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Updated: October 21, 2011 00:28 IST

Dhanvantari Award for M.K. Mani

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Dr. M.K.Mani
Dr. M.K.Mani

M.K. Mani, pioneer in nephrology in the country and Chief Nephrologist at Apollo Hospital, Chennai, has been honoured with the 40th Dhanvantari Award.

Dhanvantari Medical Foundation president and eminent cardiologist B.K. Goyal said here on Thursday that Dr. Mani pioneered innovative techniques and a new regimen in the management of kidney disorders.

He is the recipient of many awards, including the Padma Bhushan and the Rabindranath Tagore Award and has more than 125 publications to his credit. He has been awarded the honorary Doctorate of Science by several universities.

Dr. Mani became well-known after he gave a fresh lease of life to Jayaprakash Narayan, who was suffering from a kidney ailment and had a cardiac arrest at the Jaslok Hospital here, Dr. Goyal said.

The prestigious award, which recognises contribution in medical science, is awarded annually since 1972. The recipients include Denton A Cooley of Houston and pioneer heart transplant surgeon Christiaan Neethling Barnard of South Africa.

It will be presented to Dr. Mani here on October 30, in the presence of Union Minister for Power Sushilkumar Shinde, Tripura Governor D.Y. Patil and the former Union Minister, Murli Deora. On the occasion, Dr. Mani will give a talk on ‘Newer developments in the management of kidney failure.'

I am a CKD patient from Kuwait, visited to Dr, M.K.Many on 17th Jan 2012. I am still waiting to get my prescription from doctor as doctor’s assistant said me to be sent via e-mail. Would you please check my file and send me a copy of my prescription to follow with my CKD condition.

from:  Mohammad Hossain
Posted on: Jan 31, 2012 at 15:20 IST

Hearty congratulation to Dr M K Mani, under his treatment with CKDIV my mother was just on medication for a long period before getting to dialysis stage. I haven't seen such a great doctor who consider every aspect of the patient including economic condition.

from:  Venkat
Posted on: Jan 4, 2012 at 23:18 IST

Hearty Congratulations to Dr.M K Mani. He is a great doctor, person, a very disciplined Individual. His skills as a Clinician can not be any better. He is a wonderful teacher who has made a major impact on the medical lives of lot of doctors including myself. He deserves any and every award there is. congratulations.

from:  Jay Prakash
Posted on: Nov 15, 2011 at 07:56 IST

Hearty congratulations to Dr. M.K. Mani on the prestigeous Dhanwantari Award (40th)being conferred upon him in recognition of his valuable services in Medical Science and to the mankind. I feel great and proud that I had an opportunity to work for him as his Steno when he was Chief Nephrologist at Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital in the early eighties. Wishing Dr. Mani and family the very best in life.

from:  M.T. DINESAN
Posted on: Oct 27, 2011 at 13:31 IST

Heartiest Congratulations to you Sir. I feel happy and proud to say that I was trained by Dr.M.K. Mani and worked as Dialysis Technician in Apollo Hospital.Madras.May God Bless you Sir with good health and long life.

from:  R.Gajaraj. Doha. Qatar
Posted on: Oct 24, 2011 at 10:59 IST

Sir, You may not remember or recognize me ,but I was fortunate to be your student and later your houseman in Stanley Medical College,Chennai .You could have chosen to stay back in Australia where I believe you had your higher training but instead you chose to return to Mother India to inspire thousands of medical students like me with your style of teaching and your strict professionalism. You turned the science of medicine into an art .Your disdain for mediocricity in the practce of medicine was well known .We appreciate and welcome the honours bestowed on you and hope and pray Allah will give you a long fruitful life,Inshallah .

from:  Dr.Mehboob Alam Pasha
Posted on: Oct 23, 2011 at 01:16 IST

sir my ambition in my life was to become a doctor. but my proposal was disposed by God and I became an advocate. By reading about you I am very proud to say that I have got children both are doctors and now this moment I pray god Almighty that IN future they may also gifted with award like you by following your path as a doctor

from:  adv am ashraf
Posted on: Oct 22, 2011 at 16:26 IST

My Hearty congratulations to Dr Mani for the award, I am very fortunate to work under him as a dialysis tech in Chennai Apollo hospital. I want every one to know this he is father medicine in India, because of his honesty, transparency, accountability, professionalism and equality he earned all these achievements. His service to all humans are same, he choose this profession to treat and save millions of people with one goal that is all are equal. We are very fortunate to have legends like him in our country in this 21st century, because Morden day’s people as soon as they enter in to medicine they want to make money not in honest way. If every person in medical profession follow Dr Mani's practice of medicine I assure you that Indian is the safest and honest place in the world of medicine, may god peace be upon him and his family.

from:  Baskar Reddy, Auckland. NZ
Posted on: Oct 22, 2011 at 01:56 IST

Heartiest congratulations on this great honor conferred upon you Sir. I feel blessed and proud to think that I was your student. May GOD Bless you Sir with good health and long life to receive many more such awards.

from:  Dr.Mrs Sakuntala Krishnamurthy
Posted on: Oct 21, 2011 at 18:37 IST

Dr. Mani is one of the most deserving doctors and a nicest gentleman for this award. He commands respects from all quarters of life and from all medical fraternity. I really doubt if there could be any other Dr. Mani, now and ever. God give him good health and many more deserving awards.

from:  Dr. Harish Darla
Posted on: Oct 21, 2011 at 15:57 IST

Such recognitions in specific areas of medicine go a long way in benefitting the medical profession as well as the common man. It would be interesting and informative to learn of the new methods or treatments employed by Dr. Mani with respect to kidney ailments. Compliments to him.

from:  Amarnath Sury
Posted on: Oct 21, 2011 at 13:22 IST

Dr. Mani belongs to fast disappearing generation of 'gentleman physician'. Any award conferred on him honors the institution that bestows the award. Congratulations Dr. Mani, and thanks for inspiring so many of us!

from:  Dr. Ratna Magotra
Posted on: Oct 21, 2011 at 08:54 IST

Heartiest congratulation to you sir. Hope you may visit Patna Medical College, Patna. Bihar in near future.

from:  Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
Posted on: Oct 21, 2011 at 01:51 IST
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