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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63


1 Consultant Physician, Anushri Medical and Diabetes Care Centre, Tilaknagar, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
2 Consultant Physician 201,Crescent Heights, Amruthahalli Main Road, Byatarayanapura, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Submission20-Dec-2020
Date of Acceptance22-Dec-2020
Date of Web Publication03-Feb-2021

Correspondence Address:
Dr. J Sharanappa
Consultant Physician 201, Crescent Heights,Sneha Nagar 1st Cross, Amruthahalli Main Road, Byatarayanapura, Bangalore-92, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajim.ajim_107_20

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How to cite this article:
Hegde SN, Sharanappa J. Obituary. APIK J Int Med 2021;9:63

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Hegde SN, Sharanappa J. Obituary. APIK J Int Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 8];9:63. Available from: https://www.ajim.in/text.asp?2021/9/1/63/308641

Memory made simple of a diversified personality.

Late Dr. KS Shyamprasd was born in a small town Doddaballapura. His parents Mr. Surya narayan and Smt. Lalithamma were weavers with two daughters and two sons.

He was the first person to pursue SSLC in the family and scored highest marks in taluk level and joined Pre University course in Doddaballapura Government junior college. He later joined B. Sc. honors at Chikkaballapur Government College but discontinued as he got into Mysore Medical College in 1975–1976 to study MBBS. After completion of MBBS, he joined Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, for his postgraduation studies in Internal Medicine. Soon after his MD, he started his private practice in Doddaballapura which was then a small town and served the area till his last day. He was the first doctor with post graduate degree to start private clinic in his town. In 1983, he started Tuberculosis clinic in his town and made patients swallow tablets daily in his presence much before the concept of DOTS started in the country. He started the Indian Medical Association (IMA) branch in Doddaballapura in 1981 and served as founder president for more than 17 years. During his tenure as president of IMA branch purchased a land for the organization and motivated all his colleagues to contribute toward constructing IMA building which was completed and inaugurated in February 2017. Another major achievement was initiating fundraising for the prestigious Dr T. B. Basavarajendra memorial oration, his immense gratitude toward his teacher Prof T. B. Basavarajendra which he could successfully start with the help of all his friends and colleagues who were students of Dr TBB.

A kind hearted, good professional, was always motivating his younger colleagues and guided them throughout. He was very good in all the details of his medical subjects and was an always updated physician with latest Harrison's textbook. He was also a voracious reader of general books such as fiction and mythology.

Dr Shyamprasad was an executive committee member of the Association of Physicians of India (API) Karnataka state chapter and served the organization in various capacities and actively participated in conducting of state and national API conferences at Bengaluru. He was a regular attendee in almost all state API conferences as well as national conferences.

He regularly conducted camps for cardiac diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disorder, and donated blood 57 times. His particular interest was in wrestling and Garadimane (Gym) and conducted bodybuilding competitions. He has helped many students in their education by way of donating books, fees, and prizes for talented deserving students.

In his demise, API has lost an active member of the association and leaves behind a void which is difficult to fill.

May his soul rest in peace.


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