Renowned Radiologist Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao Passes Away

Former Director of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Dr Kakarla Subba Rao passed away in the wee hours of Friday. About a month back Subba Rao got admitted in Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Secunderabad with age-related health complications.

According to doctors at KIMS, Subba Rao breathed his last this morning. He was born on 25 January 1925 in Pedamuttevi, a small village in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. He pursued MBBS in Andhra Medical College in the year 1950 and later landed in the USA. He served as Professor of Radiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York and in 1985 he returned to the country inspired by NTR.

Dr Subba Rao was the personal doctor of NTR and has great association with the Nandamuri family. He also made a contribution for Basavatarakam Indo-American cancer hospital that is specialised in cancer treatment.

Dr. Subba Rao was the first director of NIMS hospital and was instrumental in making it a high specialised hospital in the Telugu states.

For his outstanding contribution towards the field of health sector, government of India honoured Subba Rao with Padma Shri in 2000.

May his soul rest in peace!