Vasant Ramji Khanolkar

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Vasant Ramji Khanolkar

Born: 13 April 1895

Died: 29 October 1978

  • He better known as V. R. Khanolkar was an Indian Pathologist.
  • He made major contributions to the epidemiology and understanding of cancer, blood groups, and leprosy.
  • He is often referred as the “Father of Pathology and Medical Research in India.”
  • He was born on 13 April 1895 in Gomantak Maratha Samaj Family.
  • He has studied Medicine in University of London and obtained M.D. in Pathology in 1923.
  • He has joined as Professor of Pathology in Grants Medical and Seth G. S. Medical Colleges.
  • He was also closely associated with the Tata Memorial Hospital and served as director of laboratories and research.
  • Government of India appointed him a national research professor of medicine which was held for ten years.
  • He helped to organize the Indian Cancer Research Centre and served as director from its inception until 1973.
  • He has received Padma Bhushan in 1955 from Government of India for his distinguished service to humanity.

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