Kirpal Singh Chugh

Kirpal Singh Chugh (12 December 1932 – 17 September 2017) was an Indian nephrologist[1] from Patti, a neighbouring town to Amritsar in the Indian state of Punjab.[2] He was reportedly the first qualified Indian nephrologist and is considered by many to have been the father of Nephrology in India[3] for his pioneering efforts in starting the first medical department in the discipline in 1956 and establishing the first medical course in nephrology (DM) at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh .[2]

Kirpal Singh Chugh
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Born(1932-12-12)12 December 1932
Died17 September 2017(2017-09-17) (aged 84)
OccupationNephrologist
ChildrenSumant Chugh, Sumeet Chugh
AwardsPadma Shri
B. C. Roy Award
National Kidney Foundation Award
Nihon University Medical School Gold Medal
ICMR Outstanding Research Award
Motashaw Memorial Award
M. D. Adatia Award
Indian Society of Nephrologists Award
Association of Physicians of India Award
K. B. Kanwar Memorial Award
Dhanwantari National Award
Nephrology Forum Award

Born on 12 December 1932,[4] Chugh won many awards and honours such as B. C. Roy Award (1993), National Kidney Foundation Award, Nihon University Medical School Gold Medal (1979), ICMR Outstanding Research Award (1978), Motashaw Memorial Award (1975), M. D. Adatia Award (1976), Indian Society of Nephrologists Award (1976), Association of Physicians of India Award (1978), K. B. Kanwar Memorial Award (1979), Dhanwantari National Award and Nephrology Forum Award.[2][4]

A member of the Advisory Board of World Kidney Forum[5] and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,[6] he was honored by the Government of India, in 2000, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[7] ResearchGate, an online repository of scientific data has listed 262 publications of K. S. Chugh.[8]

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  1. ^ "The Tribune". The Tribune. 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Scientist India". Scientist India. 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Lokvani". Lokvani. 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "ISN Video Legacy Project". ISN Video Legacy Project. 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ "American Journal of Kidney Diseases" (PDF). American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  6. ^ "List of Fellows - NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  8. ^ "ResearchGate". 2014. ResearchGate. Retrieved 29 December 2014.