Mr Sethia is also a trustee of 2 Indian charities, the Nirmal Sethia Charitable Trust and the N. Sethia Foundation (India).

The N. Sethia Foundation (India) donated the Sheshadri Nagar II apartment complex to the Tirumal Tirupati Devathanams Trust in 1986. On one of his visits to the TTD Temple in Tirupathi, Mr Sethia saw the plight of pilgrims and felt he should create a small temple complex in New Delhi, to provide facilities for the devotees.

In 1996, the foundation embarked on the construction of an entire complex in the centre of New Delhi to include an information centre, meditation hall, guest house, car parking, priests’ residence and the Temple of Lord Tirupathi, which was inaugurated on 29th May 2013.

The N Sethia Foundation is the single largest donor to the Tirupathi Temple near Birmingham.