Obituary

Dr. Ramachandra Born on 19-10-1956, in Koppa. He pursued his MBBS from MMC during 1974-1980, later D Ortho from KMC Manipal (1980-1982) and MS Ortho from KMC Mangalore 1988-1990. Then he joined as Assistant Professor Department of orthopedics KMC Mangalore (1990-1995). He was also G.M.O in Wenlock hospital during this period. He joined as Associate Professor in KVG Sullia. Later he worked as Professor in department of Orthopedics from 2010 onwards in SIMS&RC. In Srinivas he was promoted as HOD and in charge Dean in the year 2014.


He was member of IMA, COS and G.M.O.A and other associations. Dr. Ramachandra was a quiet, but regular and committed worker. He was non aggressive person and always non controversial. He was a good company. He was a good teacher, good surgeon and humane administrator. His wife Advocate Mrs Radha Rao, is a practicing lawyer and they are blessed with two daughters, who are well settled. Dr. Ramachandra expired on 06-08-14. Canara orthopedic society conducted condolence meeting on 19-08-14 and sent a heartfelt message to his family.



Dr. Ghanashyam Kamath, professor of Orthopedics Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore was born on 8-5-1958 at Katpadi. He completed BSC from Vijaya College, Mulki in 1978, MBBS from KMC Hubli in 1985, D.Ortho. from KMC Mangalore in 1988 and MS ortho from KMC Mangalore in 1994. He was working as faculty in KMC Mangalore and honorary medical officer at Govt. Wenlock hospital since 1999 and was professor and head of unit, department of Orthopedics. He was an eminent orthopedic surgeon, great teacher loved by post graduate students and above all a nice human being.


Dr. Ghanashyam Kamath was a member of IMA, COS and AMC at Mangalore, also served as executive committee member, treasurer and president elect of COS. Dr. Ghanashyam Kamath expired on 21-2-2017. He has left behind Professor Nutan Kamath (wife) who was head of department of pediatrics at KMC Mangalore and two daughters. Canara Orthopedic society met on 23-2-2017 at IMA Hall to offer the condolences and sent a message to family.



Dr. H K Vishwanath was born in Mangalore to Mr. H Kalappa and Mrs. Sundari on 4th August 1946. He did his MBBS from BMC Bangalore in 1972, D. Ortho at KMC Mangalore in 1982, MS Ortho from MMC Mysore in 1988. He has served as Assistant surgeon, at Govt. Wenlcok Hospital from Mangalore to 1989 and then as senior specialist in orthopedics at Govt. Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore from 1989 to 2003 and then retired as RMO in 2004 at Govt. Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore. Thus he has served more than 28 years at Govt. Wenlock hospital, Mangalore. During this period he was closely associated with Department of Orthopedics, KMC Mangalore in all the academic activities and has taught many post graduate students. He was humble, always helping the students and these qualities were remembered by many postgraduates even now.


Dr. H K Vishwanath expired on 21-1-2017. He has left behind Mrs. Jyothi Vishwanath (wife), two daughters and one son (Dr. Dheeraj who is an orthopedic spine surgeon). Canara Orthopedic Society met on 24-1-2017 to offer the condolences and sent a message to his family.



Dr. Gopal Krishna hegde was born at Mangalore on 24th September 1974. He completed his MBBS from MAHE in 1997, D. Ortho from KMC Mangalore in 1999, DNB from Fr. Muller’s Medical college, in 2002. Later he underwent training in shoulder surgery at UK and did MRCS from Edinburgh. He had a rich UK experience of 5 years at various hospitals of United Kingdom from 2004 to 2008. Subsequently, in order to serve his countrymen, he returned to India. He was working as Consultant for Joint Replacement & Sports injury at KMC hospital, Ambedkar circle, Mangalore and also had established a clinic at Arogya multi-specialty clinic, Mangalore. He was a young, dynamic surgeon with tremendous interest in academics and was keen on achieving excellence in the field of arthroscopy, arthroplasty and shoulder surgery.


Dr. Gopal Krishna Hegde expired on 21-11-2016. He has left behind Mrs. Radhika hegde (wife), a son and a daughter. Canara Orthopedic Society met on 27-11-2016 to offer their condolences and a letter was sent to his family. `