Monday, 08 November 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Noted orthopaedic surgeon Dr Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay will receive the Padma Shri from the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on November 9. The Dehradun based surgeon also has entries in the Guinness Book of World Records and Limca Book of Records for his outstanding surgical achievements.
Apart from working in the past as an associate professor in PGI Chandigarh and professor and head of the department at Himalayan Institute, Jolly Grant, he is the founder president of Uttaranchal State Chapter of Indian Orthopaedic Association and currently a member of executive council of HNB Uttarakhand Medical Education University, Dehradun. Dr Sanjay set a world record for largest bone tumor removal by removing a tumor of the femur weighing 16.5 kilogrammes with a circumference of 97 centimetres. This record featured in Guinness Book World Records in 2005. His name also featured in Limca Book of Records in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2009 for different innovative and successful surgical achievements, like hip replacement surgery in a 98-year old high-risk patient, re-implantation of autoclaved (steam sterilised) tumor bone to save the limb and life of a teenager suffering from bone cancer and for carrying out a successful spine operation in an 88 year old man.
During his 40 year career he has undertaken more than 5,000 operations on children afflicted by polio and cerebral palsy apart from holding more than 200 free health camps in remote and mountainous areas to serve the poor and needy. He continues to fulfill his social obligations in many ways including free orthopaedic consultation to BPL card holders on every second Saturday and giving public awareness lectures especially on road traffic accidents and other important issues.
It is pertinent to mention here that along with Dr Sanjay, agriculturalist PC Sharma also received the Padma Shri from Uttarakhand in 2021.