RANJIT ROY CHAUDHURY
India & Lincoln 1955 (4 November 1930 - 27 October 2015)
Dr Roy Chaudhury went to the Prince of Wales Medical College, Patna. In 1955, he was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship (the first doctor from India to be selected) and spent three years at Oxford, returning to India in 1960 to take up a faculty position at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Following brief stints at the Canadian FDA and at the CIBA research laboratories in Goregaon, he joined the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 1964 and over the next 17 years would hold a variety of positions there including Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Dean. A second part of Dr Roy Chaudhury’s career was with the World Health Organization, where he spent 16 years; in Geneva, Bangkok, Colombo, Alexandria and Yangon, producing over this period of time some seminal research and process of care deliverables in the fields of essential drugs and reproductive biology. After retiring, he continued to provided leadership to a wide variety of national and international organisations that included the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Immunology, Apollo Hospitals, the Delhi Society for the Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs, the Delhi Medical Council, the Medical Council of India, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Population Foundation of India, the Voluntary Health Association of India, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN), the Brahmo Smaj and Akshardham.