Treasurer of Sai Prema Foundation Fiji & Children’s Heart Hospital Manager
Pratin Lal is a senior finance professional with a decade of experience in accounting, audit & finance with Fiji’s leading accounting firm and private enterprises. A Bachelor of Arts graduate with a double Major in Accounting & Financial Management and Banking & Finance from the University of South Pacific, he has a wide array of professional affiliations which includes CPA Australia, Fiji Institute of Internal Auditors, Fiji Human Resource Institute, Fiji Institute of Accountants and Fiji Institute of Bankers.
Pratin’s father, Dhansukh Lal (a recipient of a Medal for 25th Anniversary of Independence of Fiji for 25 years of Civil Service to the country and a Medal for 40 years of Civil Service to Fiji), and his family have been a part of the Sathya Sai Service Organisation for several decades.
Pratin has been an active member of the Sathya Sai Fiji Youth group and his philanthropic work has extended out to organisations including the Foundation for Education of Needy Children in Fiji, Suva Rotract Club as well as various social, community and sportings clubs and associations.
Pratin’s deep involvement with the Sai Prema Foundation Fiji from its inception has made him an important part of the Foundation’s activities. He considers humself to be privilged to be given the responsibility of being the Treasurer and the Head of the Executive Committee of the Foundation.
Director of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Fiji
Dr. Krupali Tappoo is an Australian qualified General Practitioner and with vast experience in the Australian Health system. She worked with Queensland Health and NSW Health and in various hospitals in Sydney from 2008 till 2016. She has worked in various departments including Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Endocrinology, General Medicine, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry including eating disorders, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Renal Medicine. Krupali has also worked as a tutor for the Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation (VMPF) in Melbourne and the Australian Medical Review Council in Sydney (helped train overseas doctors prepare for their AMC clinical exam).
In 2014 she joined the General Practice training program and has successfully completed her Fellowship in General Practice and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has also completed her Diploma in Child Health from the Sydney Children’s Hospital and a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health from Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia. Her special interests include Women’s and Children’s Health, Mental Health and Management of Acute and Chronic diseases.
In 2016, she relocated to Fiji, her country of birth, with the sole purpose of giving back to her country as a passionate and caring Doctor as well as serving the poor and needy people of Fiji through her philanthropic work. She currently serves as the Medical Coordinator & Member of the Executive Committee for the Sai Prema Foundation. She has also been appointed as the Medical Director of the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre. She runs her own practice, TappooCity Medical Centre, a practice which she took over from one of Fiji’s most senior GP’s, Dr. Rosemary Mitchel, who is also an Australian qualified Medical Practioner.
Dr. Krupali is also a writer and has published medical-based articles in various high profile magazine and national newspapers including Mai Life Magazine and the Fiji Sun. Her articles are focused upon bringing a greater sense of health awareness to the people of Fiji.
Since 2019, Dr. Krupali is an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine with the Fiji National University.
Secretary of Sai Prema Foundation Fiji
Remal Tappoo is one of the Directors of Tappoo Group of Companies which is a leading and a respected multi-faceted business group in Fiji. A Pharmacy graduate from the University of Auckland, he practiced his profession for several years in both New Zealand and Australia before joining his family business in Fiji.
Like his family, Remal has been inspired by the life and teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and has served the Sathya Sai Organisation in Fiji in its Youth group and community service activities.
Remal has been a part of the Sai Prema Foundation since its inception and is a key member of the Foundation’s activities. He has been appointed as the Secretary of the Foundation and is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation. He has also been appointed the Project Coordinator for construction of the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre in Suva.
Remal is a cancer survivor and is in full remission. He considers himself privilged to be serving the people of his motherland.