Our story is of a unique partnership between 'God of Sight' Dr Sanduk Ruit and Mr Tej Kohli.

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation combines Dr Ruit’s technical expertise for delivering large-scale low-cost cataract surgeries with Tej Kohli’s experience of funding grassroots projects worldwide.

Together, the pair aim to screen one million and cure 300,000 – 500,000 by 2030.

100% of the operating costs are funded by Tej Kohli and the Kohli family.

Patients Screened
Surgeries Completed
Camps Completed
Partner Hospitals
Doctors in Network
Countries Served


Mr Tej Kohli

Investor and Philanthrophist

One of the underreported tragedies of our time is that nearly 90% of the world’s blind live in low-income countries where poverty and blindness perpetuate in a descending cycle. The main cause of this often needless and frequently avoidable blindness is cataracts, which affect 95 million people worldwide. Investment in improving accessibility and quality of cataract surgery in the developing world can help reduce extreme poverty, and transform communities.

Tej Kohli on the problem of preventable blindness in the developing world.

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Dr Sanduk Ruit​

Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon

Blindness does not discriminate; therefore its care too, should not. Access to good sight is a universal right, and its access should not discriminate between different sections of society. Everyone should be able to access their right to receive good sight.

Dr. Sanduk Ruit on Curing Preventable Blindness in the Developing World.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Explorer, Fundraiser, Author and Public Speaker

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is undoubtedly the worlds greatest explorer. One of the key themes of the Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation is that we reach out to the communities that other charities and NGO’s may not be able to. We often send medical teams into areas that require days of travel off-road and on foot. Our Patron and Global Ambassadors support us in being able to reach those undeserved communities. Given our work so far, it seemed only natural that our Global Patron be Ranulph Fiennes.

  Sir Ranulph is supported by our team of Global Ambassadors who are highly active in championing our cause and supporting our work.

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Dr. Reeta Gurung

Board Member, CEO, Tilganga Institute of Opthamology

Mr. Hari Bansha Acharya

Board Member, Public Figure / Media Personality

CA Sudarshan Raj Pandey

Board Member, Senior Partner, S.R. Pandey & Co.

Pankaj Thapa

Communications Manager

Serabla Ruit

Project Manager