Trichnopoly Chelvaraj Anand Kumar
Born: 18 June 1936
Died: 26 January 2010
- He was an Indian andrologist, reproductive biologist, and the creator of the second scientifically documented test tube baby in India.
- He was the founder of Hope Infertility Clinic, Bangalore, and the director of the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (then known as Institute for Research in Reproduction).
- He was an elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medical Sciences and a recipient of the Sanjay Gandhi National Award.
- The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards, in 1977, for his contributions to biological sciences.
- The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research awarded Kumar the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, one of the highest Indian science awards, in 1977 for his contributions in the field of neuroendocrinology of primate reproduction.
- The Indian Academy of Sciences elected him as a fellow in 1981 and he became a fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences in October 2011.
- He was also a fellow of the Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and a recipient of the Sanjay Gandhi National Award.
- The Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility has instituted an award oration, Founder-President Dr. T. C. Anand Kumar Memorial Oration in his honor.
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