L V P E I Experience - L V Prasad Eye Institute

Committed To A New Beginning

Mr VC Janardan Rao with his family

Mr VC Janardan Rao's interest in eye care began many, many years ago, when he noticed his daughter, who was around 5 years old at that time, peering very closely at books, etc. On consulting an ophthalmologist he learnt that his child was highly myopic.

So, from a very young age, his daughter was wearing thick glasses. When she was in her 20s, he read an article in an international magazine about laser refractive surgical correction performed by an ophthalmologist in Chicago, USA. Those were early days for LASIK, as it is now called, but he decided to take his daughter to Chicago and meet the doctor. After a couple of consultations, they decided to go ahead with the procedure. The result was amazing and they were thrilled. Today she does not wear glasses and is very comfortable.

Mr Janardan Rao has grown over the years to become a successful industrialist in Hyderabad, pioneering the manufacture of fluid power equipment in the country. He now has two companies Veljan Hydrair Ltd and Veljan Denison Ltd, manufacturing a wide range of pneumatic and hydraulic products, which have an excellent export market.

A committed philanthropist, Mr Janardan Rao has been supporting charitable educational institutions and hospitals in Hyderabad, in Eluru, and in his native village Kovvali, for many years. A mutual friend, Mr Vellanki Rao invited him to visit L V Prasad Eye Institute; he was given a detailed tour of the facilities, where he closely observed the various facets of eye care provided by the institute. Impressed by the commitment and dedication of all those associated with the Institute, he decided to contribute to the growth and progress of L V Prasad Eye Institute.

In recognition of Mr Janardan Rao's generosity, the new building coming up at LVPEI's Kallam Anji Reddy campus in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, will be named after his mother, Smt Velamati Soubhagyavathamma.