HYDERABAD: Kakinada-based social worker Dr. Sankurathri Chandra Sekhar has been awarded the prestigious Padma Shri Award for his work in providing free medical and educational services to the needy.

Born on November 20, 1943, Dr. Chandra Sekhar established the Sankurathri Foundation in 1989, in memory of his wife Manjari, son Kiran and daughter Sarada who died in the bombing of an Air India in 1985.

He dedicated himself to service by channeling his grief into a lifelong commitment to the betterment of society.

Dr. Chandra Sekhar has been instrumental in providing treatment to over 3,000 eye patients and providing free education to over 3,500 children from economically weaker sections.

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