Dr. Ashok L. Kirpalani receives The La Renon TANKER Foundation Lifetime Achievement award 2017
Dr. Ashok L. Kirpalani, renowned nephrologist received The La Renon TANKER Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 at TANKER Foundation’s 24th Annual Charity & Awards Nite on 25th January 2017. The award is presented to an Indian nephrologist who has done exemplary work in the field of Nephrology and carries a cash prize of Rs. one lakh, citation and gold medallion. Dr. Kirpalani is currently Prof & Head, Dept of Nephrology Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences. He is also the Administrative Head of Depts. of Artificial Kidney Unit, Kidney Transplant, Hypertension and Clinical Nephrology. He is the Treasurer and Founder of MDRI (Marrow Donor Registry of India) – a charitable organisation which assists patients needing Bone Marrow Transplantation in searching for a donor for transplant, completely free of charge. Dr. Kirpalani has done enormous service to the poorer sections of society. He is the Patron and Founder of a 22 bedded free dialysis centre in Ulhasnagar (near Mumbai) at Swami Sarwanand Hospital.
Dr. Kirpalani very generously donated the prize money of Rs. one lakh to MOHAN Foundation for the committed work that the Foundation has been doing over the past two decades. When MOHAN Foundation Mumbai was set up by Mrs. Malathi Venkatesan, Trustee, MOHAN Foundation, he played a pivotal role in it. He is also on the editorial committee of the Indian Transplant Newsletter that is published by MOHAN Foundation. Dr.Kirpalani said that his mentors were Dr. M. K. Mani, one of the pioneers of Nephrology in India, and his father. He recollected what his father had told him – “Be the best, Serve society.”
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