Obituary: Professor Dr. Nabendu Choudhury (1948-2018)
Dr. Nabendu Choudhury was born at a very remote village of Bankura district, West Bengal on 28th January 1948. His father was school teacher and a freedom fighter who was jailed under british rule. Medinipur is a special land for him. His primary school education was at that native village. Subsequently he passed Higher Secondary from R K Mission Asansol. He passed Pre medical from Presidency College, Calcutta and MBBS from Calcutta Medical College in 1971. He did Junior residency from PGI Chandigarh and MD Pediatrics from Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi University, in 1976. He did Registrarship in Safdarjung Hospital then joined Health service as a Medical Officer in NRS Medical College, Calcutta. Then he moved to Bengal at Burdwan Medical College as Registrar and then did Lectureship in RG Kar Medical College.He was Asst. Professor, Reader, Associate Professor and Professor in Burdwan Medical College and Paschim Midnapur Medical College.
He also received most of the academic degrees in pediatric namely MNMAS Ph.D, D.Sc in Pediatrics. He has received fellowship i.e. FIPHA by Indian Public Health Association, FIAP by Indian Academy of Pediatrics and FAMS. His academic experience is of 38 years, of which 17 years of professorship. He had been the examiner of MBBS, DCH, MNAMS (part I and II), MD, Ph.D. There are number of scholars who have done Ph.D under his guidance. He has received Purbanchal Pioneer Award , Sishu Visheshagnya Shiromoni Award by the IAP Eastern Zone, Dr. UC Ukil oration Award by IMA State Branch, Dr. Tapan Ghosh Memorial Oration of West Bengal Academy of Pediatric and Dr. Manas Mukherjee Memorial Award from Howrah Academy of Pediatrics.
After his retirement from Govt Medical College he was Professor of Pediatrics in KPC Medical College for 4 years. Lastly, he joined in IIMSAR Haldia on 25th July 2014 as a professor & HOD and retired on 31st January 2018 with great respect.
He has left for his heavenly abode after a brief and sudden onset illness on 28th November 2018 in Kolkata.
Dr. Nabendu Chaudhuri was the founder member and President of Pediatrics Association of India. He had
awarded Fellowship from Pediatrics Association of India. We members of Pediatric Association of India office bearers and editorial board pay homage to our past president.