Lalitha Raghuram is a compassionate, enthusiastic and a high-integrity individual and as the Country Director of MOHAN Foundation. She has a rich, broad-based expertise in health care management arising out of 34 years of experience with leading eye care and not-for-profit organizations around the world. She started MOHAN Foundation in Hyderabad in 2002.
In the year 2004 Lalitha’s passionate commitment to her profession transcended deep personal tragedy. In a tragic incident, her young 19-year-old son had a fatal road accident and was declared brain dead. Walking the talk, Lalitha and her husband took the heart-breaking but inspiring decision to donate their son’s organs. For this brave and noble action, they were presented the CNN IBN Real Heroes Award. They received a trophy and a cash award of INR 5 Lakhs, which they have donated to MOHAN Foundation to further the cause of organ donation. Lalitha is an Ashoka Fellow, and received Rotary Vocational Excellence Awards and “Woman in Transplantation Hero Award” among several other awards.