Journal of the Anatomical Society of India

: 2021  |  Volume : 70  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-

Dr. Vishwanath Ramrao Mysorekar (Dec 1931 - Dec 2020)

GM Mahesh 
 Department of Anatomy, BMCH, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India

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Dr. G M Mahesh
BMCH, Chitradurga, Karnataka

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Mahesh G M. Dr. Vishwanath Ramrao Mysorekar (Dec 1931 - Dec 2020).J Anat Soc India 2021;70:58-58

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Anatomy is the base of medical sciences enriched regularly by dedicated contributions from great anatomists worldwide. Among them, one unforgettable personality from India was Dr. V. R. Mysorekar.

Many of his works are cited in Gray's Anatomy (36th, 37th, and 38th Editions) Gardner greys and O' Rahially 4th Edition, Holinshed Vol. 3 (3 Edition) and other books. He was a great teacher known for his excellence in the academics and research. He had at least 56 publications to his credit in both international and national journals.

He was born in December 13, 1931 to Sri Srinivasa rao and Smt. Ramalaxamamma in Mysore. BSC (Hons) – 1949-Pune; MBBS 1954. - B. J. Med College, Pune; MSC (Med. Anatomy) - 1962, - B. J. Med. College, Pune; PhD (Anatomy) - 1972 Pune University. He was also fond of music particularly of Kishorda, which he used to sing often.

He rendered innumerable Guest lectures. He also worked as W.H.O. Fellow at Department of Anatomy, university of New castle-up on Tyne (U.K.) with prof. R. J. Scot Home for a period of 16 months (1967 April–1968 August) and was trained in experimental embryology.

He has been awarded the Chief of Army staff-Commendation Medal and Card on August 15, 1981, for Meritorious and Dedicated Service (sword of honor from AFMC), and his name is inducted into the hall of fame, AFMC, Pune, India.

He was also recipient of prestigious Dr. B.C. Roy National Award for the Category Eminent Medical Teacher - 1983.

Karnataka chapter of Anatomists of Anatomical Society of India conferred him “SUSHRUTA GOLD MEDAL AWARD” - in 2013 - for Excellence in Anatomy.

He has a credit of developing wonderful Anatomy Museums at B.J. Medical College - Pune, Government Medical College – Miraj, AFMC-Pune (Embryology section worth seeing), M.S. Ramaiah Med. College - Bengaluru, SDUMC-Kolar.

His name is listed as a Noteworthy Anatomist, Educator, and Researcher by MARQUIS WHO's WHO.

He is survived by two daughters and a son. On 28-12-2020, I received the sad news of his demise. With Soulful condolences