Mrs. Shally Gupta was born into a reputed trading family in Ambala City. She received a bachelor’s degree from MDSD Girls’ College, Ambala City, and a master’s in English from Kurukshetra University. In 1995, she married Dr. Ashawant Gupta and they lived in California, USA, for a couple of years before returning to their hometown. They now live in an extended joint family with uncles, aunts, cousins, and their families.
They have two children. Daughter Abheepsa has a master’s degree in stem cells from the University of Minnesota, USA. After working for a biotech company in California, USA, for a couple of years, Abheepsa has returned to India and is involved in the family business. Son Samarpan is pursuing BBA at Texas A&M University, USA.
Mrs. Gupta, along with her children, keenly participates in various social service projects. From 2011 to 2015, she was actively involved in the India Against Corruption movement. She also assists her husband in the management of the Rotary Ambala Cancer and General Hospital.
Mrs. Gupta is a past president of Inner Wheel Club Ambala and was declared Golden President of the District. Her pet project is to improve the standard of education in government schools. She spends time at a local government school. She also teaches needy students at home in the evening; presently, she has over 20 students studying.
As the Director of Pavitradham Rotary School for the Deaf, Mrs. Gupta has learned basic sign language and teaches alphabets and numbers to hearing-impaired children.