President Murmu emphasized the medical community's responsibility for growing medical tourism and nurturing a healthy society. (Representational image: Wikimedia commons)
President Murmu emphasized the medical community's responsibility for growing medical tourism and nurturing a healthy society. (Representational image: Wikimedia commons)

Urologist Dr. GG Lakshmana Prabhu Awarded Excellence Award by President Droupadi Murmu

The prestigious honor was received by Kavita Prabhu, the wife of the late Dr. Lakshmana Prabhu, who was presented with a gold medal and certificate as the President's Award of Merit.

At a ceremony in New Delhi on Friday, President Droupadi Murmu presented the honorary Excellence Award to renowned urologist Dr. GG Lakshmana Prabhu. The prestigious honor was received by Kavita Prabhu, the wife of the late Dr. Lakshmana Prabhu, who was presented with a gold medal and certificate as the President's Award of Merit.

Dr. Prabhu dedicated three decades to the practice of urology in Mangaluru, where he became synonymous with both urology and nephrology. His insightful observations and published papers accumulated international attention, establishing his position as a leading figure in the field.

His contributions to the medical world, particularly in the qualitative and quantitative advancement of the health sector, are immense. President Murmu emphasized the medical community's responsibility for growing medical tourism and nurturing a healthy society.

The medical community has a responsibility to develop medical tourism and create a healthy society. Dr. Prabhu's contribution to the medical world and the qualitative and quantitative development of the health sector is immense
Droupadi Murmu, President of India

The ceremony, held in New Delhi, witnessed the presence of significant figures, including NBEMS President Dr. Abhijat Sheth, former President of the Urological Society of India Dr. Mahesh Desai, and Apoorva Chandra, Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Union Government.

Dr. Prabhu's untimely demise on November 17, 2023, due to illness, marked the end of an era in the medical community. (Representational image: Unsplash)
Dr. Prabhu's untimely demise on November 17, 2023, due to illness, marked the end of an era in the medical community. (Representational image: Unsplash)

Dr. Prabhu's legacy extends beyond his clinical practice. He served as the Head of the Urology Department at Mangaluru-based Kasturba Medical College, where his selfless dedication left an indelible mark.

As the Secretary of the Urological Society of India, Dr. Prabhu actively participated in numerous national and international conferences, presenting insightful papers that contributed to the global discourse on urological advancements.

Dr. Prabhu's untimely demise on November 17, 2023, due to illness, marked the end of an era in the medical community. However, his legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched and the advancements he spearheaded in the field of urology.

His wife, Kavita Prabhu, graciously accepted the President's Award of Merit on his behalf, symbolizing the recognition of Dr. Prabhu's remarkable contributions to the medical fraternity.

During its 22nd convocation ceremony, the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) presented the President's Award of Honor to the late Dr. G.G. Laxman Prabhu. Kavita Prabhu received the prestigious award in recognition of her husband's outstanding contributions to the field of urology.

Dr. Prabhu demonstrated his expertise as the head of the urology surgery department at KMC Mangaluru by handling several difficult medical cases. His position as Secretary of the Urological Society of India further strengthened his position as a leading authority in the field.

(Input from various media sources)

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