Obituary

Father of laparoscopic surgery Dr Tehemton E Udwadia died in Mumbai

A renowned Indian surgeon who is best known as the father of laparoscopic surgery in India, Dr. Tehemton E Udwadia passed away on 7th January 2023 after suffering from health problems for the past few months.

  • He was born on October 10, 1930, in Bombay, India
  • he had his medical degree from Grant Medical College in Bombay.
  • Dr. Udwadia started his career as a general surgeon and showed his interest in laparoscopic surgery.
  • Dr. Udwadia is credited with introducing laparoscopic surgery to India in the early 1980s.
  • He served as the head of the Department of Surgery at Grant Medical College.
  • He made a lot of contributions to the field of medicine and was honored with numerous awards.
  • In 2002, he was honored with the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards in India, for his contributions to the field of medicine.

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