Professor Prokar Dasgupta is a clinician-scientist whose career started over 30 years ago when he began studying the immunology of a parasitic disease called Leishmaniasis. Contributing to academic excellence, Professor Dasgupta pioneered robotic urological surgery at Guy's Hospital. In 2010 and 2018 he was named one of the top ten prostate cancer surgeons in the United Kingdom by the Daily Mail.
Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar, 71-year-old physician's path-breaking research on deaths caused by the sting of the red scorpion was appreciated by the medical fraternity worldwide. His work on 51 such cases was published in the Lancet in 1982.
Dr Bawaskar after completing his MBBS from Nagpur joined as a doctor in a state run primary health centre in Mahad tehsil of Raigad district and continued to work there for 40 years.
Dr Lata Desai, 80 has won Padma Shri in the field of Medicine this year. Dr Lata Desai and her husband Dr Anil founded the Society for Education, Welfare and Action-Rural (SEWA Rural) in 1980 in Jhagadia, Bharuch. The couple returned from the US to dedicate their lives to rural development.
She dedicated her entire life towards holistic, integrated well-being of tribal communities in Gujaratin the field of health, women education.
For his contribution in the field of medicine, Dr Kamalakar Tripathi, a former professor in the Department of Medicine, BHU Institute of Medical Sciences, has been selected for the Padma Shri award. Dr Tripathi has also been the Head of Nephrology Department.
From 1998 to 2001, he was the Chairman of the Department of General Medicine. He has also served as the Dean in charge of the Institute. He was the President of the Indian Hypertension Society from 2008 to 2009.
Dr Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana Rao is a well-known doctor from Visakhapatnam. He was conferred with the Padma Shri Award for extending his services to thousands of polio victims. The 82-year-old orthopedic surgeon Adinarayana Rao is noted for his work for poor people. He won many awards in his six decades of service as a doctor.Dr Rao got an MBBS degree in 1966 and a master's degree in Orthopaedic Surgery from Andhra Medical College in 1970.