Rajasekaran: a man of humble origin

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Chennai, Jan 25 (UNI) Dr Arjunan Rajasekaran, who was awarded Padma Shri in the field of medicine, made a humble beginning as a village doctor at a Primary Health Centre at Vadalur in Tamil Nadu, before winning many accolades.

Born on November 17, 1935, at Nellikuppam in South Arcot district of the State, Dr Rajasekaran had 50 years of dedicated medical service to his credit.

His service ranged from a village doctor to the present position as the President of National Board of Post Graduate Medical Examinations, New Delhi, the highest academic position for any medical professional in the country.

He did his MBBS at the Government Stanley Medical College here and had served as Professor and Head of Urology for 20 years at the Government Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College.

He was the founder of the Department of Urology at Government Royapettah Hospital and was Urological Society of India President during 1992-93. A pioneer in the field of Andrology (Male Infertility) in India, he also founded 'MARC', an advanced centre for treatment of childless couple, here.

He had obtained Micro Surgical Training at San Franciso and was Senior Commonwealth Fellow in the United Kingdom, member of the delegation for the Chinese Medical Universities and visiting Professor to several universities in India and seven abroad.

Dr Rajasekaran had numerous awards to his credit, including Urology Gold Medal for contribution to Urology, Distinguished Teacher Award KRDI (2000), Eminent Medical Luminary Award-KG (2006), FRCS-Royal College of Edinburgh (1991), D.Sc (Honoris Causa), Dr MGR Medical University (1998) and Dr BC Roy National Award (1998).


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