Dr. C GOPALAN - President Of Nutrition Foundation Of India

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MD (Madras). Ph.D.(London), DSc (London)
  • F.R.C.P. (Edin.), F.R.C.P. (London)
FELLOWSHIPS:
  • Fellow of the Royal Society, London, F.R.S.
  • Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy.
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India).
  • D.Sc. (Hon. Caus.Banaras Hindu University)

OFFICAL POSITIONS HELD:

  • Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, 1974-79.
  • Director- National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, 1960-1974.
OTHER POSITIONS:
  • President, International Union of Nutritional Sciences, 1975-79.
  • Chairman, Regional Advisory Committee on Medical Research, WHO, 1975-1980.
  • Member, Nutrition Expert Panel of the WHO/FAO for several years and participated in all the major meetings of the panel till 2010
  • Founder President, Nutrition Society of India.
  • President, First Asian Congress of Nutrition.
  • Elected Honorary Member of the American Institute of Nutrition.
NATIONAL AWARDS:
  • Padma Shri, 1970.
  • Padma Bhushan, 2003.
ACADEMIC HONOURS:
  • Basant Devi Amir Chand Prize of the Indian Council of Medical Research in 1954 for MEDICAL RESEARCH.
  • Basant Devi Amir Chand Prize (Senior) of the Indian Council of Medical Research for 1960 for RESEARCH IN NUTRITION AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS.
  • Amrut Mody Research Award for 1972 for CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE FIELD OF NUTRITION.
  • Dr. B.C. Roy National Award for “DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIALITIES IN MEDICINE NUTRITION” (1974).
  • Ambuj Nath Bose Prize of the Royal college of Physicians, London, 1976.
  • Dhanvantri Award for outstanding contribution in Medical Research and LEADERSHIP IN THE FIELD OF NUTRITION AND MEDICAL RESEARCH, 1978.
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Award FOR CONTRIBUTION IN THE FIELD OF NUTRITION, 1978.
  • WHO-HEALTH FOR ALL MEDAL, 1988.
  • Sir C.V Raman Gold Medal of the Indian National Science Academy in recognition of OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC MERIT, 1988.
  • International Union of Nutrition Sciences Award for OUTSTANDING WORK ON NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, 1989.
  • R.D Birla Award for OUTSTANDING MEDICAL RESEARCH, 1990.
  • Awarded the Centenary Honorary Fellowship of The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the occasion of the Centenary Celebrations, 1999.
  • LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, 2005.
  • First honorary life member of the World Public Health Nutrition Association (2010).
  • LIVING LEGEND AWARD of IUNS 2013
  • LIVING LEGEND AWARD FANS 2019
  • ICMR –NIN CENTENARY AWARD 2019.

DR C GOPALAN PASSED AWAY ON 3RD OCTOBER 2019 .