Ramniklal K. Gandhi
Born18 January 1929
Died14 June 2003 (2003-06-15) (aged 74)
OccupationPediatric surgeon
AwardsPadma Shri

Ramniklal Kirchand Gandhi was an Indian pediatric surgeon, medical academic, writer and the president of the Association of Surgeons of India.[1] Born in a Jain family[2] of modest means in Khanpar, Wankaner, Gujarat in the Indian state of Gujarat on 18 January 1929, he did his schooling at Rajkot and graduated in medicine from the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai with first rank. He did his post graduation at the same institute in pediatric surgery while practicing medicine.

Gandhi was the president of the Association of Surgeons of India and was the editorial secretary or editor of the Indian Journal of Surgery from 1965 to 1989.[1] He was an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh[3] and was the co-author of the book, G. D. Adhia's Operative Surgery and Instruments, published in 1983.[4] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1985.[5]

He was married to his wife, Madhu.[1] He died on 14 June 2003, at the age of 74.

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  1. ^ a b c Tehemton E. Udwadia (May 2003). "Dr Ramniklal K. Gandhi". Indian Journal of Surgery. 65 (3): 227. ISSN 0972-2068.
  2. ^ "Padma Shri Awardees From Jain Community". Jain Samaj. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Fellows and Members List". The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  4. ^ G. D. Adhia; Ramniklal Kirchand Gandhi; Shrenik Shah (1983). G.D. Adhia's Operative Surgery and Instruments. National Book Depot. p. 292.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.