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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51  

Obituary: Dr. Ranadeb Biswas

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. Obituary: Dr. Ranadeb Biswas. Indian J Public Health 2013;57:51

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Dr. Ranadeb Biswas was born on 29 th July 1955. A student of Medical College Kolkata from where he completed MBBS in 1979, he further went on to do his M.D. (Community Medicine), from Benaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi in 1985. He was the Director Professor and Head, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata. During his illustrious career here he headed the WHO Collaborating Centre for Disaster Preparedness as its Coordinator and Principal Investigator for quite some time and held coveted posts in Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) and Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) and many other professional bodies. His academic prowess in the field of community medicine ensured him a place in the editorial boards of many reputed journals and consultancies to various national and international organizations. He was also conferred a Fellowship of Indian Public Health Association. Dr. Ranadeb Biswas was a prolific writer in English and Bengali. His passion for writing and publishing is well-documented in his vast number of articles and papers published in both national and international journals.

Besides his academic and professional accomplishments he continued to be an ardent learner throughout. An excellent guide and a brilliant speaker he had all the qualities of an educationist with an incomparable acumen for research, training, and teaching. His pleasant personality, smiling face, and his wonderful sense of humor had touched one and all. His contribution to Public Health is immense and irreplaceable.

We lost him on 27 th November 2012.

May his soul rest in peace.


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