Tamil Nadu

Doctors from Tamil Nadu felicitated for distinguished service in specialised fields

BADGE OF HONOUR: (Clockwise from top left) President Pranab Mukherjee conferring the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award on Dr. C. Palanivelu, Dr. S. Geethalakshmi and Dr. Anand K. Khakhar at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday; S. Rajasekaran and P.Sundaresan receive the Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award. | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena
Special Correspondent 29 March 2017 01:00 IST
Updated: 29 March 2017 09:52 IST

Three of them conferred with Dr. B.C. Roy National Award, while two receive Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award

Three doctors from the State have been awarded the prestigious Dr. B.C. Roy National Award and two others, the Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award.

At a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday, President Pranab Mukherjee distributed the awards, given in various categories and for various years, to the doctors.

Vice-Chancellor of The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical Univeristy S. Geethalakshmi was given the award in recognition of her outstanding services in the field of socio-medical relief for 2016.


C. Palanivelu, chairman of Coimbatore-based GEM Hospital received the award in the eminent medical person category for 2015. This is the second time Dr. Palanivelu has got the award — he got it the first time in 2006 in the speciality development category.

Anand K. Khakhar, programme director, Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplantation at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai received the award for the recognition of best talents in encouraging the development of specialities in different branches in medicine category, also for 2015.

S. Rajasekaran, chairman, department of orthopaedics, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore was given the Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award for 2008, and P. Sundaresan, senior scientist and head of the Genetics department at the Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai, received the same award for 2010.

Dr. B.C. Roy Award is given in each of the following categories: Statesmanship of the Highest Order in India, Medical man-cum-Statesman, Eminent Medical Person, Eminent person in Philosophy, Eminent person in Science and Eminent person in Arts.