The Loomba Trust


Pankaj Nayyar, contributor to the Loomba Trust.

The Loomba Foundation was established in the UK on 26 June 1997, by my Uncle and Aunty, Raj and Veena Loomba in memory of my late Grandmother Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba. Unfortunately my Grandmother became a widow at the age of 37 but bravely persevered to educate her seven children single-handedly, even when she had not received any formal education herself and yet my late Mother was one of her fortunate daughters who graduated from Punjab University in 1958, an era in which the majority of girls were not sent to schools in India.

By enabling children to re-engage with education, the Loomba Foundation aims to break a vicious cycle of poverty and ensure that the next generation of poor widows’ children have a better future.

All beneficiaries of the Loomba Foundation are selected irrespective of Gender, Religion or Class and scholarships are guaranteed for a period of five years, initially.

Loomba Trust Projects / Achievements to date

I am proud to have supported the education of 100 children of poor widows for a year in 2005 in the State of Himachal Pradesh in the north of India, who would not have had any opportunity otherwise to receive an education.

I encourage you to please support the work of the Loomba Foundation. Please see the attached Foundation’s profile and visit the website: to learn more about the work and activities of the Loomba Foundation.

Pankaj Nayyar

The Loomba Foundation