Harsh has always been very passionate about animals from a very young age. As a child, he used to feed stray cats in his building every day, and even unsuccessfully tried to adopt a kitten one day by bringing it home! As he grew up, Harsh would carry food for animals in his car every day and feed any stray he would see on the road. Today, Harsh has 2 beagles and 2 alsatians at home and wants to build Raksha Foundation to help millions of animals in the near future.
However, the inception of Raksha Foundation was from the untimely loss of Rachana & Harsh’s first dog. When Harsh was graduating from university, his parents wanted to give him a big gift. He grabbed his chance and finally got his lifelong dream of having a dog come true. Simba, a beagle, was much more than a pet for Rachana and Harsh; he was like their first child. Unfortunately, at all of 5 years of age, he developed some health problems, and Rachana & Harsh soon found out that even in a city like Mumbai, advanced medical help for dogs was incredulously unavailable. Necessity is the mother of invention, and Simba’s loss led to Rachana & Harsh developing a steadfast resolve to build centers with the best medical facilities to help countless other animals in India.