New Delhi: India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma awards, would be conferred on 104 eminent people, including 16 doctors of modern medicine. They will receive the awards from President Pranab Mukherjee at a function in New Delhi in March or April, it was announced here on Sunday, on the eve of the 66th Republic Day.
Dr Ambrish Mithal, chairman, division of endocrinology and diabetes, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon (Delhi/NCR) and Dr Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi would be conferred with the Padma Bhushan award for “distinguished service of high order” in the medicine category.
Some of the eminent doctors who would be conferred with the Padma Shri award for “distinguished service in any field” include Dr Manjula Anagani (gynaecologist and obstetrician), Dr Yogesh Kumar Chawla (hepatologist), Dr Randeep Guleria (pulmonologist), Dr K P Haridas (gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon), Dr
Alka Kriplani (gynaecologist and obstetrician),
Dr Harsh Kumar (glaucoma services) and Dr Tejas Patel (interventional cardiologist).
President Pranab Mukherjee also gave the nod for conferring the Padma Shri award to Dr Narendra Prasad (surgeon), Dr Yog Raj Sharma (Ophthalmologist), Dr Nikhil Tandon (endocrinologist), Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi (nephrologist), Dr Dattatreyudu Nori (radiation oncologist), Dr Raghu Rama Pillarisetti (oncoplastic breast surgeon), and Dr Saumitra Rawat
Dr Manjula Anagani is chief gynaecologist and obstetrician, infertility speciality and laparoscopic surgeon at Sunshine Super Speciality Institute, Hyderabad.
Dr Yogesh K Chawla, a noted hepatologist, is director, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
Dr Randeep Guleria is professor and head, department of pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
Dr K P Haridas, a renowned gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon, is chairman and managing director at Lords Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.
Dr Alka Kriplani is professor and head, department of obstetrics and gynaecology, AIIMS, New Delhi.
Dr Harsh Kumar is director, glaucoma services, Centre for Sight, Gurgaon (Delhi/NCR).
Dr Tejas Patel is chairman and chief interventional cardiologist at Apex Heart
Dr Narendra Prasad is former head of the department of surgery, Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).
Dr Yog Raj Sharma is professor and chief of Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi.
Dr Nikhil Tandon is professor and head, department of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes, AIIMS, New Delhi.
Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi is a noted nephrologist and director, G R Doshi and K M Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases
and Research Centre and Dr H L Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Ahmedabad.
Dr Dattatreyudu Nori, a non-resident Indian from Andhra Pradesh, is professor and executive vice chairman of the radiation oncology department at The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He is also chairman of radiation oncology at The New York Hospital Medical Centre of Queens and director of the Cancer Centre at the New York Hospital Queens.
Dr Saumitra Rawat is honorary senior consultant, department of surgical gastroenterology & liver transplantation, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.
Dr Raghu Ram Pillarisetti is CEO of Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation, Hyderabad.
Smt Jayakumari Chikkala (Delhi), Dr Sarungbam Bimola Kumari Devi (Manipur) and Dr Rajesh Kotecha (Rajasthan) would also be honoured with the Padma Shri award in the medicine category. Dr Kotecha is chief physician and executive director of Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Research Centre, Jaipur. He is also vice chancellor of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.