Brni. Vibha Chaitanya is the managing trustee of FOWAI FORUM, a registered public charitable trust founded by Swami Chidananda ji in 2006. Educated in Mumbai and specializing in the paramedical discipline of clinical pathology, she spent years in the service of the poor in certain large hospitals run by Christian missionaries. Her spiritual thirst drew her to the study of the Vedanta (the Upanishads of the Vedas, and the Geeta). She underwent an intensive two years (1998 - 2000) course of study on the Hindu scriptures at the seminary in Mumbai established by Swami Chinmayananda ji. Swami Chidanandaji was the main teacher (Acharya) at this training program. She served for two years at Gangtok, Sikkim, as an Acharya of the Chinmaya Mission. Since 2003, she has been engaged in sharing the wisdom of the Vedanta, and in social service, at Pune under the banner of the FOWAI FORUM.
Holding classes on spirituality and on Sanskrit in Pune and Mumbai, she periodically goes on lecture tours. She has traveled widely and has been to the US. She occasionally conducts management seminars for corporate and educational institutions. Born in 1956 and coming from a Gujarati family settled in Mumbai, she is conversant with English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.