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Friday, 23 February 2024 7.19 PM IST

Madhavan B Nair elected chairman of World Hindu Parliament


HOUSTON: Madhavan B Nair has been elected as the chairman of the World Hindu Parliament which opens at the Kerala Hindus of North America (KHNA) Convention in 2023. The organizers said that Jagadguru Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s dream of creating a world Hindu Parliament was being realized by its starting out at the KHNA convention. Madhavan B Nair was unanimously elected to the chairmanship of the World Hindu Parliament by the governing council headed by G K Pillai. Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s desire to create a World Hindu Parliament aimed at unifying Hindu societies across the globe and to give them a new sense of direction was being realized at the convention, said the organizers.

Madhavan B Nair, aka MBN, is well known in the Malayalee diaspora as a leading social, cultural, charity activist and entrepreneur. He is a chartered financial consultant based in New Jersey. He is also founder and president of MBN Finance Inc.

MBN was born in Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram to ‘Rajyashri’ Bhaskara Pillai (of the Thalakkulam Kunnakode family) and Rukmini Amma. His father ‘Rajyashri’ Bhaskara Pillai was a freedom fighter and editor publisher of ‘Rajyashri’ newspaper.

When he was 19, MBN joined the Indian Air Force. Even while he was serving in the Indian Air Force he acquired degrees in Management Studies and Law from Poona University. He later left the Indian Air Force and began a career practicing law. He has been a resource person in the Department of Commerce and Management, University of Kerala. He acquired professional membership at the Cochin Stock Exchange through Grand Jury Invest and finance Ltd. He became active in the fields of share broking and portfolio management. MBN has acquired ChFC status from the American College of Financial Services and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

MBN has received several recognitions for his work in the social and cultural fields at local, national and international levels. He has authored two books ‘Veyilkaazhchakal’ and ‘Sunlit Signs.’ He is also a columnist.

His voluntary services for various charities during his term as president of FOKANA (2018 to 2020) earned him renown both in Kerala as well as among the Malayalee communities.

The North American Malayalees and Associated Members (NAMAM), begun by MBN in 2010 is a powerful socio-cultural organization in North America.
The MBN foundation, an organization founded in 2017, strives worldwide for skill development among students and for efforts to prevent breast cancer.

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