Veeraswamy Seshiah is an Indian doctor.[1]

Veeraswamy Seshiah

Born (1938-03-10) March 10, 1938 (age 85)
AwardsPadma Shri (2022)
Dr. B. C. Roy Award (1988)


He joined the Madras Medical College and completed his MBBS in 1962. In 1963, he joined the Army Medical Corps and served in the Indo-Pakistani War. For his service, he was awarded the Samar Seva Star and the Sainya Seva Medal.[2][3]

Following his military service, he joined the Stanley Medical College and obtained an MD. He was appointed an assistant professor in the Madras Medical College. He started the Department of Diabetology in 1978.[4]

He was also involved with the establishment of the Pregnancy and Diabetes division at the Government Hospital for Women and Children in Chennai.[5]



  1. ^ "Padma Shri - Dr. Veeraswamy Seshiah" (PDF).
  2. ^ Video | Independence Day Special: Meet Dr Veeraswamy Seshiah, Padma Shri Awardee and Diabetologist, retrieved 2023-08-19
  3. ^ "The Padma Shri awardees from Tamil Nadu this year". The Indian Express. 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2023-08-19.
  4. ^ Network, eHealth (2022-01-27). "Padma Bhushan awarded to Covid-19 vaccine makers - Elets eHealth". eHealth Magazine. Retrieved 2023-08-19.
  5. ^ "Late CDS Bipin Rawat, Kalyan Singh and Ghulam Nabi Azad among Padma awardees | Full list here". India Today. Retrieved 2023-08-19.