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Mom Rajawongse Kalyanakit Kitiyakara (Thai: กัลยาณกิติ์ กิติยากร; RTGSKanlayanakit Kitiyakon; 1929 - 1987) was a Thai cardiothoracic surgeon[1] who trained in England and the United States. He was born in Bangkok to Nakkhatra Mangala, Prince of Chantaburi II and Bua Kitiyakara. He was the eldest brother of Sirikit, Queen of Thailand.


Kalyanakit Kitiyakara
Born(1929-09-20)20 September 1929
Died15 May 1987(1987-05-15) (aged 57)
Spouse(s)Arun Snidvongs na Ayudhya
ChildrenPhlaichumphon Kitiyakara
Sirina Chittalan
Parent(s)Nakkhatra Mangala, Prince of Chantaburi II
Bua Kitiyakara

Kitiyakara began his training at Guy's Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1956. He moved to the United States for further training and then returned to Thailand, becoming consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the Siraraj Hospital Medical School in Bangkok.

In 1957 he married Arun Snidvongs na Ayudhya, with whom he had two children.

In 1987 he died at age of 57 at Ramathibodi Hospital.

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  1. ^ Kitiyakara, Kalyanakit (1929 - 1987), Plarr's Lives of the Fellows Online, Royal College of Surgeons, accessed 2016-10-29