The NSCI Club in New Delhi was set up with the guidance and patronage of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and eminent sporting personalities of the time such as Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. NSCI also counts the Maharajas of Patiala, Vizianagaram and Nawanagar, the Nawab of Pataudi, General K. M. Cariappa, G. D. Birla and Naval Tata among the few patrons of the club, with A.S. D’Mello taking his place as Secretary General.