Millions of people across India lack access to basic amenities
required for quality life. We’re on a mission to change that.

Sankurathri Foundation’s primary goal is to improve the quality of life of needy people in the
rural and remote areas of India. Presently implementing educational programs through
Sarada Vidyalayam, health care programs through Srikiran Institute of Ophthalmology and
disaster relief programs through Spandana in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

 Journey of Dr. Chandrasekhar – Padma Shri Awardee 2023

Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Chandrasekhar Sankurathri used to be one of Canada’s immigrant success stories, a student from India who rose to a job as a biologist with Health Canada and settled in Ottawa with his wife, Manjari Sankurathri, and their two children, Srikiran (6) and Sarada (3), who were born in Canada.

Dr. Chandrasekhar lost his wife and his two children who were flying from Canada to India to a shameful act of terrorism. Their bodies were never found. 326 other people too died in that unfortunate incident.

Three years after the incident, Dr. Sankurathri decided to move ahead and give his life a new purpose. In 1988, Dr. Chandrasekhar Sankurathri sold his house in Canada, where he had been living for 2 decades and settled down in his wife’s village, Kakinada. He started the Sankurathri Foundation in 1989 with the aim of providing good health and educational facilities to the impoverished rural in the outskirts of Kakinada town in Andhra Pradesh.