Shree Chhotubhai A. Patel, fondly known as "BAPUJI" was the son of a school teacher as well as a teacher by profession. In his later years, he initiated the creation of Shaktikrupa Charitable Trust to fulfill his desire to serve rural and poor communities through providing Health & Educational services. Unfortunately the sands of time quickened the end of his life and he was unable to witness the seeds that he had sown and nurtured grow to their fullest bloom. However, when heartfelt intentions are noble and sincere, nature takes care of the outcomes. The Lord, in the form of his sons and well-wishers, inspired their minds and hearts to continue his mission.
Kiran Patel, Bapuji's eldest son, graduated from the School of Medicine in Ahmedabad and received a postgraduate degree in the U.S.A. His donation for creating The Patel Centre for Global Solutions is among the largest ever to the University of South Florida, U.S.A. He holds memberships in international associations such as AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) and AIF (American India Foundation). In 2007, He was awarded the "GUJARAT GARIMA", the highest civilian award by the State Government of Gujarat for his philanthropic activities at national & international level. Dr. Patel's medical background and international experience make him an important driving force of this Institute. His wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, and children help to support him in his mission.
Dinesh Patel, Bapuji's second son, received his degree in Pharmacy from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and his doctorate from the University of Michigan in the U.S.A. In 1993, he was awarded the 'HIND RATNA' award by the Government of India for his contributions in the drug delivery field. Over the years, Dr. Patel has received numerous prestigious awards in recognition of his entrepreneurial and scientific abilities. In 1985, Dr. Patel co-founded a pharmaceutical company, which gained international recognition & holds 15 U.S. Patents and foreign counterparts. Dr. Patel's executive and scientific skills represent a considerable asset to the Institute. His wife, Kalpana and their children help and support him in his mission.
Pradip Patel, Bapuji's third son, received his MBA degree from the Eastern Michigan University, U.S.A. Born in Zambia, Africa, and educated in India, he immigrated to the United States as a young man in 1973. Starting with a small 20 room motel, he steadily built a career that has achieved tremendous success in the hospitality, health insurance, and real estate industries. He is fully dedicated in the Trust's mission, along with two elder brothers. His primary interest is to develop the sports curriculum and facilities at the C. A. Patel Learning Institute, to enable students to become physically dynamic and mentally robust. His wife, Naina Patel, and children help and support him in his mission.