Thursday, July 9, 2015

Tribute to the Legend of Microbiology Dr. C.S.Bhaskaran


9-12-1932  -  6-7-2015

Dr. C.S.Bhaskaran sir , renowned microbiologist and educationist, passed away on the afternoon of  6-7-2015 at Hyderabad.
He is the founder member of  IAMM AP Chapter.   
His demise is a great loss to the association and the community of microbiologists.
We condole  his demise and express deepest sympathies to his family members.

 Dr. C.S. Bhaskaran is a renowned  Microbiologist  and  a  Medical  Educationist. Born on December 9, 1932, he  graduated  in  Medicine  from  Madras University, and took M.D. (Bact & Path) from Andhra University (Guntur Medical College, Guntur). He had advanced training  in  Microbiology  in  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London.  He  served  as  Professor  of Microbiology  for  over  2  decades  . He served / established Microbiology Departments at places like S.V.Medical College, Tirupati; Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool , Andhra Medical College, Vizag and   Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad. He  worked  as  Additional  Director  and Director of Medical Education- Andhra Pradesh,  Director, Institute  of  Preventive  Medicine  and Public  Health  Laboratory  Services (IPM, Hyderabad) and Vice Chancellor of N.T.R. University of Health Sciences in Andhra Pradesh. He is an outstanding teacher, excellent research worker and an able administrator.

He has  trained several postgraduate students and published many  research papers in journals of good standing. His main fields of interest in  Microbiology  have  been  Nosocomial  and Urinary Tract Infections with special reference  to  characterization  of  Staphylococcus  aureus  and   Escherichia coli. He published first reports of chloramphenicol resistance among Salmonella in 1962. His name was also quoted in the Topley Wilsons Microbiology and Microbial Infections, a standard book of Microbiology worldwide.

Dr. C.S. Bhaskaran sir was installed  as  the  23rd  President  of  the  National  Academy  of  Medical  Sciences  at  the  Annual Convocation of the Academy held at Chennai on October 13, 2012, in recognition of his   richness  of  experience,  profound equanimity and a deep spirit of humality. He was  also elected  Emeritus  Professor  of  the Academy  in  recognition  of  his  proven track  record  of  professional  excellence and subject expertise of a high order.  At present he is also working as Director of Yashoda Academy of Medical Education and Research, Secunderabad.

 He is the recipient of Fellowships of  The  Royal  College  of  Pathologists,  London;  National  Academy  of  Medical Sciences  (India);  Association  of  Basic  Medical Sciences of India; Indian College of  Pathologists;  and  A.P.  Academy  of  Sciences.  He  was  conferred  Honorary Doctorate  in  Science  (DSc.  h.c.)  from N.T.R. University of Health Sciences. He also  received  Dr.  B.C.  Roy  National Award in the category of Eminent Medical Teacher  (MCI),  Dr.  H.I.  Jhala  Award (IAMM), Dr. Siva Reddy Award (APSA), Dr.  Shankar  Benerjee  Memorial  Award
(2001)  (APIAPM),  and  Dr.  U.C. Chaturvedi  Life  Time  Achievement (IAMM) award. He delivered Dr. Govinda  Reddy  Oration  (NTR  UHS),  Dr.  V.R. Khanolkar  Oration  (1999-2000)  &  Dr. B.K.  Anand  Oration  (2009-10)  of  the NAMS  and  Dr.  Lalitha  Kameswaran Oration  (Dr.  MGR Tamil  Nadu  Medical University).  He  was  associated  with several  National  and  International Organizations such as MCI, ICMR, NBE, Planning  Commission  and  Ministry  of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India and  WHO.


I am shocked to read this sad message this early morning. I came in his contact about 20 years back in one of the IAMM conference and since then he found something in me worthy to pour his blessing on me. Whenever he will come to Delhi he would call me at my home and encourage me for my work. He patronized me for these many years specially when he was in the National Academy of Medical Sciences. He was highly respected teacher, orator and visionary and had high standing in the peers across all specialities. Very few teachers like him are born in India. I am deeply saddened by his sudden demise. I pray his soul rests in peace and almighty gives enough courage to all his family members and microbiology fraternity to bear this loss. 
Prof. sarman Singh  

Prof. Sarman Singh, MD, FAMS, FRSC, FRSTMH
Head, Division of Clinical Microbiology & Molecular Medicine,
Editor, Journal of Laboratory Physicians
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029,
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I am not sure what to say.

I deeply condole his loss.

I feel very sad and concerned for Madam and how she is taking the loss.


I am very gratified that 2 of my students were recepients of this Great Man's gold medal.

Dr. V.Lakshmi
Professor and  Head
Department of Microbiology
NIMS, Hyderabad

A great teacher and a great personality to emulate

Dr. Ratna Rao
Professor and Head of Microbiology
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad


It is a very sad day. He was a very nice Human Being. We send our heartfelt condolences to the members of the family. Rest in Peace.

Professor & HOD and other staff, department of Microbiology. MRIMS
Dr. Indu kapur, Dr. Kasturi. T, Dr. S.S. Rahman, Dr. Haritha. V, Mrs. Hima Bindu, Mr. Mallikarjuna Reddy.

