Medical Sciences


1980 Adiga, Perdur Radhakantha (DOB: 5 May 1935), Sp: Endocrine biochemistry & Reproductive biology. Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012 . Tel (080) 3092574 (O), 3491240 (R), Fax 3341683, 3345999, Email : adiga @

Citation Prof. Adiga has done significant work on the purification of carrier proteins for the water-soluble vitamins, thiamin and riboflavin Their induction under hormonal influence has been demonstrated. Evidence has been presented for the role of these proteins in transport of vitamins to the foetus and the possibility of pregnancy termination through antibodies in rodents.

1986 Agarwal, Shyam Swarup (DOB: 5 July 1941), Sp: Genetics; Lymphocyte biology; Medical Education Research Co-ordination; Administration. Department of Medical Genetics & Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raibareli Road. Lucknow - 226 014. Tel (0522) 440732, 440700 (O), 322505, 371387 (R), Fax 440973, 440017, Email : ssa @

Citation Prof. Agarwal has to his credit significant contributions in the field of genetics and molecular biology.

1963 Anand, Bal Krishan (DOB: 19 September 1917), Sp: Physiology; Neurophysiology; Neuro-endocrinology. B-9/21, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi - 110 057. Tel (011) 6864851 Extn 3263 (O), 6881617 (R)
1961 Arora, Ram Behari (DOB: 31 March 1917), Sp: Cardiovascular pharmacology; Therapeutics clinical cardiology. Expired.

Citation Dr Arora has been conducting and guiding research in various fields of biological and medical sciences, with special reference to cardiovascular pharmacotherapeutics. He has a large number of research publications to his credit.

1967 Basu, Ajit Kumar (DOB: 7 December 1912), Sp: Open heart surgery. Expired.

Citation Dr Basu has made significant contributions to the understanding of the problem of liver disease through a multidisciplinary approach. He has done notable work on non- cirrhotic portal hypertension. He has also played an important role in the development of surgical science as also post-graduate education in surgery, in India.

1990 Bhan, Maharaj Krishan (DOB: 9 November 1947), Sp: Paediatric gastro-enterology. Division of Gastroenterology , Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029. Tel (011) 6864851 Extn. 4792, 6963822, 6594792 (O), 6493883, 6493058 (R), Fax 6862663, Email : bhanmk @; mkbhan @

Citation Dr Bhan's main areas of activity have been aetiology, pathophysiology and treatment of persistent intestinal injury in children. His work has led to the identification of the aggregative Escherichia coli as a major causative organism of diarrhoeal disease in India. He has developed starch-based oral rehydration solutions for control of diarrhoea.

1966 Chatterjea, Jyoti Bhusan (DOB: 16 February 1919), Sp: Nutritional anaemias and Haemoglobinopathies. Expired.

Citation Dr Chatterjea elucidated the aetiopathogenetic aspects of the common disorders of the human red cells, unfolding the spectrum of hereditary disorders of human haemoglobin as prevailing in India. His discovery of haemoglobin-E in Bengalis and comprehensive studies on haemoglobin-E thalassaemia disease from clinical, haematological, biochemical, biophysical and genetical points of view have provided new information and greatly enriched the relevant areas of contemporary medical sciences.

1981 Chaturvedi, Umesh Chandra (DOB: 2 March 1939), Sp: Medical microbiology; Virology and Immunology. Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuwait, PB No. 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait. Tel (0965) 5312300 Extn 6560 (O), 4820724 (R), Fax 5332719 , 5318454, Email : chaturvedi @

Citation Dr Chaturvedi has made original contributions to our knowledge of the immune response to Dengue virus infection. Starting with the epidemic of Dengue fever in Kanpur, Dr Chaturvedi extended his studies in the animal model and worked out the precise mechanism of immune-suppression mediated by factors induced by Dengue virus, thus opening up a new field of investigation using other virus models. These studies are valuable for obtaining a better understanding of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and Shock Syndrome prevalent in several parts of South -East Asia.

1969 Chaudhury, Ranjit Roy (DOB: 4 November 1930), Sp: Endocrine pharmacology; Reproductive and Contraceptive endocrinology. Y -85, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016. Tel (011) 6856524 (R)
Citation Dr Chaudhury has made a significant contribution by demonstrating that interference in the release of histamine from most of the cells may be one of the modes of action of the intra -uterine contraceptive devices.
1992 Das, Undurti Narasimha (DOB: 28 June 1950), Sp: Internal medicine; Clinical Immunology. Division of Internal Medicine, Immunology & Biochemistry, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034. Tel (040) 238262, 248267 (O), 3747656 (R), Fax 232714

Citation Dr Das has shown that cis-unsaturated fatty acids are tumoricidal in vitro. He has demonstrated that gamma linolenic acid arrests human gliomas. This observation has possible clinical applications.

