Orthopaedic surgeon Kodali Siva Rama Krishna Prasad received the awards in London recently

A native of Guntur district and now an orthopaedic surgeon at Prince Charles Hospital, United Kingdom, Kodali Siva Rama Krishna Prasad received the “Mahatma Gandhi Samman” and “Gem of India” awards recently.

The awards, he received on behalf of the NRI Welfare Society of India International Friendship Society, were presented in the Global Achievers Conclave in London. “All my awards are dedicated to the memory of my parents”, said the doctor.

Expressing his happiness on receiving the awards, he said that he feels it a part of his destiny that his life is intertwined between India and United Kingdom. He finished his schooling in George Coronation Higher Secondary School, Thurumella before joining Guntur Medical College in 1966. Later he obtained ECFMG and VQE from Philadelphia and has been settled as an orthopaedic surgeon in United Kingdom.

He has been the recipient of many awards like the “Glory Achievers”, “Rashtriya Pragati”, “Vidya Ratna Puraskar”, “Glory of India”, “Indira Gandhi Seva Ratna”, “Shining Image of India” and many more.

It was indeed a great honour to play a small part in the impending re-emergence of the image of India, said Dr. Kodali Siva Rama Krishna Prasad. It gives me great pleasure in contributing towards the positive image, he said.

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