Shyam Prasad
Dr. K M ShyamprasadMNAMS. M.CH. FRCS, FIACS1953 – 2017

Dr. K M Shyamprasad was a warm hearted helpful multitalented individual. He started his career in CMC Vellore in 1969 then he joined the MBBS course. He went to do MNAMS and did his MCH in MMC.

He worked as a Cardiac Surgeon in Apollo Hospitals in his formative year. Later he gave up Cardiac Surgery for Administration and NGO Charitable works.

He was the Director of CSI Rainy Hospitals Chennai. Also Chairman of the CMC Ludhiana Board. He worked for HIV–AIDS projects as well.

He was a warm friend to many and of a helpful nature. At last he was the Vice-President of National Board of Examination and served as a Chancellor of Martin Luther Christian University in Meghalaya. We inform you in grief his passing away on 25th March 2017.We wish with please for his rest in peace.

Dr C P Nandakumaran
Dr C P Nandakumaran (77)

Dr C P Nandakumaran retired as the Professor and HOD CVTS, Govt Medical College Kozhikode, Kerala in 1994. He was the HOD of the same Dept from 1987 till his retirement. He did his MBBS and MS from Govt Med College Trivandrum and thereafter worked in Department of General Surgery in the same institution. He then joined the Indian Army for Short Service Commission and on his return joined CMC Vellore for MCh (1970-72). Thereafter he returned to Kerala and joined Govt Medical College Kozhikode as Assistant Professor in CVTS, the unit which was headed by Prof Achuthan Nair. After a few years he got transfer to Trivandrum and continued working there in the same post. In pursuit of sharpening his surgical and academic skills, he joined the SCTIMST Trivandrum for special training under the able guidance of Prof Valiathan.After his training in SCT, he returned to Med College Kozhikode to continue hiscareerin Govt Sector .In between, had a short stint of working abroad in the Middle East in the mid-eighties.Even after his retirement, he continued his surgical practice in Kochi till his eventual demise.

Dr Nandakumaran was interested in pulmonary and adult cardiac surgeries at a time when the specialty was in its infancy.He was a very good teacher as he is fondly remembered by his students. He was an extremely nice gentleman and a pious person who got along well with his colleagues. He was associated with YogodaSatsanga Society (YSS) founded by ParamahansaYogananda and was attracted by its values and ideals. His wife Mrs C P Hemalathaexpired a couple of years back. He is survived by his son MrSankarNandakumaran.