Padmashri Dr.T. P. Lahane

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Padmashri Dr.T. P. Lahane

Dean – Grant Medical College, J J Hospital Mumbai

Tatyarao Lahane was a Dean of Grant Medical College and J. J. Hospital, Mumbai, and an ophthnmologist who set a world record with more than 162,000 cataract surgeries. He was awarded Padma Shri award in 2008, the 4th highest civilian award in India

 

Early life

Lahane was born in a small village named Makegaon in Latur district of Maharashtra state in farmer's family on 12 February 1957 to father Pundlikrao and mother Anjanabai. He belongs to Denotified Tribes (Vanjari Samaj).He is one of seven children of the couple. At a young age, both of his kidneys were not functioning and his mother donated one of her kidneys to him.

As a Dean

He became Dean of Grant Medical College and Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy Group of Hospitals in 2010. As a dean he is credited for modernizing Out Patient Department of JJ Hospital along with computerizing the system.The residents have alleged that this was done to keep the residents occupied with typing on computers while Dr.Lahane engaged with the patients and dictated.