Dr. BC Roy National award is the highest civilian award given to the Medical Professionals. Dr Anand K Khakhar, Programme Director, Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplantation at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai was honoured with this prestigious award for his pioneering Liver & Multi organ transplantation in Southern India as well as for his pathbreaking contributions in developing cadaver organ donation in Tamil-Nadu.
He received his award from the President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at a specially held ceremony at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan. Dr Khakhar said "It is wonderful to be acknowledged for hard work and at the same time it motivates us to rededicate ourselves to the cause and our country. It is actually the achievement of my colleagues at the Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplantation and Apollo Hospitals"
Date: 10th April 2017, Monday
Venue: Apollo Main Hospital, Greams Lane, Chennai