Pramod Karan Sethi

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Pramod Karan Sethi

Born:28 November 1927

Died: 6 January 2008

  • He was an Indian orthopedic surgeon.
  • With Ram Chandra Sharma, he co-invented the “Jaipur foot”, an inexpensive and flexible artificial limb, in 1969.
  • He was awarded the Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1981 and the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1981.
  • The Jaipur foot is made of rubber and wood and is probably the lowest cost prosthetic limb available in the world.
  • The International Red Cross Committee has used it extensively in Afghanistan and other places to help amputees.
  • Several injured soldiers in the Kargil war were benefited due to the Jaipur foot.
  • He was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for helping a large number of amputees in obtaining mobility again.
  • The Indian dancer and actor Sudha Chandran was one of his patients.

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