Popular doctor Kakarla Subba Rao passes away


Popular doctor Kakarla Subba Rao who was associated with NIMS hospital has died today in Hyderabad. He was undergoing treatment at KIMS hospital last month.

He was responsible for developing NIMS in a big way in Hyderabad. He was very close to former CM and superstar NT Rama Rao.

Prof. Kakarla Subbarao is a world-renowned radiologist and has been a Professor of Radiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York until he returned to India in 1986.

He has come back to India to create the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad at the behest of Late Sri N T Rama Rao, Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on an honorary basis without any salary for a total period of over 10 years. He was the chairman of Medwin Hospitals, Hyderabad. He was also chairman of SVIMS, Tirupathi.

He has been the Chairman for the Indian College of Radiology and Imaging from 1993 to 1998 and National President of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association for the year 1999. He has elevated the standards of Radiology in the country. He has started Continuous Medical Education programmes and conducted more than 400 throughout the country.

These services have culminated in getting the award of “Radiologist of the Millennium” at the 53rd Annual Congress of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association held at Bhopal. The Government of India is also felicitated with “Padmasri and other awards.

He was born in an agricultural family to Late Sri Venkata Ratnam and Late Smt Manikyamma at Pedamuttevi of Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh on 25th January 1925. His M.S. in Radiology was at New York University of Postgraduate Medical School, New York. He worked as Professor of Radiology in Osmania Medical College and New York College of Pediatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists, U.K.., American College of International Physicians and American College of Radiology.