K. T. Dholakia
Born(1920-08-12)August 12, 1920
Rajkot, Gujarat, India
DiedJune 17, 2004(2004-06-17) (aged 83)
OccupationOrthopedic surgeon
Known forKnee replacement surgery
AwardsPadma Shri

Kandarp Tuljashanker Dholakia (1920-2004) was an Indian orthopedic surgeon and one of the pioneers of joint replacement surgery in India.[1] Born in Rajkot in the state of Gujarat on 12 August 1920, Dholakia was the president of Indian Orthopaedic Association and the Association of Surgeons of India.[1] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri in 1973.[2] He died on 17 June 2004, at the age of 83.


  1. ^ a b "Dr. KT Dholakia: Pioneer of Joint Replacement Surgery in India" (PDF). Journal of The Association of Physicians of India. 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.

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