(s)!

Nikhil Deshpande

Nikhil Deshpande is basically from Aurangabad and is staying in Slough (UK) since 2011, with wife, Vishakha and daughter, Urvi. Nikhil is a Commerce graduate and is currently working as SAP (IT) consultant. Nikhil joined SMM in 2012 with a motive to gather and connect people through various Cultural and sports events. With his prior experience of organising similar events in India, Nikhil is pleased to be a part of the core team. Nikhil is social and friendly, loves Badminton and Squash, and is known for his organisation skills.

Rakesh Lad

Rakesh K Lad is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and is working in Automobile Design for past 14 years. His lives in Langley with his wife Vandana and two sons Tanmay (11yr) and Aryan(10yr). He had worked with ISRO and Infosys in India before moving to UK in 2001. He is a founder member of SMM and has helped Mandal to become a registered charity. His interests includes sports and trekking.