CHANDIGARHDr KS Chugh, the “father of nephrology in India”, breathed his last at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, on Sunday. He was 85.Dr Chugh was suffering from blood cancer since past two years and was admitted to the PGIMER a few days ago. The cremation will take place on Sunday noon at the Sector 25 crematorium.Dr Chugh was emeritus professor and former head of department of nephrology at the PGIMER. He was a recipient of several national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award, in 2000, a PGIMER release said. He was presently working with Fortis Hospital at Mohali.The International Society of Nephrology had acknowledged Dr Chugh’s pioneering work and contributions and had included him amongst 50 legends in nephrology, the release said. Dr Chugh had 413 papers, including 38 chapters, published in national and international journals and books.He is survived by his wife Harjeet Chugh and two sons, both doctors and settled in the US.