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‘To her, patients always came first’: Cancer care pioneer dies at 93

V Shanta was on the WHO Advisory Committee on Cancer till March 2005. She was a recipient of several national and international awards including the Ramon Magsasay award for public service, Padma Shri (1986), Padma Bhushan (2006) and Padma Vibhushan (2016).

**EDS: FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: In this undated Aug. 31, 2005 file photo, renowned oncologist and chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Institute Dr V Shanta. Shanta passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_19_2021_000038B)(PTI)
**EDS: FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: In this undated Aug. 31, 2005 file photo, renowned oncologist and chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Institute Dr V Shanta. Shanta passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_19_2021_000038B)(PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 12:02 AM IST
ByDivya Chandrababu, Chennai
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