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FAZAL MAHMOOD
District Governor (2021-2022)

An architect is one who needs to have communication, interpersonal skills, special
imagination, pay attention to details, be a team player and most importantly to work
under pressure to meet deadlines. All these rolled into one individual is Rtn. Fazal
Mahmood.
Rtn. Fazal Mahmood, the eldest of the three sons of Late Mrs. Zubeda Naz & Late Mr.
Afzal Ahmed was born and brought up in Basavanagudi of Namma Bengaluru. His
parents were his role models and a living example for simple, down to earth lifestyle,
humility, piety with lot of respect and compassion for others.
For Fazal as he is fondly referred to as, family is where his life begins and love never
ends with his charming wife Rtn. Sabiha the Charter President of Inner Wheel
Bangalore Metro and a Rotarian of RCB Metro. She is an active member of ‘Vision 20
Trust’, a women organisation working towards the upliftment of the downtrodden
and the underprivileged.
Fazal & Sabiha are blessed with a son, Danish Mahmood, a practicing Architect
married to Saania Danish, a Software Engineer and daughter Maseera Mahmood, an
Interior Designer married to Ayman Ataaz , a Brand Consultant and Insight Director.
Fazal, a keen sportsman, an athlete and a cricketer who also led the School & College
football team bringing laurels to the institution. A cadet of NCC Army Wing and a
regular blood donor along with his family members.
Fazal is a practising Architect since 1986 under the banner of Matrix Consultants.
Over the last three decades, the firm has designed a wide spectrum of projects for
Educational Institutions, Mosques, Commercial Buildings, Boutique Villas, and
Interiors for the Corporates & Residential projects. It's all in the family with both his
Son & Daughter treading on the foot prints of their father in his profession.
Every man is an architect of his future and fortune. Rtn. Fazal, the Architect is not
only an artist but an optimistic realist.
Fazal made his foray in to the world of Rotary in the year 1979 as a Charter Member
of the Rotaract Club of Jayanagar and went on to become the President during the
year 1984-85 and he was in fact, recognised with the ‘Outstanding President of the
Year’ award. During his Presidentship, he also served as the Secretary of the Multi

District Rotaract Conference in which 1500 delegates from across the country
participated.
Rtn. Fazal was inducted as a Charter Member of Rotary Bangalore Metro in April
1993 and was President of the Club during the year 1997-98. As a President he
received a lot of recognitions and accolades and the Club was also awarded as the
‘Best Club’ among the other recognitions. Undoubtedly, he is a ‘Lead by example’
Rotarian.
Fazal has been part of the Rotary District Team since 1996-97. Some of the important
assignments which were the milestones in his Rotary journey were being the DRCC
three times, Assistant Governor, Conference Vice Chairman three times, Youth
Service Director, Conference Secretary, District Secretary, Zone Governor and the
District Directors' Coordinator.
Fazal has served as Chairman of the District Training Assembly, ICGF on Youth
Service, Club Service and TRF. He has managed 'Banquet Luncheons and Dinner
Meetings' in honour of visiting International RI leaders and was also an Aide to
several visiting International Dignitaries from Rotary. He discharged his
responsibilities diligently with at most care & humility.
Over the last three decades, Fazal has been a part of several Global Grants Service
Projects both at the Club & the District level providing relief and solace for a wide
range of community cause helping the distressed and the vulnerable sections of the
society. His efforts have contributed in building stronger communities and promoting
equality and opportunity for all.
He has been a faculty member of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI). He has served
the District Training Team as a facilitator for PETS, SETS, AGTS, DOTS, COTS and
District Assembly.
He has attended ‘Rotary Regional Seminars and Summits' and the ‘Rotary
International Convention’ at Bangkok. Both Fazal and his wife Rtn Sabiha Fazal are
Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation.
Rtn.Fazal as a part of his commitment to social and community cause takes keen
interest in serving many other organisations like:
• Vice Chairman of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF),
Bangalore Chapter - this forum promotes religious harmony and human rights

protection. He participated as a delegate in the 29th IARF Congress at Seoul, South
Korea in the year 1996.
• Life Member of Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI) , an organization
involved in promoting adventure amongst the youth.
• Founder Trustee and Current Vice President of Indian Foundation for Global
Peace Education (IFGPE). IFGPE aims at developing youth for the Globalised World
through exchange programmes. He has visited Federal Republic of Germany and
other European Countries as leader of IFGPE’s Indo-German Youth Exchange
Delegation. He also visited Sri Lanka twice as a leader of IFGPE’s Indo-Sri Lankan
Youth Exchange Delegation a program of NYSC- Govt. of Sri Lanka.
• Member of the United Religions Initiative (URI) - A global grassroots interfaith
network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and
cultural differences.
• Advisor and Mentor to Basavanagudi Youth Trust (BYT), an organization for
the welfare of Youth of Basavanagudi.
• Vice President of ‘Crescent Institutions’, Basavanagudi, a School for the
underprivileged students.
• Member of the Governing Council of Crescent First Grade College for Women
to name a few.
World is very eager to succeed and our District Governor believes in building youth
for the future rather than building the future for the youth.
The virtue that is most divine in him is his humility which helps in appreciating and admiring the good in others. His attitude is contagious and worth emulating. A self-
disciplined, motivated and youthful Changemaker leader of Rotary International District 3190.