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P.I.E » Brijen Gupta


Dr. Brijen K. Gupta was instrumental in co-founding the India Community Center (ICC) in East Penfield, New York in 1982 as a catalyst to synergize the local Asian Indian community. The ICC is the secular arm of the Asian Indian community of Greater Rochester that is engaged in building bridges between cultural communities. Dr. Gupta personally endorsed the loan from the bank for the ICC building, and for his relentless commitment and dedication towards fulfilling these goals, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by ICC in 1997.

In 1985, Dr. Gupta co-founded the L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India with Dr. G.N. Rao. LV Prasad Eye Institute is a world-class eye hospital, research and training center. Its mission is to provide excellent and equitable eye care to all in a caring and compassionate manner. Since then, the Indo-American Eye Care Society, headed by Dr. Gupta, has been instrumental in raising millions of dollars with the generous support of Bausch & Lomb. The L V Prasad Eye Institute is a non-profit charitable facility that has been recognized by the World Health Organization as a center of excellence for ophthalmic care.

Dr. Gupta also helped another friend and co-founded the Usha Mullapudi Cardiac Care Centre, a $25 million privately funded heart care facility in Hyderabad, India. The hospital was built by the father of Usha Mullapudi, Venkata Ramana Mullapudi. It is said that that his daughter, Usha Mullapudi died in a train accident while saving a puppy. Her father built this hospital in her memory with support from many friends. This hospital operates as a non-profit organization, taking fees only for the expenses.

 In 2007, Dr. Gupta was honored by the Memorial Art Gallery's Asian Family Day in the annual celebration at national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. He was honored with the Tribute to Asian Elder's Volunteerism Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community through his 30 years of philanthropy activities, raising in excess of ten million dollars for various nonprofit organizations and fund-raising events.