Dr.Indu Kapur

HOD and Professor,

Department of Microbiology,

Mallareddy Institute of Medical Sciences,



It is really a bad news for the Medical Microbiology fraternity of India.
As I have seen him in the past, in spite of being such a stalwart, he was so very humble and used to extend a sort of respect to his juniors too.
I condole his sad demise and convey my sympathy to his bereaved family.
Dr. Aparna Lahiri

Joint Editor, 


Executive Member,

Professor of Microbiology,



Since yesterday my thoughts are full of my PG days at Gandhi medical college. I heard about Bhaskaran sir from my teacher Dr.P.Vijayalaxmi mam.As P.G of Gandhi medical college we used to attend all conferences and present papers.First time when I presented a paper at SV Medical college Tirupathi in 1998, sir appreciated me.

Sir will always be there in our hearts.

Dr.V.Sudha rani 
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal


I heard, he is a inspirational personality in his doctors community, particularly among Microbiologists. His demise undoubtedly a loss to the Doctors community. Hope his services will be remembered by his Doctors community for ever.

Sri T.Lakshmi Narayana
 Freelance Journalist and Political Analyst 


I have not seen a legendary like Doctor C S Bhaskaran defined what Microbiology mean to the Society and Medical Professional

 Dr.T.V.Rao MD .

Professor and HOD ,
Travancore Medical  Collge, Kollam

 This news is really shocking to all of us. We all know that Sir stood for sincerity,dedication and kindness. He has won the hearts of all of us because of his inspiring motivation for junior Microbiologists.  Such an eminent personality is not with us today. It is an irreparable loss to his family and our institution.  

I personally express my deep condolence to the reaved family. Let us all pray to God that his soul may rest in peace. May God give his family the strength to bear the loss. 

Dr Md Khaleel
Executive member -IAMM TAP
Associate Professor,Microbiology
Deccan College of Medical Sciences,Hyderabad.


He was our microbiology professor.Great teacher .above all a great human being.Towering personality in his speciality.May the great soul rest in peace

Dr. Chandrasekhar Adhikari
Associate Professor of  Physiology
S.V.Medical College, Tirupati


was my teacher in UG In SVMC. Excellent teacher And a human being. It's a great loss indeed.  

Dr. C.B.S.R.Prasad
Professor of Pathology
Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College 


May his soul rest in peace. He was a great microbiologist & will be missed at IAMM conferences

 Dr. Renu Bharadwaz


We, the staff and students of Department of Microbiology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada along with retired professors Dr.M.Satyavani and Dr.G.V.Subba Rao convey our heartful condolences to Dr.Shyamala Bhaskaran as the sad demise of our teacher Dr.C.S.Bhaskaran.

May the great soul rest in peace.
 Dr.K.R.L.Surya Kirani,
Professor and HOD,

Department of Microbiology,

Rangaraya Medical College,


A GREAT TEACHER AND INSPIRATIONAL CHARACTER. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. Dr.C.S. BHASKARAN Gold Medal for best PG paper i received from him in 2008 keeps motivating me always. We will miss him a lot.

Dr. K.S. Sudhindra

Great loss for the microbiology community.....inspiring character .......may his soul rest in peace

Dr. K.Prasanthi

Vice-President- IAMM TAPC Chapter,
 Associate Professor of Microbiology
Guntur Medical College, Guntur


I feel very,very sad .Dr Bhaskaran was a sincere,honest and committed teacher and administrator, and my mentor ever since I was acquainted with him. Though I was not fortunate to learn microbiology under him,I alwaysconsider him as my Guru.I can never forget his timely advice and help during my organisation of AP chapter conference in 2006 at warangal.we were always welcome to his home whenever we called, and the couple were very warm to host us.His passion for teaching and research remain an inspiration to all who know him.My deep condolences to madam Syamala Bhaskaran.we ,his students share her grief and pray God for peace to the noble soul.

Dr. M.V.Ramanamma
Retd. Professor and Head of Mcirobiology, 
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada


We,faculty  from dept of Microbiology, Mamata medical college ,Khammam express our heart felt condolences on sad demise of Dr C. S Bhaskaran sir. we wish that his soul be rest in peace.

Dr B. Anuradha.
Prof & HOD,
President ,IAMM TAPC chapter,
Dept of Microbiology,
Mamata medical college,

I was out of the country and constantly and constantly moving and hence could not condone the demise of Dr C S Bhaskaran.
I have known him through the association and got to know him intimately well during my 11 years in the Executive committee. He was always humble, highly knowledgeable and cultured. With his maturity, he was the guiding force during all the general body meetings which he made sure he attended. I will miss him personally. His demise is a huge loss to the IAMM.

DR A Nagendra, Former President, IAMM



  1. A great teacher and still a great human being, I remember the great couple who came uninvited(due to my mistake of overlooking) to bless the newly weds during my son's wedding and cheerfully excused me for my lapse . May his soul rest in peace.

  2. My deep condolence on sad demises of Dr.CS BHASKARAN, a great teacher,Microbiologists and educationist of national repute.I had the opportunity to felicite him during Hyderabad Apcon 2010 as
    President of IAPM with other senior Pathologists and Microbiologists of the state.
    We are known since he was our treasure.