Chandra Suresh was the father of both Mohinder Suresh and Shanti Suresh. Chandra was a colleague and friend of Nirand, a respected professor, and a brilliant geneticist. Chandra's theories sounded crazy, caused the University to fire him, and discredited his career but he left his family and traveled halfway around the world to chase them anyway. Chandra left his apartment in India. Chandra died while working as a cab driver in New York City where he had tracked his Patient Zero. Two days before Chandra's death he became convinced someone was following him trying to steal his research. Chandra's son Mohinder followed in his footsteps to finish what he started.