The Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation, a non-profit funded by Indian born British billionaire, Tej Kohli, has successfully cured 17,289 people from remote and underserved communities of cataract blindness. The London-based organization is co-founded by Nepal-born Dr. Sanduk Ruit, famously known as the ‘God of Sight’ for curing thousands of people from blindness and becoming one of the most respected eye surgeons in the world.
he lockdowns of 2021 saw the beginning of a remarkable partnership between two sexagenarians who are bringing social and economic change to the most deprived communities in the developing world.
Tej Kohli and Dr Sanduk Ruit may live 4,582 miles away from each other, in Europe and Southern Asia, but distance has proven no barrier to them in co-founding a charity that is transforming communities by curing blindness.
Since its launch, the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation has screened 63,257 patients and cured 5,335 people of blindness, mostly in Nepal, in a series of microsurgical outreach camps.
In 2022 Tej Kohli and Dr Sanduk Ruit will scale up their activities by taking free treatments into poor and remote communities in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Pakistan, Indonesia, Laos and Bhutan.