1980 Desiraju, Turaga (DOB: 26 May 1935), Sp: Neurophysiology; Neuroscience; Psychobiology. Expired.

Citation Prof. Desiraju’s work on the intricate and complex neurophysiological activities of the cerebral cortex related to the states of sleep and waking has led to further understanding of the principles of organisation of the highly evolved areas of the cerebral cortex. The experimental techniques employed by him have enabled a better understanding of the mechanisms of transmission of neuronal signals for conscious behaviour.

1965 Dutta, Nirmal Kumar (DOB: 1 December 1913), Sp: Microbiology; Experimental medicine. Expired.

Citation Dr Dutta introduced a new and highly effective laboratory model for the study of human cholera in animals, namely, the use of infant rabbits for the replication of human cholera. This has enabled laboratories throughout the world to undertake studies of cholera even though cholera is not prevalent in their countries. His discovery that Cholera vibrios produces a toxin which causes intense diarrhoea in the animal, is a major breakthrough in cholera research since Koch isolated the vibrio. He has developed a method for evaluating cholera vaccines and antisera, and has discovered a remedy against choleric diarrhoea.

1985 Ganguly, Dilip Kumar (DOB: 4 November 1940), Sp: Neurophysiology; Human movement disorders; Neuropharmacology. Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, 4 Raja SC Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Calcutta - 700 032. Tel (033) 4735197, Fax 4735197, 4735112, 4730350, Email : root @

Citation Dr Ganguly has to his credit the significant demonstration of direct involvement of spinal and peripheral motor control mechanisms in the genesis of certain clinical features of Parkinsonism.

1971 Gulati, Om Dutt (DOB: 31 January 1927), Sp: Autonomic pharmacology. 4, Shivani Society, Vasana Road, Vadodara - 390 015, Gujarat.

Citation Dr Gulati has made notable contributions in the field of Autonomic Pharmacology. His work on adrenergic mechanisms is widely acclaimed

1997 Gupta, Satish Kumar (DOB: 20 April 1953), Sp: Immunocontraceptive vaccine design; Monoclonal antibody and synthetic peptides; Recombinant protein based immuno diagnostics. Gamete Antigen Laboratory, National Institute of Immunology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi - 110 067. Tel (011) 6162281, 6183004 Extn 351 (O), Extn 220 (R), Fax 6162125, Email : skgupta @

Citation Dr Gupta has contributed to the development of indigenous diagnostic reagents of medical importance and has done outstanding work on the possible use of zona pellucida proteins in designing immunocontraceptive measures.

1969 Kalyanaraman, Subramanian (DOB: 1 January 1934), Sp: Neurosurgery. Apollo Hospital, 2 Central Street, Kilpauk Garden Colony, Chennai - 600 010. Tel (044) 6440442 (O), 6442667 (R), Email: achel @; manidr @

Citation Prof. Kalyanaraman was able to establish the position occupied by the pyramidal tract in the internal capsule and has successfully used stereotaxic surgery in the treatment of Parkinsonism. He was also successful in producing bilateral stereotaxic lesions and in demonstrating that these mirror lesions are not harmful.

1997 Kumar, Vijay (DOB: 7 November 1954), Sp: Molecular biology and Hepatitis. International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, P.O. Box 10504, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi - 110 067. Tel (011) 6176680, 6177357 (O), Fax 6162316, Email: vijay @

Citation Dr Kumar has contributed to basic understanding of the transactivator domain of the ‘X’ protein of the hepatitis B virus. He has been instrumental in technically assembling the multiepitope protein gene for hepatitis B virus. These have led to significant understanding of the basic immunology and biology of hepatitis B virus.

1971 Maiti, Ajit Kumar (DOB: 26 April 1928), Sp: Applied and Clinical neurophysiology; Electroencephalography. Department of Physiology, 92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Calcutta - 700009.

Citation Dr Maiti has done pioneering work aimed at understanding the autonomic and viscero-vegetative functions of spinal cord physiology. He has organised and co-ordinatedv research in neuro-physiology, electrophysiology, histochemistry, with reference to the role of spinal cord in blood pressure and carbohydrate metabolism regulations.

1992 Mehra, Narinder Kumar (DOB: 4 November 1949), Sp: Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029. Tel (011) 6954924 (O), 6859185 (R), Fax 6862663, Email : nkmehra @

Citation Dr Mehra has made significant contributions in the subject of ‘histocompatibility and immunogenetics’ and has identified the role of HLA-linked genes in the important diseases of India. He has shown that susceptibility to leprosy and tuberculosis is associated with a subtype of HLA-DR2 carried on a unique class II haplotype. He has further shown that Indian patients show a pattern of DR and DQ association in rheumatoid arthritis and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus quite distinct from that of theWestern Caucasian patients.

