Board of Directors


Gurmandir Chairman

Sher a Professional Engineer and a manufacturing business owner residing in Mississauga, Ontario. He has been the longest-serving member (20 years) on the Gur Mandir Board. It was in his factory where our Gur Mandir took roots and it operated there for 4 1/2 years without incurring any costs which were borne by Sher. Under his leadership and initiative, the Mandir was built in 2005 and made loan and mortgage-free in 2015. A major achievement for Sher in helping Sindhi’s of Toronto build our very own Gur Mandir.

Gurmandir Vice-Chair

Bhagyashree migrated to Canada 15 years ago with her husband– Mukesh, a professional engineer, and her two loving children – Kapil and Rashi. Bhagyashree throughout these years has been actively involved in the Sindhi GurMandir community. First serving as the Director of Programming, Bhagyashree now serves as the Vice-President and is always enthusiastic to volunteer at the Mandir when needed. Bhagyashree is an Early Childhood Educator, specialized in special needs children and works at the YMCA. Apart from work and volunteering at the Mandir, in her free time, Bhagyashree enjoys spending time with her family and trying new recipes!

Gurmandir Treasurer

I am humbled to be volunteering at the GurMandir – to work with and give back to the community and comfort one’s inner self. We Sindhis are a small community in this part of the world and GurMandir is that land that we can set our feet upon and proudly call our very own. I have over 15 years’ experience in banking with a portfolio ranging from product management to finance where I have been responsible for key initiatives and projects. Currently I am a consultant to the restaurant industry. I enjoy organizing events and get-togethers – getting into the nitty gritty of planning and watching it all come together. My interests include reading on the topic of health and diet, particularly the emerging science of nutrition that is challenging conventional theories. I like all things trivia - am an avid Jeopardy fan and try to take time out to watch every episode. On a personal front, I am married, with two grown up children and live in Mississauga. .

Gurmandir Secretary

Bharati Gogia
I am in Canada since last 22years with my family (Husband Ram, daughter Poonam and son Pankaj. I am blessed with two grand sons Sahil and Som) I am a professional Electrical/Electronic engineer and have worked in Canada with various organizations like Carina, Mircom and Honeywell in the field of Quality Management Systems. I am associated with GurMandir since inception and have been serving on the GM board since almost 10years. Currently I am secretary of the GM board. I would love to continue and contribute my services to GM. I am retired since last one year. In addition to GM I also volunteer at some seniors club in Mississauga. I am a member Canadian Advisory committee (CAC-SCC) for development and revision of Quality management System Standards since 2005 and continue contribute to Canadian standards and regulation development.

Gurmandir Co-Treasurer

Chandra Joshi has been living in Canada sine 1967. Initially landing as a visitor, Chandra soon fell in love with Toronto and has been settled there ever since. Chandra is married to Mantu and they have two loving boys – Neil and Anish. She has worked for 28 years in the Toronto Dominion bank after which she retired as a personal banker. Chandra is thrilled to be on the GurMandir board with hope to contribute to the positive atmosphere and Sindhi Community established in Toronto. In her free time Chandra enjoys volunteering at the temple as well as spending time with the grandchildren – Sasha and Colin.

Gurmandir Publicity

Mamta Dudani was born in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra (The USA of India). She came to Canada in 2005 along with her husband Ajit and son Raaj Even from her days in India, she has been an active participant as a volunteer in every social cause that she can attend. She has been working in Print Industry for the past 20 years. She became a member of the GurMandir Board from 2017.

Gurmandir Programming

I came to Canada in September 1970. I have been married to Mona Butany since December 1973. I started my Real Estate career in 1973 We have two children Sapna & Rajiv, both are married & we are blessed with 4 grandchildren. I have been a director with the Sindhi Cultural association of Toronto (SCAT) in 1996 to 1998 & served as the Program Director. For 8 years I had the privilege of serving on the board of directors at SEAS ... an organization providing services to people from South East Asian Countries. (Served as President for 3 years & held several other portfolios.) Served as vice President of SCAT from 2008 to 2010. Served as President of SCAT from 2010 to 2012 I have been volunteering with Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The Easter Seals Society, the Heart & Stroke foundation & the Crohns & Collitis foundation for several years. I have been a regular Blood Donor with Canadian Blood Services and have donated whole blood 136 times. I am happy to join the GurMandir board of Directors and looking forward to contributing my time and skills for the benefit of our Sindhi community.


Gurmandir Catering

I'm one of the founding members of SCAT and served on the board for two terms. I came to Canada in 1975 and worked for the University of Toronto for 26 years. I've three children - two daughters and a son and one grand-daughter. I served on the GurMandir Board for two terms and also as an administrator for a couple of years.