Doctor V Shanta, senior oncologist and president of Adyar Cancer Institute, passed away on Tuesday morning. She was 93 years old. He was given the ‘Ramon Magsaysay Award’ in 2005. At the same time, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
The ‘Nobel Prize’ scientist S. Chandrasekhar was his maternal uncle and famous scientist and Nobel laureate CV Raman was his maternal grandfather’s brother. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of Dr. Shanta.
Dr. Shanta was taken to a private hospital after complaining of chest pain at around nine o’clock on Monday night. Sources in the Cancer Institute said that he breathed his last at 3.55 am on Tuesday. His body has been taken to the Old Cancer Institute campus, which he built along with his mentor Dr. Krishnamurthy.
Her colleagues reported that she had not been feeling well
Dr. Shanta was active till before hospitalization. Her colleagues reported that she had not been feeling well for a few days. She was also concerned about new health-related challenges at the time of the epidemic. His Cancer Institute is an institution that provides high-quality care to all people in society, without looking at their ability to pay. Those who cannot afford treatment money are provided free treatment.
Prime Minister Modi expressed grief
On the death of Dr. Shanta, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ‘Dr. Shanta will be remembered for his outstanding efforts in ensuring top-quality cancer care. The Cancer Institute in Adyar, Chennai has been at the forefront of serving the poor and Dalits. I remember my visit to the institute in 2018. I am saddened by the death of Dr. V Shanta. High peace.