1976 Moudgal, Nuggehalli Raghuveer (DOB: 4 March 1931), Sp: Biochemical endocrinology; Reproductive biology. Centre for Reproductive Biology & Molecular Endocrinology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012. Tel (080) 3092490 (O), 3496117 (R), Fax 3341683, Email : rmoudgal @

Citation Prof. Moudgal’s work on the elucidation of gonadotropin action using immunological methods has been of a pioneering nature. The unfolding of LH binding to LH receptors in the target cell and the biochemical reactions elicited is of significance in xploring the molecular mechanism of action of the hormone concerned. He has conducted systematic studies on follicular maturation and the role of FSH and LH in this. The extensive work done by Prof. Moudgal’s school on reproductive endocrinology based on his findings in experimental animals has provided a possible approach for devising fertility control processes by xpassive immunization technique.

1968 Mukherjee, Sarashi Ranjan (DOB: 24 November 1919), Sp: Neurobiology; Nuclear medicine. Expired.
1998 Nair, G Balakrish (DOB: 5 January 1954), Sp: Microbiology. National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, (ICMR) P-33, CIT Road, Scheme XM, Beliaghata, Calcutta - 700 010. Tel (033) 3501176, 3500448, 3504598, 3508493, Fax 3505066, Email : krishgb @; icmrnicd @

Citation Dr Nair has done outstanding work for characterizing a novel toxin in Vibrio cholerae and identifying and characterizing a new serogroup 0139 causing a cholera pandemic.

1983 Citation Dr Nath has studied the immunological mechanisms involved in various types of leprosy and contributed to basic understanding of the cellular mechanisms regulating natural immunity in human form of the disease. Development of a new in vitro radiometric assay using macrophages has provided a rapid method for screening anti-leprosy drugs, drug resistance and immunologically- mediated microbiocidal activity.
1993 Pal, Gaya Prasad (DOB: 7 June 1950), Sp: Spine; Clinical anatomy. Department of Anatomy, MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar - 361 008, Gujarat. Tel (0288) 550204 Extn 237 (O), 551435 (R), Fax 540036

Citation Dr Pal has made original contributions in the field of biomechanics and load transmission of human spine. He has shown that besides vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs, the vertebral arches and their zygapophyseal joints also play an important role in weight transmission. Dr Pal’s studies on the biomechanics of the thoracic skeleton have helped to understand the mechanism of idopathic scoliosis.

1995 Panda, Subrat Kumar (DOB: 18 November 1954), Sp: Vira hepatitis; Molecular Virology Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029. Tel (011) 6594924 (O), 6492882 (R), Fax 6862663, Email : skpanda @; pandask @

Citation Dr Panda has made outstanding contributions in the field of viral hepatitis. In particular, he has demonstrated the transmission of Hepatitis E virus in Rhesus monkeys and its association with severe liver disease and protracted viremia.

1965 Ramalingaswami, Vulimiri (DOB: 8 August 1921), Sp: Pathology; Nutrition; Medical education & research. Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029;. Tel (011) 6593364 (O), 6856719 (R), Fax 4622707, 6863522.

Citation Prof. Ramalingaswami is well known for his work on protein malnutrition in India. He was one of the first investigators who discovered and described the syndrome of Kwashiorkor or protein malnutrition in the young growing Indian children and reproduced it successfully in experimental animals.

1996 Ravindranath, Vijayalakshmi (DOB: 18 October 1953), Sp: Neuroscience. Department of Neurochemistry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore - 560 029. Tel (080) 6642121 Extn 380, Fax 6631830, Email : vijaravi @

Citation Dr Ravindranath is known for her pioneering work on the xenobiotic metabolizing capability of the brain, with special reference to environmental toxins and psychoactive drugs.

1994 Sainis, Krishna Balaji (DOB: 2 October 1949), Sp: Cellular immunology. Immunology Section, Molecular Biology & Agriculture Division, Modular Laboratories, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai - 400 085. Tel (022) 5563060 Extn. 2289 (O), 5517059 (R), Fax 5560750.

Citation Dr Sainis has made outstanding contributions to immunobiology. He has studied the role of subsets of T cells and their receptors in influencing immune response to DNA in lupus nephritis and mycobacterial antigens.

1996 Sarin, Shiv Kumar (DOB: 20 August 1952), Sp : Medicine; Gastroenterology; Hepatology. Department of Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002. Tel (011) 6873563 (R), Fax 6918068.

Citation Dr Sarin has done original extensive work, clinical and experimental, in the field of liver diseases, especially portal hypertension.

