The foundation was the brainchild of Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Kumar who is a leading Thoracic Surgeon who has been practicing Chest Surgery for the last 35 years. He has been a witness to changing the colour of the lungs of people over the years. When he operated patients with lung diseases in the 1980s, colour of the lungs of a non-smoker in urban India was found to be pink whereas black spotted lungs were typically found to be only among the smokers.
The site upset him severely and he kept talking about it to others. Dr. Kumar thought that since he has been a witness to this unfortunate change (that others can’t see), it is his duty to share this information with all the countrymen and work for the ‘Care of 2.5 billion Lungs in India’. He shared this vision with an old-time friend Mr. Rajiv Khurana over a family dinner who moved the idea of doing something to a registered domain and thus Lung Care Foundation took existence. In the next few days, lung care foundation started taking shape with its vision, mission, goals set along with the other founder trustees Dr. Belal Bin Asaf and Mr. Abhishek Kumar and soon it was a registered not for profit organizing.