Eminent Plastic Surgeon Dr Ramesh Chandra succumbs to cardiac arrest
Lucknow: Eminent Plastic Surgeon Dr Ramesh Chandra passed away at the age of 81 after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday night.
Prof Chandra was also appointed as the principal of King George's Medical College (now KGMU) from 1998-2000 and served as the Head of the Plastic Surgery department for 18 years (1980-1998) which is the longest in the history of KGMU.
Prof Chandra was honored with Dr BC Roy Award, the highest honour in the medical field in 1997. He played a pivotal role in bringing up plastic surgery as a speciality in UP. He has been associated with research papers of great reputation.
The sudden death of the renowned doctor has brought grief into academia and the medical fraternity. People and medical professionals around the world have extended their condolences. Prof Chandra's son Dr Rajiv Agarwal, who is head of plastic surgery, SGPGIMS, informed that the cremation ceremony would take place at Bhaisakund on Saturday.
"He experienced uneasiness and palpitations on Thursday morning. Tests found he had a heart attack. We were taking him to the hospital, but he collapsed on the way. He was not serious till afternoon but condition deteriorated in evening," he stated.
Dr Chandra is survived by his doctor wife and two doctor sons and their families.