Purnota Dutta Bahl
Founder and CEO
A visit to the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, initiated Purnota’s Cuddles journey. As a mother to three wonderful girls, when she realized that nutritious meals and basic supplements are a luxury to most cancer-afflicted children from underprivileged families in India, she felt the need for change. Having spent her childhood in the city of Nawabs; Lucknow, and now following her dreams in the city of opportunities; Mumbai, Purnota has always believed in working towards making a difference. To move away from her well-heeled career and make a fresh start towards bringing nutrition to these children at leading government and charity hospitals in India was a choice she made, and she loves it every day! An MBA from Indian School of Business with expertise in fundraising, strategy and marketing, Purnota has represented Cuddles at international platforms such as the International workshop on Nutrition under the aegis of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP). While at work, she constantly tries to encourage and maximize the team’s efficiency, with her inspiring words and a smile – always!