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.
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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