Hyd loses two renowned doctors
Hyderabad this week lost two of its renowned doctors, Dr Kakarla Subba Rao, known to most as the first director of the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, and Dr Kalluri Subrahmaniyam, a senior radiation oncologist.
Dr Subba Rao, the 96year-old and highlyrespected radiologist who oversaw evolution of NIMS into a superspecialty hospital, passed away at a private hospital here in the city on Friday, where he was being treated for agerelated ailments.
He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2000 for his contribution to the medical field.
Dr Subba Rao, who worked in the United
States of America as a radiologist, and was the founder president of Telugu Association of North America, returned to India and took charge as the first director of NIMS, following a call by then Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao for Telugus to return home and help develop
Dr Subba Rao’s family, in a message thanked all well-wishers who prayed for his recovery after admission to the hospital. Earlier on Wednesday, Dr Subrahmaniyam, one of the senior-most practicing radiation oncologists in the country, passed away after suffering from a severe heart attack. He is credited with the government-run MNJ Cancer Hospital achieving the status of a regional cancer centre, and for training many doctors who went on to become cancer treatment specialists.
A major portion of Dr Subrahmaniyam's career was devoted to working at the Osmania Medical College and MNJ Cancer hospital.
He was a postgraduate examiner for more than 15 universities in the country and was an external faculty expert for All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, PGI Chandigarh, Sanjay Gandhi PostGraduate Institute, Lucknow and Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad.