Larsen & Toubro chairman A M Naik plans to set up a cancer hospital in Navsari, Gujarat, through his philanthropic foundation Nirali Memorial Medical Trust. Nirali is the name of Naik’s granddaughter who passed away due to cancer at the age of two. Naik and his family then set up the philanthropic foundation in her name to help other cancer victims, especially those who don’t have access to quality treatment.
A statement from Naik said that the chairman of India’s largest construction and engineering company chose Navsari as the location for the cancer hospital as it was also his birthplace. The hospital will be managed by Tata Trusts. Interestingly, Navsari was also the birthplace of Tata Group founder Jamsetji Tata.