Ramakanth Panda, the Mumbai-based cardiac surgeon who conducted the bypass surgery on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier this year, was given the Bank of Baroda Lifetime Achievement Award in Mumbai on Monday.
“The award is being given to Dr Panda for his extraordinary contribution in the field of cardiac surgery,” said a bank statement.
The annual award is conferred on eminent personalities in various disciplines in appreciation to their outstanding contribution to their field of expertise.
The 53-year-old AIIMS alumnus, who is chief executive officer of the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) Mumbai, has operated upon many members of parliament and state legislators.
Panda has performed more than 700 repeat bypass surgeries and more than 1,500 high-risk surgeries.