“The man who worked with Citibank and HSBC, and was part of the founding team of HDFC, was taking his career in an all new direction—as a philanthropist. For the last two years, Miranda has been using some skills learnt as a PE fund manager to retool non-profits, and extract money and support from hesitant high net worth donors. Rather than get tied down to one organisation, Miranda has recast himself as something of a philanthropic catalyst, using his powers of persuasion and strong business network to advocate the cause of a bunch of organisations. These, today, include the Centre for Civil Society, a think-tank focused on education; Sneha (Society for Nutrition, Education Health and Action); Dasra, a giving circle started by Indian-origin students in the US; Samhita, a venture of the Nadathur Family Office set up by NS Raghavan, a co-founder of Infosys; and Muktangan, a de-addiction centre.”
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