Nomita Chandy
Born21 August 1946[citation needed]
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Died24 May 2015
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
OccupationSocial worker
SpouseMohan Chandy
AwardsPadma Shri
WebsiteOfficial web site

Nomita Chandy was an Indian social worker from Bangalore, known for her services towards the rehabilitation of destitute children.

She attended Lawrence School, Lovedale.[1] Chandy

was secretary of Ashraya,[2] a non-governmental organization, working mainly towards the rehabilitation to destitute children.[3] Under the aegis of the organization, Chandy and her colleagues were successful in arranging for the legal adoption of 2000 children within the country and 1000 outside.[4] The organization also runs a school, Neelbagh, and a safe crèche for the children of migrant workers and takes care of eight visually impaired children at the child care centre.[5] The Government of India honored Nomita Chandy in 2011, with the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri.[6]

Chandy died in May 2015 at Bengaluru.[7]


  1. ^ Narayanan, Chitra (16 April 2011). "Bonding for a lifetime". The Hindu Businessline. Retrieved 9 April 2023.
  2. ^ "Ashraya Home". Ashraya. 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Ashraya about". Ashraya. 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  4. ^ "TOI". TOI. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  5. ^ "The Hindu". The Hindu. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  7. ^ Menon, Parvathi (6 June 2015). "Champion for the abandoned". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 May 2018.