11 Facts About Balu Sankaran

1.

Balu Sankaran was a professor, scientist and recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Vibushan awards.

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2.

Balu Sankaran helped establish an artificial limbs manufacturing corporation and a rehabilitation institute.

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3.

Balu Sankaran graduated with a medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Chennai in 1948.

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4.

Dr Balu Sankaran taught few months in the Department of Anatomy at KMC Manipal before joining AIIMS Delhi.

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5.

Balu Sankaran began his career as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1956.

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6.

Balu Sankaran served as a Director of Central Institute of Orthopedics during 1970 till 1978.

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7.

Balu Sankaran was offered to serve as the Director of World Health Organization in Geneva in 1981 and remained with WHO till 1987.

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8.

Balu Sankaran served as the Chairman of the Rehabilitation Council of India between 1992 and 1994.

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9.

Balu Sankaran worked as a Professor Emeritus at St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi.

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10.

Balu Sankaran received Padma Shri award in 1972 for the trauma care and rehabilitation provided to soldiers injured in 1971 Bangladesh war, while stationed at Safdarjung Hospital.

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11.

Balu Sankaran received Padma Vibushan award for medicine in year 2007.

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