Tej Kohli is a philanthropist, technologist and investor, and has made it his life goal to use his success to uplift and improve the lives of others across the globe. Having been quoted stating: “I rebuilt myself into a big success, and I’m determined to use that success to help rebuild others too”, it is clear that he won’t stop until he achieves his goals.

Over his career, Kohli has been a leader within the charity sector. His philanthropic efforts have changed the world in ways he could not have imagined. The most recent philanthropic effort is the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation. Launching in 2021, Mr Kohli casted his attention towards curing the poorest communities of cataract blindness. Sharing the desire to cure is Dr Sanduk Ruit, otherwise known as the ‘God of Sight’. Their hope is to screen 2,000,000 patients and to cure at least 300,000 of cataract blindness by 2026.

It was from here that Ruit began his journey towards greatness. In Australia he was mentored and taught by Professor Fred Hollows, the teachings of Hollows led Sanduk to what would become a prosperous and generous career. The pair met in the 1980’s where they became good friends very quickly. Through this friendship they both realised that they shared the same dream – to bring affordable eye care and modern cataract surgery to all parts of the world.

The Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation is an organisation that aims to eliminate poverty by curing cataract blindness in developing countries. Tej Kohli alongside Dr Sanduk Ruit, both share the goal to eliminate poverty entirely across the world. To achieve this, the Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation have travelled to each corner of Nepal curing those suffering with cataract blindness.

Moving into developing and remote communities often means long journeys across treacherous terrain. The Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation team often travel for days to reach villages in the foothills of the Himalayas. The teams would transport medical equipment to set up screening camps and microsurgical camps.


It was from here that Ruit began his journey towards greatness. In Australia he was mentored and taught by Professor Fred Hollows, the teachings of Hollows led Sanduk to what would become a prosperous and generous career. The pair met in the 1980’s where they became good friends very quickly. Through this friendship they both realised that they shared the same dream – to bring affordable eye care and modern cataract surgery to all parts of the world.



The screening camps are used to assess the community’s eyes and check for disease such as cataracts. When a patient is found to be suffering with vision loss they are invited to a microsurgical camp to receive their free surgery.

Tej Kohli first encountered the problem of ‘poverty blindness’ after being invited to fund corneal transplants in India. Upon seeing a patient have his blindness cured in a single operation, Tej Kohli decided that he would use his accumulated wealth and expertise to fight this needless and avoidable blindness. Over a decade later, needless blindness remains a major contributor to extreme poverty and gender inequality worldwide, and Tej Kohli is as motivated as ever to lead the charge for a coordinated global effort to end it forever.