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Dr. SS Badrinath, founder of Shankar Nethralaya, passed away today i.e. on Tuesday. He was 83 years old. Dr. Badrinath was a non-official member of the Indian Army Forces, who also served as an Ophthalmologist in the Army Forces.
Dr. Badrinath was awarded the Padma Shri in 1983 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1999 for providing charitable eye care for decades. At the same time, Annamalai and Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University honored him with an honorary doctorate degree in 1995.
Born on 24 February 1940 in Chennai
Dr. SS Badrinath’s full name was Dr. Sengamedu Srinivas Badrinath, who was born on 24 February 1940 in Chennai. His father SV Srinivas Rao was an engineer and his mother was the daughter of a lawyer.
Dr. Badrinath lost his parents when he was young. After his father’s death, he completed his medical studies with the money he received from life insurance. After completing his medical studies, he started his career in New York.
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