Dr. T Kishore Kumar Bohra was born on 3rd September 1959 to Mrs. & Mr. Tejpal Bohra in Chennai. Inspired by his maternal uncle Dr. Surendra Bora, an Orthopedic Surgeon, he completed his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai in the year 1982 and completed DO DNB Ophthalmology at ‘Sankara Netralaya’ in June 1985. He was the first student to pursue DO at ‘Sankara Netralaya’. He started his yeomen service of restoring the vision of people in his clinic named “Bohra Eye Clinic” in September 1985 at Mint Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai and also extended his service at his residence in Avadi, Chennai.
In 1987 he started his Bohra eye hospital in Avadi with a vision to serve the poor and needy and to cater to the needs of the people who could not afford a quality eye care service in the outskirts of the city . His faith and belief in serving humanity with sincerity and commitment paved the way for the birth of ‘Bohra Eye Hospital’ from the clinic.
His clinic rendered service to lakhs of people who were in need of quality eye care treatment and revolutionized in making cataract surgery affordable even for the marginalized with the establishment of a unit in India to produce high quality, low-cost plastic lenses. In addition, thousands of irreversibly blind people have received rehabilitation and educational support which enabled them to lead lives of independence and dignity.
He spent his lifetime in creating health care facilities that put humanity with priority. He dedicated his career to creating solutions to get patients the cost-effective, compassionate, and comfortable care they deserve.
The almighty invites his ‘crown’ creations to his own kingdom of heaven for divine service after their service in the earth.
Yes, the goal-driven journey of Dr. Bohra came to an end on September 12th, 1994 when he met with a major train accident in Andhra Pradesh on his way back from eye camp.
“The Universe has to move forward PAIN and LOSS; they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world or a relationship, everything has its time. And everything ends.”
Dr T Kishore Kumar Bohra was greatly respected for his simple living, high thinking, and fearless attitude. His enduring medical achievement made him a legend among medical practitioners. He still lives in the memory of his patients and the vision of service-minded individuals and views the world through them.