Remembering Prof JS Chopra I Founding father of PGI Neurolog
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Founding father of PGI Neurology department - Prof JS Chopra, 84, passed away last friday at PGI, Chandigarh.

Prof JS Chopra was admitted in ICU since last one month after he suffered a stroke attack.

Born in Lahore (Pakistan), he studied at Government Medical college, Patiala and further continued his academic endeavors at United Kingdom. He was the youngest Indian physicist to obtain Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP).

He laid the foundation of Neurology department at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh and remained associated until he was granted the responsibility of building the Government medical college, Chandigarh as founder Director-Principal. His contribution in the field of Neurology is immeasurable; 235 scientific papers were published in various national and international journals of repute during his tenure in PGIMER, Chandigarh. He has been the Chief editor of the book entitled “Neurology in Tropics”.

He held prime positions, most prominent as Founder president of the Indian Academy of Neurology and was the first Indian neurologist to be selected as the Secretary General of XIV World Congress of Neurology, 1989 at New Delhi.

He has received numerous awards and orations, most prestigious among them include Dr. BC Roy National Award, Parman Patra by Punjab government in 2007. He was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2008. As a recognition of his services to Neurology, he was felicitated with Life-time achievement award by the World Federation of Neurology in 2017.

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