Popular neurologist Padam Shri Ashok Panagariya has sadly passed away.
Reports say he has since been in hospital for a long time.
His death was announced on Friday through a Twitter post shared by Prof Rakesh Goswami
Very sad news: Noted neurologist Padam Shri Ashok Panagariya is no more. He was in hospital for a long time.
— प्रो. राकेश गोस्वामी / Prof. Rakesh Goswami (@DrRakeshGoswami) June 11, 2021
Dr Ashok Panagariya was an Indian neurologist, medical researcher and academic, known for his researches on nerve cells and neuromyotonia.
He was a former Vice-Chancellor of Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur and a former member of the Planning Board of the Government of Rajasthan.
A recipient of the prestigious Dr B. C. Roy Award, the highest Indian award in the medical category.
He was awarded the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014.
Born in 1950 in Jaipur an Indian state of Rajasthan, Dr Ashok was graduated (MBBS) in 1972, Post Graduate in Internal Medicine (1976) from SMS Medical college university, DM (Neurology) PGI Chandigarh and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
He headed the department of neurology at the Sawai Mansingh Medical College and became the Principal of the institution.
He also served as Vice Chancellor of Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, as the president of Indian Academy of Neurology 2010-2011 and has been a member of the State Planning Board on health