We are deeply saddened by the news of Mr. Vasu Chanchlani's passing on September 7, 2014. The Global Health Office would like to extend our sincere condolences to his wife, Dr. Jayshree Chanchlani, and their family at this time.
Chanchlani and his wife are founders of the Chanchlani Research Centre, established in 2012 at McMaster University. With a donation of $1 million to the Centre, Chanchlani, a philanthropist and businessman, was dedicated to funding research to understand the genetic and environmental causes of cardiovascular diseases common among South Asians and those of South Asian origin living in Canada.
Chanchlani is co-founder of the Sigma Group of Companies and a founding member of the Canada India Foundation, which aims to strengthen ties between Canada and India.