Dr L H Hiranandani passed away

By Accommodation Times News Serices

Dr. L. H. Hiranandani is the inspiration behind the edifice. He was born in 1917 in Thatta, Sind (now in Pakistan). The family migrated to Mumbai in 1937. He completed his medical education in 1942. He was keen to further his education and went to England for his fellowship (FRCS). On his return to India in 1947, he joined The Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L Nair Hospital, Mumbaias Honorary Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon. In this hospital he rose to be the Head of Department.

Under his professional guidance the department of ENT made a name for itself for its innovative specialized procedures. He initiated several operative techniques which are known as “Dr. Hiranandani’s Operations” globally. He was instrumental in initiating the concept in India that Head and Neck surgeries come under the domain of the ENT surgeons.

The first such department was set up in B.Y.L Nair Hospital in 1972. The department is till date known as “Dr.
Hiranandani’s Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck”.

Dr. Hiranandani’s work has earned him many accolades. The American Society of Head & Neck Surgery elected him as their first Indian member. The International Federation of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Societies awarded him the “Golden Award” the first Indian and fifth in the world to receive it. He has been voted as “Millennium ENT” by SAARC Countries.





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