Doctor who operated on MGR no more

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  1. SPIEZ

    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

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    CHENNAI: ENT specialist Dr C Sathyanarayana, who removed the bullet from former chief minister M G Ramachandran's neck after he was shot by his actor colleague M R Radha, died at his residence in Anna Nagar on Wednesday. He was 99. Dr Sathyanarayana is survived by his wife, two sons and five grandchildren.

    Dr Sathyanarayana was born on October 6, 1913 in East Godavari district of the then Madras presidency. He studied at Madras Medical College (MMC) and joined Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai as a lecturer. In 1957, he was transferred to the MMC, where he later became the founder director of Institute of Otorhinolaryngology.

    His colleagues remember him as one of the finest surgeons. He was a personal physician to many VVIPs, including former chief minister of Madras presidency C Rajagopalachari. Dr Sathyanarayana was invited as a guest at the White House when John F Kennedy was the American president.

    His former colleague and ENT surgeon Dr S Kameshwaran remembers him as a beautiful sculptor. "He sculpted in his free time. During surgery, we still saw his artistic skills. His surgeries were very neat and clean," said Dr Kameshwaran.

    But his most unforgettable surgery was the one done of MGR. On Jan 12, 1967, when MGR was wheeled into the Government General Hospital with bullet injuries in his neck, many distinguished doctors did not want to operate on him. Dr Satyanarayana pulled out the bullet that was stuck in his collar bone. "If the surgery had failed, it could have proved fatal for MGR. It must have been a challenge to operate when there was so much public attention," Dr Kameshwaran said.

    He was also known for his research and was the first honorary editor of the Indian Journal of Otolaryngology. "He stopped practicing medicine six years ago but he continued to give advice his students till a few days ago," said his grandson and theatre actor Ajit Chitturi.


    R.I.P.
     
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  3. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    He is my great grand uncle and right now Iam going to Chennai.My grandfather is very upset
     
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    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

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    My condolences to you and your family .
     
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    H.A. Senior Member Senior Member

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    I was just going to ask you that however i thought you were not online.

    Life is so ironic...as far as i remember you were just talking about him yesterday night about he being 100 and still alive and kicking....What time did he pass away?

    may his soul rest in peace...please accept my heartfelt condolences.
     
  6. Drsomnath999

    Drsomnath999 lord of 32 teeth Elite Member

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    very sad news indeed ,

    my condolscense to the doctor & his family.
     
  7. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    Sorry to my hear about the loss.My condolences to you and your family.
     
  8. Sukerchakia

    Sukerchakia Regular Member

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    RIP.

    I am sure he was a great doc, but why is this such a big news? Just because he operated on a famous film star? Surely there are many more better surgeons around?
     
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    Mr.Ryu Regular Member

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    Very sad :( he missed his 100 any how let his soul rest in peace and guide all youngsters
     
  10. Mad Indian

    Mad Indian Proud Bigot Veteran Member Senior Member

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    RIP to the Former Director of MMC's ENT department...

    Sorry Iamanidiot. Heard about the news from my friends only now. He was the first Director of ENT department of Madras Medical College.. He has Treated the great MGR himself. May his soul rest in peace:(

    My condolences to you mate :(
     
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    R.I.P Sir. JP, sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to overcome this sad loss.
     

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