Neurologist, Vedic scholar Sambasivan no more

Instrumental in setting up neurosurgery department in Tvm med college.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Neurologist and Vedic scholar M. Sambasivan, 82, died in sleep at his son’s house in Chennai on Saturday. The body would be placed for public homage at House No 2, Sivapriya, Tagore Gardens, Near Thiruvananthapuram Medical College and the funeral will be held at Karamana Brahmana Sabha Rudrabhoomi Sunday noon. Dr Sambasivan had been instrumental in setting up the department of neurosurgery at Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College and served as the first head of the department. He had also served as the honorary surgeon to the President. After his retirement from Government service in 1991, he had joined Cosmopolitan Hospital here.

Dr. Sambasivan suffered a hip fracture in a fall eight months ago at his home. Post-retirement, he had been active in religious affairs where he took on the role of tantric in over a dozen temples in the capital city, most importantly at Karamana and Sreekanteswaram temples. He was also the president of Kerala Brahmana Sabha. He leaves behind wife Gomathy Sambasivan, sons Dr Mahesh Sambasivan (neurosurgeon) and Kumar Sambasivan (HR manager) and daughter Srividya Sivakumar (Montessori teacher) and their spouses Uma Mahesh, Krishnaveni Kumar and S. Sivakumar.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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