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Biographical entry Bansal, Prakashchandra (1929 - 1980)

MRCS and FRCS 1960; MS 1957.

29 June 1929
Allahabad, India


Born in Allahabad on 29 June 1929, the son of Ramlal, an engineer and Bhagwan Devi, Prakashschandra was educated in Allahabad, Amritsar and Lucknow and graduated from King George's Medical School, Lucknow.

He came to England and passed FRCS at the first attempt and returned to Bombay as reader in anatomy, Grant Medical College, transferring to the Government Medical College, Aurangabad in 1962 as Professor of Anatomy, becoming Dean 1966-77. From 1977 to 1979 he was Dean of the Government Medical College, Nagpur, and thereafter until his death joint Director of Education and Research, Bombay. He was editor-treasurer of the Anatomical Society of India for six years. He made many and wide-ranging contributions to anatomical literature. He was conferred member of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1976.

He married Mangala in 1967, herself a doctor and a professor of microbiology. They had a son and a daughter. His hobbies included football, gardening, cooking, reading, and during his years in Aurangabad he was a keen and skilful tennis player.

He died in 1980 survived by his wife and family.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information from Mrs M B Bansal].

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