Businessman and Philanthropist Subu Kota on Cricket for the Blind and the Joy of Giving

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WALTHAM, MA—When it comes to giving, businessman and philanthropist Subu Kota has one criteria: joy.

Giving to charitable causes gives him enormous joy. In September, Mr. Kota donated $1 million to promote cricket for the blind worldwide. For 15 years, he has supported Woman of the Year gala that honors 20 women each year. In addition, his contributions to dozens of charities in India and the United States are well-known in philanthropic circles.

Subu and Vicky Kota

In an exclusive video interview with INDIA New England News, Mr. Kota explains how the cricket for blind is played, why he decided to donate $1 million to India-based Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled to spread Cricket for the Blind and what inspires him to give.

Mr. Kota is a serial entrepreneur with more than 40 years of business wisdom with broad experience ranging from Information Technology Consulting, e-Learning Services and Pharmaceuticals Research and Manufacturing. He has been involved in start-ups in various sectors, and is a charter membership of TiE Boston.

To view the full interview, please click here or on the image below.

Some of the charities and non-profits Mr. Kota has worked include India Society of Worcester (ISW), YMCA and Samarthanam Trust. He has served as trustee and chairman of ISW, helped raise $12 million to YMCA, one of the largest YMCA in boroughs in Massachusetts.

In an earlier interview with INDIA New England News, Mr. Kota said that helping charities has been a help to himself.

“Giving to great causes does not help monetarily, but it takes care of peace of mind. The nature of helping and taking care of things and people I care about is the part of my journey,” Mr. Kota said. “My family has been very supportive of the charitable works I do. They don’t interfere. My wife never asks. As my children are growing up and finding their own path, I want them to figure out themselves what they want. They need to spend time on these by themselves.”

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