Deccan Chronicle

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

the state.

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.

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Dr Kakarla Subba Rao
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Dr K Subrahmani­yam

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