Author of 'Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine’ earns the female equivalent of knighthood in UK
Dr Parveen Kumar, MD, the co-author of the ‘revolutionary’ textbook, 'Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine' has been made a “dame” – the female equivalent of knighthood – in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List released on Friday.
Kumar, born in Lahore in 1942, becomes the third woman of Indian origin to be accorded the rare royal honour for women since the order was instituted in 1917: the first was Maharani Lakshmi Devi of Dhar, in 1931; and educationist Asha Khemka, in 2014.
Kumar is among several Indian-origin individuals named for royal honours in the list, including Ramesh Mehta, president of the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and Sandeep Singh Virdee, founder of the Darbar Arts Culture and Heritage Trust...
Source - Hindustan Times