After Azim Premji and N R Narayana Murthy and others, Mindtree’s Co-Founder Subroto Bagchi and his wife Susmita Bagchi committed Rs 340 crore for a palliative care unit at a cancer hospital in Odisha.
The Bagchis will build the cancer care unit with Karunashraya, a Bengaluru-based hospice, and Shankara Cancer Foundation.
Earlier, Mindtree Co-Founder Krishnakumar Natarajan and his wife Akila Krishnakumar funded the initial corpus of a charitable foundation MELA, after selling shares worth more than Rs 32 crore in 2018.
Another Rs 200 crore was committed by Mindtree Co-Founder and Happiest Mind Founder Ashok Soota, to launch SKAN, a not-for-profit trust for medical research into ageing and neurological disorders.
SKAN will focus on in-house projects and those launched in partnership with the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at Indian Institute Science, Bangalore (IISc).
Soota is also engaged in philanthropy through Samarthanam, a trust for the disabled, and Ashirvadam, a non-profit involved in education and healthcare for the needy.