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Chronological developments of Sankar Foundation:

Sankar Foundation came into being on 28th July 1984 , bearing Registered No. 9485/84, under the Indian Public Charitable Trust Act, with Dr. K.Parvathi Kumar garu as
Chairman , Founder Trustee, Late Sri D.V.Subba Rao garu as Vice-Chairman, Founder Trustee, Late Sri Atmakuri Sankar Rao garu as Managing Trustee, Founder Trustee, Smt. Atmakuri Yashoda garu as Founder Trustee.

Founders of Sankar Foundation

Master KPK
Dr. K. Parvathi Kumar garu

Chairman, Sankar Foundation for 25 years. Now,remains its mentor.

Late Sri Durvasula Venkata Subba Rao garu
April 1932 -DECEMBER 20, 2014

Vice-Chairman, Sankar Foundation for 25 years and Chairman for 4 years.
Law was his vocation, reading his avocation, writing his hobby, cricket his passion and above all service his motto – a multifaceted gem who handled varied activities par excellence.


Late Sri Atmakuri Sankar Rao garu
2nd Sept,1930 -MARCH 19, 2012 and
Smt. Atmakuri Yashoda garu

Managing Trustee, Sankar Foundation for 28 years and Vice-Chairman for 2 years.

He received several awards for his selfless service. Among them were: Most Outstanding Service award from Rotary Club, Waltair, Master MN Award from World Teacher Trust, Madras Telugu Academy's Ugadi Puraskaram, Rotary International Special Recognition Award for being a major donor to Rotary Foundation in 2000-2001, Rotary Foundation award, Lions Club International award and Best Surgical NGO award to Sankar Foundation from the District Collector, Srikakulam.



Foundation Services Activities During the years 1984 – 1997:
  • This Foundation provided health care services in the areas of Women and Child Welfare and strived to eradicate Tuberculosis programs.
  • This Foundation provided health care services in the areas of Women and Child Welfare and strived to eradicate Tuberculosis programs.
  • And constructed houses, public toilets, bore wells etc., especially in tribal areas.
  • As part of statutory financial existence, Foundation registered with Income Tax Department and obtained PAN 10 23C, 12 A, 80G
Glimpses - pics of Centre for Policy Studies, Visakhapatnam, under the Aegls of Sankar Foundation :

Satguru Sri K.Sivananda Murty lighting the lamp at the inauguration of the Seminar on Gandhi. United Nations and World Peace kumar. Prof. B.Sarveswara Rao ,Dr.Maddi Gopala Krishna Reddy were present. Shir A.Sankar Rao Founder Chairman and Pat to the seminar on" Gandhi United Nations and World Peace on "Oct. 26. 1995

Book titled "Street Children in Visakhapatnam - A study in relative deprivation" released by Dr.Abid Hussian| on Dec 6, 1996 at Centre for Policy Studies. Shri A.Sankara Rao and Prof. A.Prasanna Kumar on the dais.

Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao Prime Minister of India fecilitations Shri.A.Sankar Rao

Shri A.Sankara Rao presenting a memento to Shri S.R.Rao, IAS Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust at the awards function on Sep 3,2001.

Shri C.Raghavachari, Editor, Visaalandhra being felicitated by Sri Challa Sivasankara, Sri D.V.Subba Rao and Sri A.Sankar Rao on Aug 12,2000.

Year 1997:
  • The Founder Trustees have realized that poverty, lack of awareness about curable blindness, and limited resources in Ophthalmology are the root cause of sufferings of millions of poor people in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. With a dream to bring light back into the lives of those unfortunate people suffering from curable blindness and to foster excellence in ophthalmic patient care. These Trustees have established Sankar Foundation Eye Institute (SFEH), Registered No. 150/1997, Super Speciality, , registered by Government of Andhra Pradesh, on 2nd June 1997 at Simhachalam, Visakhapatnam, in a 2 bed room rented building.
  • This Foundation provided health care services in the areas of Women and Child Welfare and strived to eradicate Tuberculosis programs.
  • Shri A. Ram Das Garu joined as Trustee.

Inaugaration of the first premises of Sankar Foundation Eye Institute by His Holiness Sadguru Sivananda Murthy, on 2nd June 1997

Ground Breaking Ceremomy

Ground breaking ceremony performed for construction of the new Institute building by
Sir John Major, Former Prime Minister UK, on 9th March 2005, accompanied by Lord Marvin Davies, Group CEO, StanChart Bank.

Sir John Major

“It is a pleasure to be here- you are doing wonderful work that is much needed”.

Sir John Major
Former Prime Minister, Great Britain
9th March 2005

“A great privilege to be here. A very special place”.

Lord Mervyn Davies
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Plc
9th March 2005

The Institute was among the 2,000 eye Institutes in six countries selected for a visit by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom John Major .