Keshavrao Krishnrao Datey
Born(1912-08-07)7 August 1912
Died22 April 1983(1983-04-22) (aged 70)
EducationM.B.B.S. (1936), M.R.C.P. (1949), M.D. (1950), F.R.C.P. (1967)
Known forCardiology

Keshavrao Krishnarao Datey (7 August 1912 – 22 April 1983) was a pioneer of Indian cardiology. He was a director of the department of cardiology at KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He was also a founder director of the All India Heart Foundation, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. [1][2]


Datey was born in Jabalpur to Krishnaji Hari Datey, an engineer, and Annapurna bai. He did his schooling from Model High School, Jabalpur, and later joined Ewing Christian College at Allahabad.

Thereafter, he studied medicine at the Seth G.S.Medical College (1936), then affiliated with University of Bombay.[1] He received his first MRCP from University of Edinburgh in 1947 and MRCP from University of London in 1949.[3]

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third highest civilian honour of India by the President of India, in 1969.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Lives of Fellows: Keshavrao Krishnarao Datey". Royal College of Physicians. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Datey, Keshavrao Krishnarao" (in Marathi). Marathi Vishwakosh. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Doctor's Profile: Date, Keshav Rao Krishnarao". Medical Council of India. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. p. 30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2014.