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Biographical entry Tiwari, Chandra Prakash ( - 1993)

BSc Allalabad; MB BS Lucknow 1951; MS 1953; FRCS 1964.

Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
26 December 1993
General surgeon and Orthopaedic surgeon


Chandra Tiwari was a surgeon based in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He was born in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, the son of Shiva Ram Tiwari, a landlord and agriculturalist, and Shushila Tiwari, the daughter of an ayurvedic practitioner. He was educated in Etawah and Kanpur and then attended Allalabad University and King George's Medical College, Lucknow. He qualified MB BS in 1951 with certificates of honour in pharmacology and ophthalmology. He gained his MS in orthopaedic surgery in 1953, graduating first in his class.

He was a house surgeon in general surgery, orthopaedics and ENT surgery in Lucknow. He was then a registrar at the Irwin Hospital in Delhi. He also spent a period in the UK, where he worked with Sir Herbert John Seddon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He gained his FRCS in 1964. He wrote 12 papers in Indian medical journals.

Outside medicine, he enjoyed classical music and tennis.

In 1949, he married a Miss Gayathi. They had four sons, the eldest of whom followed his father into medicine. Chandra Prakash Tiwari died on 26 December 1993.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England