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Dr M K Mani receives Dhanvantari Award 2011

Dr M K Mani, chief nephrologist at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, has been honoured with the 40th Dhanvantari Award. The award, which recognises contribution in medical science, is awarded annually since 1972.

According to Dhanvantari Medical Foundation president and cardiologist Dr B K Goyal, Dr M K Mani pioneered innovative techniques and a new regimen in the management of kidney disorders.

Dr M K Mani became famous after he gave a fresh lease of life to Jayaprakash Narayan, who was suffering from a kidney ailment and had a cardiac arrest at Jaslok Hospital Mumbai. He received the Padma Bhushan award in 1991.

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