Dr Ramesh Nath Lingutla was born in the year 1951 at Gannevari Palli Village, Tadipatri Mandal, Anantapur Dist of Andhra Pradesh in India. Since childhood, he was always a bright student with an excellent academic career and at the same time, he extended his vision to public welfare and social service issues as well. Ramesh Nath completed his Medical Course from Sri Venkateswara University (S V) Medical College, Tirupati where he scored S V University First Rank in Medicine besides First Rank in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well.
As a Student doctor, in various positions like the General Secretary and President he had also served the colleagues and for the development of his college and S V R R General Hospital.
With his hospital Superintendent he took lead at that time in laying the Foundation stone for Cancer Institute. While evincing a keen interest in games and Sports in the year 1974 he represented S V University and had participated at National level Chess Tourney. At Tirupati he established the first Private Hospital ( Nath’s Hopital ) which was acclaimed as the best of its kind in Tirupati. But Dr.Ramesh Nath was always interested in academic pursuit and so in the year 1992 he went to U K for his higher studies.
During Dr Nath’s return and short stay at Tirupati in the years 1999 – 2000, he established the “Tirupati Anaesthesiologists’ Association” for which he was the Founder President, a unique privilege. He had also worked as SVIMS Hospital Registrar for one year.
In Cambridge Council Hall with the Queen’s Representatives
In England besides in the North Middlesex University Hospital at London he had worked in various other reputed hospitals also and gained rich experience. In the year 1995 he had achieved his D. A (London).,MRCA. For 11 years he had worked at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon which was affiliated to the Cambridge Addenbrookes’ Hospital, one of the worlds renowned hospitals. To his excellence Dr Nath achieved there wonderful credentials besides winning the “Rewarding Excellence Award” in the year 2004 for the quality of his service towards his patients.
At the same time recognising Dr Nath’s proficiency in English and his good sociable qualities and dynamic nature, his hospital colleagues encouraged and elected him as British Medical Associaton Local Negotiating Committee ( LNC ) Representative and later as South East BMA Regional Chairman (Cambridge) and also at National level. As such Dr Nath had widely participated in the issues concerning health at National level. As BMA (British Medical Association) Chairman, he used to conduct meetings at regional and national levels. His letter representing his colleagues’ issues attracted the attention of Jonathan Djanogly, the then M P ( Later Health Minister of U K ).
Dr Nath received a reply also from Jonathan Djanogly ( House of Commons ) on 27th March 2006. While thanking Dr Nath Mr Djanogly appreciated Dr Nath’s concerns and the issues were moved as a motion in the Parliament discussion in the House of Commons.
Despite having an illustrious career as a doctor in the UK and having led several welfare activities there, the division of his beloved state of Andhra Pradesh in 2012, brought him back to India and drove him to help his people in the time of duress. As a son of the soil, he didn’t think twice before sacrificing his career, a good income in the U.K and the opportunity to settle in the USA. His only goal was to return to his motherland with a burning desire to give back to the community and empower them with health, education and an improved quality of life.
Since then, Ramesh Nath has been unstoppable at initiating welfare schemes for the poor, donating money to build basic necessities like roads, schools, toilets and hospitals in villages, and ultimately founding the REACH Global Foundation that has changed the lives of many. The word REACH is an acronym for (R)ural empowerment, (E)ducation for all, (A)dult care, (C)hild care, and (H)ealth for all.
Dr.Ramesh Nath has two sons – Dr.Deerajnath Lingutla and Sujeet who carry his legacy forward by actively participating and contributing to the Social activities undertaken by Reach Global Foundation.
Deerajnath Lingutla is a physician executive with American board certification and received executive MBA from Simon Business School. He currently serves as Medical Director at the Rochester Regional Health, New York, USA.
Sujeet received his executive MBA from University of Michigan and currently serves as a senior Professional Executive in a multinational corporation.