Good Businesses 2013

Up close and personal

Rural patients in West Bengal now have quality healthcare at their doorstep, thanks to iKure

Photographs by Sandipan Chatterjee/ Outlook

For 11 years after completing his MCA in 1999, Sujay Santra, by his own admission, led the perfect “geeky” existence — from his first job with the National Remote Sensing Agency, to running a web services business, dabbling in palm recognition software, and then working with IBM and Oracle in Bengaluru. Then, an experience with his father’s health, while he was at Oracle, changed things. Santra’s father, who lived in Kharagpur, had begun to show symptoms of acute stress and a heart condition.