IADVL
Indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index (E) 
 
Users online: 622 
     Home | Feedback | Login 
About Current Issue Archive Ahead of print Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe What's New Contact  
  Navigate here 
  Search
 
   Next article
   Previous article 
   Table of Contents
  
 Resource links
   Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   Article in PDF (76 KB)
   Citation Manager
   Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

 
  In this article

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2071    
    Printed40    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded65    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 


 
OBITUARY
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 74  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 699

Obituary - Dr. B. C. Lahiri


India

Correspondence Address:
Arijit Coondoo
India

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 19172020

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions



How to cite this article:
Coondoo A. Obituary - Dr. B. C. Lahiri. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008;74:699

How to cite this URL:
Coondoo A. Obituary - Dr. B. C. Lahiri. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Apr 26];74:699. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2008/74/6/699/45140


Dr. Bhabesh Chandra Lahiri was born on 11.8.1932 at Natore (now in Bangladesh) in an affluent zamindar family. His father was a renowned physician. A brilliant student, he passed his matriculation (school leaving examination) at the tender age of 14 years. Subsequently, he passed the I.Sc examinations from Rajshahi college and BSc from City College, Calcutta, before obtaining his MBBS degree from NRS Medical College, Calcutta in 1957. He took his training from the School of Tropical Medicine in 1959 for a special fellowship in leprosy. Subsequently, he passed the D. Dermat examination of the Calcutta University in 1967.

He joined the West Bengal Health Services in 1962 and after passing the D. Dermat examinations he was posted at Bankura Sammilani Medical College where he was instrumental in starting the Department of Dermatology in 1969. He was later transferred to Burdwan Medical College in 1973. He was the first teacher in the Department of Dermatology of Burdwan Medical College and was intensely associated with all the academic and teaching activities in the department till he retired in 1990. His lucid teaching, polite behavior, and inherent humbleness attracted many brilliant students to the subject of dermatology. His administrative acumen was also evident when as a senior member of the faculty he served as Deputy Superintendent and Acting Superintendent in the same hospital with effortless ease. His firmness and practical approach helped him tide over many a crisis during this period.

From 1973 onwards he developed a fabulous practice in Burdwan and soon his name became synonymous with dermatology not only in Burdwan but also in all the adjoining districts of South Bengal. A founder member of IADVL, his devotion to the Association was evident from the fact that he attended almost every national, state, and zonal conference of IADVL. Due to his shy and introvert nature he was always averse to pushing himself into the limelight. However, he had a keen intellect and an intense interest in the affairs of IADVL and was always ready at hand to advise his son Koushik when the latter was elected as the Honorary General Secretary of IADVL. Unfortunately, he could not see his son complete his term. He passed away on the afternoon of 5th August 2008 after suffering a silent myocardial infarction earlier in the day. Besides Koushik, he is survived by his wife Suchhanda, a renowned Rabindrasangeet singer and daughter Sudeshna, a doctor and hospital administrator.

May his soul rest in peace.




 

Top
Print this article  Email this article
Previous article Next article

    

Online since 15th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow