History of Filmgoers Association

The All India Filmgoers Association was founded in the year 1970, under the president-ship of the late Mr. A.M.Tariq, the then Chairman of Indian Motion Picture Export Council, a Government of India undertaking, now absorbed under the umbrella of Government’s apex film – body, the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), which deals with all matters concerning Indian cinema.

In subsequent years, individual highly placed in the Social, Political and Cultural mainstream of the nation, have been our advisory boards etc. by rotation.  To name a few, these include men such as the late Mr. S.K.Patyil, who for years was a Union Minister in the Central Government, the late Mr. K.K.Shah, former Governor of Tamil Nadu and earlier Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Dr. B.K.Goyal, Mr. Nana Chudasama, Mr. J.G.Bode, Mrs. Anjanabai Magar (all former Sheriffs of Mumbai), Mr. Vijay Kalantri (President All India Association of Industries), prominent film makers like Sarvashree Gulshan Rai, late Rajinder Singh Bedi, Ramanand Sagar, Raj Kumar Kohli, Saawan Kumar, top Civil Servants like Sarvashree A.S.Samara (Former Director General of Maharashtra Police), Durgesh Chandra (Top Technocrat at National level), T.K.Chowdhary (the then Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police), S.M.Shangari and former Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Mumbai Mr. A.C.B.Velkar, Lt. Gen. P.L.Hoon (Retired), Mr. Thakur Doultani etc. were leading us from time to time.  Since 30 years Ravi Sharma is the President.