Leela Moolgaokar
लीला मुळगावकर
Sheriff of Bombay
In office
1975 - 1976
Preceded byT. V. Ramanujam
Succeeded byAnjanabai Magar
Personal details
Born10 October 1916
Died20 May 1992(1992-05-20) (aged 75)
NationalityBritish Indian (1916 - 1947)
Indian (1947 - 1992)
SpouseSumant Moolgaokar
OccupationRadiographer, social worker
Known forPioneering volunteer blood transfusion service in India
AwardsPadma Shri (1963)

Leela Sumant Moolgaokar (10 October 1916 – 20 May 1992) was an Indian social worker, known for pioneering volunteer blood transfusion service in India.[1] Her husband, Sumant Moolgaokar was Chairman of Tata Motors and also remained vice-chairman of Tata Steel. [2]

She started her career as a radiographer at the St George Hospital, Mumbai.[1] In 1965, she started Tata Motors Grahini Social Welfare Society (TMGSWS), which ran employment generation schemes for the women in household of company employees.[3]

She was awarded the Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian honour of India by the President of India, in 1963.[4] She remained Sheriff of Bombay in 1975–76.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Leela Moolgaokar (1916-1992)". Tata Central Archives. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ Tata Central Archives. "Leela Moolgaokar". Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ Citizens at Work Vol.3. TERI Press. 2007. pp. 117–. ISBN 978-81-7993-116-5.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2014.