Krishnan Suthanthiran was born in Southern India. As a young man, he moved to
Canada to attend Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. After completing his masters in
Mechanical Engineering, he took pre-med courses at the University of Toronto and
worked for an oncologist in the U.S.A.
In 1977, he founded Virginia-based Best Medical International, and over the
past 38 years has grown Best and its affiliated companies into major manufacturers
and distributors of health care products globally. Today, Mr. Suthanthiran has business
interests in a wide variety of industries throughout North America and Europe,
including a purchase of the entire town of Kitsault in Northern BC...
which, of course, is exactly what this web site is dedicated to.
BC's Ghost Town - July 31, 2013
CBC Reporter Chris Brown takes a tour of BC’s perfectly preserved ghost town, but as he finds out
there are plans to bring it back to life.
to view the news clip.
Best of Kitsault Available on DVD
In 1864, desirous of uniting Canada’s colonies,
the Fathers of Confederation met in Charlottetown, PEI, for the first of three conferences.
In 1867, their efforts were rewarded with the passage of the British North America Act and the
creation of a new nation henceforth known as the Dominion of Canada.
Since then this beautiful land has served as a beacon of hope for people around the world
and has continued to attract trailblazers, dreamers, philosophers, visionaries and those
seeking new beginnings.
Today, a new and exceptional kind of community building is taking place in Canada, this time
on the Pacific west coast. The town of Kitsault in northern B.C. is being re-envisioned as a
global problem-solving centre and a haven for the world’s most talented artists and scientists.
Many of you are familiar with the town of Kitsault’s unique history.
In 2005, Krishnan Suthanthiran, a Canadian educated U.S. business man and philanthropist,
saw great potential in this sleeping beauty of a town and decided to purchase it.
He has since been working diligently to awaken Kitsault from its deep sleep and bring it back
to life. Krishnan has renamed the town Chandra Krishnan Kitsault in honour of his mother:
"My mother gave me life and I want to give life back to this town."
Those of you keen to learn more about Kitsault will be happy to hear that you can now watch
the whole story from the comfort of your own home. The Best of Kitsault is a
90 minute DVD that covers the history of the town from its early days to the present and
includes an interview with the town’s present owner, Krishnan Suthanthiran. The Best of Kitsault
features stunning aerial vistas of the B.C. coastline and pristine wilderness of the
Nass River Valley. You will see for yourself why Kitsault has been called "Heaven on Earth!"
The cost of the DVD is $23.95, plus shipping & handling (+ applicable taxes).
This collector’s item will be a treasured souvenir documenting the development of this unique town.
For more information and to purchase the Best of Kitsault DVD on-line, please visit
or call our toll-free number 1-866-909-4647 x 232 to place an order.
It is estimated that the town will be open for visitors within the next two years.
We invite you to keep visiting this web site for project updates.
Visit here for videos and still images of the town.
Kitsault: The Geography, Ecology & History
For your convenience we have published an online book and brochure
about the town of Kitsault, both written by Dr. Norma Kerby.
The book may be downloaded in
PDF Format or as a
Click here to download the brochure (PDF).
If unable to open the above documents, Click here to download Adobe Reader or
to get Adobe Shockwave.