Renowned Neurosurgeon R Marthanda Varma Dies at 93 in Bengaluru

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Renowned Neurosurgeon R Marthanda Varma Dies at 93 in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: 

Dr R Marthanda Varma, founder-director of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, died in Bengaluru today due to age-related ailments.

Mr Varma (93) passed away at MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital owing to age-related ailments, Gokula Education Foundation (Medical), founders of MS Ramaiah Educational Institutions, said in a statement.

A renowned neurosurgeon, he is survived by wife Dr Malathi Varma and sons Dr Ravi Gopal Varma and Shashi Gopal Varma.

Varma, a member of Mavelikkara royal family in Kerala, had also served as Director General of Health Services.

In recognition of his services, he was honoured with "Padmashri" in 1970.
 

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