1986 Seth, Pradeep (DOB: 26 April 1943), Sp: Virology. Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029. Tel (011) 6864851, Fax 6862663

Citation Dr Seth has done notable work aimed at gaining an understanding of the role of herpes simplex virus infection in etiopathogenesis of cancer of uterine cervix which is the dominant cancer in Indian women

1994 Sharma, Yagya Dutta (DOB: 22 July 1951), Sp: Molecular Biology of Malaria. Department of Biotechnology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029. Tel (011)6593617, Fax 6862663, Email : yds @

Citation Dr Sharma has made outstanding contributions to molecular biology of malaria. He has constructed a genomic library of a noncultivable parasite - P. vivax - which is an important pathogen for India. He has isolated and characterized immunologically relevant recombinant antigens of P.vivax and P.falciparum which are important for the understanding of host-parasite interaction and for the development of immunotherapeutic reagents.

1968 Sheth, Uttamchand Khimchand (DOB: 29 October 1920), Sp: Clinical pharmacology. 14, Modern Villa, 7th Road, Santa Cruz (East), Mumbai - 400 055.

Citation Dr Sheth has made notable contributions in the field of clinical pharmacology. He is also deeply interested in undergraduate education in pharmacology.

1984 Sinha, Jagdish Narain (DOB: 15 January 1939), Sp: Neuropharmacology. Department of Pharmacology, KG Medical College, Lucknow - 226 003.

Citation Dr Sinha has done important work on the delineation of the neurochemical modulation of medullary “baroreceptor reflex” by studying the nature and function of the receptors and the primary pathways involved.

1984 Srivastava, Brahm Shanker (DOB: 1 June 1943), Sp: Molecular genetics; Biotechnology. Microbiology Division, Central Drug Research Institute, Chattar Manzil Palace, Post Box - 173, Lucknow 226 001. Tel (0522) 212411-18, 212439 (O), Fax 223405, 223938, Email : root @

Citation Dr Srivastava has done important work in the field of microbial genetics using strains of Vibrio cholerae. He developed bacterial mutants using genetic techniques and got plasmid-induced loss of virulence and characterised antigens for adherence. The strains thus obtained have potential for use in vaccine development.

1970 Talwar, Janak Raj (DOB: 1 January 1931), Sp: Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery. New Delhi Poly Clinic, K-35, Connaught Circus, New Delhi - 110 001.

Citation Dr Talwar has done extensive work on the experimental production of various types of cold injury and on evaluation of the efficacy of various drugs and physiologically active substances in the management of cold injuries. His work has led to some practical ameliorative measures for the prevention and treatment of cold injury.

1967 Thirumalachar, Mandayam Jeersannidhi (DOB: 22 September 1914), Sp: Mycology; Microbiology; Chemotherapeutic control. Research & Technology, Jeersannidhi Anderson Institute, PO Box 506, Locust Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 USA. Tel (415) 9232568, 9326676 (O)

1995 Tyagi, Anil Kumar (DOB: 2 April 1951), Sp: Biochemistry and molecular biology of M.tuberculosis. Department of Biochemistry University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi - 110 021. Tel (011) 678876, 601955 (405) (O), 6492215 (R), Fax 6885270

Citation Dr Tyagi has made outstanding contributions towards characterization of mycobacterial transcriptional signals and developing several vectors for studying molecular genetics and gene expression. In addition, his work on the identification of a new gene from M. tuberculosis and its association with pathogenesis of the disease is of great importance.
1966 Vakil, Rustam Jal (DOB: 17 July 1911), Sp: Cardiology. Expired.

Citation Dr Vakil has made notable contributions to the discovery of the uses of Rauvolfia serpentina

1991 Wadhwa, Shashi (DOB: 30 July 1948), Sp: Anatomy; Neuroanatomy; Developmental neurobiology. Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029. Tel (011) 6594875, 6593216 (O), 6858687 (R), Fax 6862663, Email : swadhwa @

Citation Dr Wadhwa has made outstanding contributions in the area of human development neurobiology. Her work is responsible for a description of the chronology of proliferation, migration,synaptogenesis and organisation of neurons as well as of the neurotransmitter profiles of GABA and substance P in the lateral geniculate body in the visual pathway.

1963 Zaidi, Sibte Hasan (DOB: 15 April 1918), Sp: Toxicology; Pathology. B - 85 Nirala Nagar, Lucknow - 226 007. Tel (0522) 71371 ( O & R)

Citation The work of Dr Zaidi on experimental silicosis has shown that in spite of the same chemical nature, the various forms of free silica differ in their fibrogenic action and that the optimum particle size of silica dust to cause maximum damage to the lung is in 1-2 m diameter range. Dr Zaidi experimentally established the pathogenesis and etiology of progressive massive fibrosis of the coal workers, lungs. He has established that the combined action of Tubercle bacilli and coal-mine dust produces an extensive pulmonary disease.