Legendary Cricketer, Commentator and Philanthropist

Chair of the Board of Governors of Heart to Heart Foundation

Mr. Sunil Gavaskar, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, earned his place in the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame in 2009 after a remarkable 16-year career dominating the game. As captain of the Indian Cricket team for 47 test matches, Gavaskar left an indelible mark on the sport. His achievements include being the only Indian cricketer to score two centuries in a Test match on 3 occasions, the first-ever player to amass 10,000 runs in test matches and the first fielder (excluding wicket-keepers) to reach the landmark of 100 catches, boasting a total of 108 catches during his illustrious career.

Apart from being a cricketing legend, he is also a humanitarian working closely with Heart to Heart to provide better healthcare to the less fortunate. Annually, Mr. Gavaskar sponsors 35 pediatric cardiac surgeries, a gesture to parallel his 35 international cricket centuries, thus saving numerous precious lives. Mr. Gavaskar has also been involved in supporting rural medical education initiatives. Gavaskar views these humanitarian acts as 'Gifts of Life', an opportunity to improve many lives. Now playing his 'third innings', Gavaskar continues his mission to save lives and enhance healthcare worldwide, embodying a commitment to making a lasting impact beyond the boundaries of the cricket field.

Board of Trustees in India

Arvind-Thiagarajan

Arvind Thiagarajan

Dr.Praveen-Kollipara

Dr. Pravin Kollipara

Vivek-Gaur

Vivek Gour

Board of Directors and CEO in USA

CEO

Sridhar Vajapey (CEO)

Arvind-Thiagarajan

Arvind Thiagarajan

DeepakViswanath

Deepak Viswanath

DivyogiPatel

Divyogi Patel

MehranAtaee

Mehran Ataee

ShellyGupta

Dr. Shelly Gupta

VivekMahadevan

Vivek Mahadevan

Board of Advisors

JayanthiRamesh

Dr. Jayanthi Ramesh

MuraliVullaganti

Murali Vullaganti

RJPatel

RJ Patel

RoopaSharma

Roopa Sharma

SomaRao

Soma Rao

Dr.SundarKamath

Dr. Sundar Kamath

Board of Medical Advisors

Dr.ChitraMani

Dr. Chitra Mani

Dr.GowdhamiMohan

Dr. Gowdhami Mohan

Dr.KanwaljeetAnand

Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand

Dr.Praveen-Kollipara

Dr. Praveen Kollipara

Dr.RajDave

Dr. Raj Dave

Dr.RashmiThapa

Dr. Rashmi Thapa

Dr.RekhaRao

Dr. Rekha Rao

Dr.ShaunSetty

Dr. Shaun Setty

Dr.VeenaManchanda

Dr. Veena Manchanda

Dr.YamunaEkambaram

Dr. Yamuna Ekambaram

global-support

Global Support Network of Volunteers and Supporters

Heart to Heart operates with the dedicated backing of hundreds of volunteers and supporters spanning the globe, united in our mission to make a difference in pediatric cardiac care, maternal and child health, and rural medical education in India