Professor GVS Murthy is the Vice-President (South), Public Health Foundation of India & Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad. He is also Professor, Public Health Eye Care & Disability at LSHTM, London. He established the first Department of Community Ophthalmology at AIIMS, New Delhi and later helped in setting up the South Asia Centre for Disability Inclusive Development, Hyderabad. He completed his MBBS from Guntur Medical College in 1979, MD from AIIMS, New Delhi in 1985 and MSc (Community Eye Health) from Institute of Ophthalmology, University College of London, UK. He worked as Medical Officer, WHO, Geneva on the Childhood Blindness Program and as M&E Consultant with UNAIDS South Asia earlier. Currently he is Technical Advisor to CBM, India, and Research Advisor to Mission for Vision, India, Member, Optometry Council of India. He is also a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Committee on School Reopening after COVID-19. He has also served on the Technical Advisory Group of WHO on Integrated Care for Older People, Technical Advisory Committee of WHO on School Health Services, Scientific Advisory Committee, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, and WHO Consultative Committee on Monitoring & Implementation of Global Vision2020 activities and served as a member of the Indian Council for Medical Research Consultative Group on Disability. He was ranked among the top 2% research scientists of the world in 2020. He has received many awards and orations. He has contributed extensively to assessing the magnitude of blindness and disability in many countries including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He has published 275 in peer reviewed journals and contributed chapters to 15 books. He has supervised many PhD/MD/MSc/MPH students. He has been PI/Co-PI of 62 research and program grants from national and international funding agencies.