About Our Trustee
Abani Das a native of Guwahati, Assam is a well established Architect by profession. He has earned his degree from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai University and is a member of Council of Architecture, New Delhi.
After establishing himself as an architect he, formed his own company Dona Builders Pvt. Ltd in Guwahati venturing into property development. A pioneer, he has played a major role in the development of Guwahati and out of the many residential and commercial properties that he has developed a special mention goes to Dona Planet Multiplex Mall, the first multiplex mall in Guwahati, Assam.
Later on he founded Dona Foundation Trust in 2005 an outshoot of Dona Builders Pvt. Ltd to fulfill need based education in the North East states. The Trust was set up with the objective of establishing and promoting educational institutions for the upliftment of education, knowledge and technology especially in the field of Architecture. Dona Builders Pvt. Ltd. is instrumental in running this Trust.
Under the aegis of Dona Foundation Trust the First Architecture college in Guwahati, Assam ‘Guwahati College of Architecture and Planning’ was established in 2006 with Bachelor of Architecture (5 year degree course). The institute has made great efforts in trying to fill the shortage of architects in the North East regions. Taking this legacy forward the college is also the first to introduce Master of Planning (Urban and Regional Planning) (2 year degree course) in the region.
The aim of Dona Foundation Trust is to start more need based educational institutes presently not available in Guwahati.
Abani Das is a versatile personality with varied interests. He is socially active in Rotary Club of Mumbai, District 3141 and was past President & Charter President of various clubs in Mumbai.
Some of his hobbies are travelling and farming. He is a registered farmer in Maharashtra with a horticulture farm full of plantation, lots of greenery, a Dairy farm, etc. He is a philanthropist, realist and a great enthusiast.