All of this has led some wealthy Indians to consider leaving.
Annat Jain, a private equity investor who returned to India in 2001 after spending 12 years in the US, said his father had died last year of heart failure worsened by breathing problems. Now his four-year-old daughter must be given twice-daily breathing treatments.
“But whenever we leave the country, everyone goes back to breathing normally,” Jain said. “It’s something my wife and I talk about constantly.”
Additional reporting by Malavika Vyawahare and Edward Wong