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Vera Hingorani
Born(1924-12-23)23 December 1924
Bubak, India
Died23 April 2018(2018-04-23) (aged 93)
Known forGynaecology
Parent(s)Tecklaand Hotchand
AwardsPadma Shri

Vera Hingorani (23 December 1924 – 23 April 2018) was an Indian gynaecologist, obstetrician, and medical writer who was a professor and head of the department of gynaecology and obstetrics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

She was an honorary gynaecologist and obstetrician to Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister, and Pratibha Patil, President of India.[1] The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1984.[2]


Vera Hingorani was born on 23 December 1924 in Bubak, India to Tecklaand and Lilawati Hotchand, and graduated in medicine from the Lady Hardinge Medical College in 1947.[citation needed] After specialising in gynecology and obstetrics, she joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1959 and rose in ranks to head the gynecology and obstetrics department, a post she held till 1986.[citation needed] After superannuation from the AIIMS, she joined Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre[citation needed] in 1987, worked there till 1996 and returned to AIIMS in 1997 to work as a consultant.[citation needed]

Hingorani was a clinical director at the World Health Organization (WHO) and wrote several articles and medical papers on the topic of gynecology and Obstetrics.[1] She was an honorary fellow (1977) of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists[3] and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,[4] She received the civilian award of Padma Shri from the Government of India in 1984.[2]

Hingorani was involved with Operation ASHA, a non governmental organization working for eradicating tuberculosis from India, as a member of their management team.[citation needed] She was married to I. B. Hingorani and lived in the Greater Kailash area of New Delhi.[5]

She died in Houston, Texas on 23 April 2018, at the age of 93.[6]

Selected bibliography

See also


  1. ^ a b Mini Sood (2005). The Growth Restricted Baby Of The Tropics. New Age International. p. 155. ISBN 9788122416411.
  2. ^ a b "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ "ACM Service Awards and Honorary Fellowships". American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  4. ^ "List of Fellows - NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Constituency details" (PDF). Government of Delhi. 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  6. ^ AOGD Bulletin, Vol. 18, No.1; May, 2018, pg. 31, Obituary: Dr. V. Hingorani
  7. ^ Vera Hingorani; Uma Bai; A. N. Kakkar (November 1970). "Lochia and menstrual patterns in women with postpartum IUCD insertions". American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 108 (6): 989–990. doi:10.1016/0002-9378(70)90347-9. PMID 5496057.
  8. ^ Vera Hingorani (October 1984). You and Your Health. Vol. 28. pp. 33–4. ISBN 9788176253895. PMID 12340097. ((cite book)): |journal= ignored (help)
  9. ^ Vera Hingorani (1966). "A New Sign for Differential Diagnosis of Ovarian Tumour with Pregnancy". BJOG. 73 (1): 155. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1966.tb05138.x. S2CID 71927946.
  10. ^ Vera Hingorani; G. R. Uma Bai (1970). "Lactation and Lactational Amenorrhoea with Port-partum IUCD Insertions" (PDF). J. Reprod. Fertil. 23 (3): 513–515. doi:10.1530/jrf.0.0230513. PMID 4923671.
  11. ^ Vera Hingorani; Ranjit Kaur (April 1961). "Genital Tract Papillomas with Pregnancy". BJOG. 68 (2): 288–291. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1961.tb02726.x. PMID 13714447. S2CID 116866032.