Renowned radiologist Dr Kakarla Subba Rao passes away

Dr Rao, 96, breathed his last at KIMS due to age-related health complications

Renowned radiologist and former Director of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad Dr Kakarla Subba Rao passed away while undergoing treatment at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Secunderabad recently. Dr Rao, 96, was admitted to KIMS a month ago with age-related health complications.

Known for his efforts to transform NIMS into a super-speciality hospital, Dr Rao was its first director between 1985 and 1990 and later between 1997 and 2004, before retiring.

Born on January 25, 1925, in a middle-class agricultural family at Pedamuttevi, a small village in Krishna district, Dr Rao completed his MBBS from Andhra Medical College in 1950 and did his Residency in the US. He was a Professor of Radiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, before returning to India in 1985-86.

In recognition of his valuable contributions in the field of medicine, the Government of India honoured him with a Padma Shri in 2000.

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