Octogenarian of Late Dr. Lala Surajnandan
BRIEF DETAILS OF DR. LALA
Born on 1-1-1914, at Bihar Sharif.
Attended school at Dumka Zila School,
Stood first in Bhagalpur District, in High
School for which he was awarded with
Mcpharsen Gold Medal and a state
schloarship for two years to continue higher
He joined P.W. Medical College, Patna in
1933 for doing MBBS after passing
Completed MBBS from P.W. Medical College,
Patna in 1939.
He joined state medical services in 1940.
Completed Diploma in Child Health from London
Passed M.R.C.P. (Edin) membership
examination of Royal College of Physicians in
the year 1946.
Received the training at Hospital for Sick
Children at London in 1945.
Trained at Royal Edinburgh Infimary – 1945-
Trained in London Hospital – 1946-47.
Retired as Director,(prof.) upgraded
department of paediatrics, P.W. Medical
College,Patna on 31 Dec 1971.
Appointed as Prof. Emeritus Patna Medical
College and Hospital,in the year 1973.
He was awarded with the fellowship of Royal
College of Physicians in 1964 and of
National Acaedmy of Medical Sciences in
He was also honored by the honorary
fellowship of American Academy of
Pediatrics in 1964 and Indian Academy of
Paediatrics in 1978.
Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of
Medical Sciences (RMRIMS), Patna was
established in the memory of the First President
of Republic of India Deshratna Dr. Rajendra
Prasad in the year 1963 with Asthma as its
It was taken over by Indian Council of Medical
Research, New Delhi on 1st April, 1984 under
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of
India and thereafter the main thrust area is
Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar).
He was founder president of Indian Acaedmy
of Paediatrics established in 1964.
He was also the Vice- President of the
National Acaedmy of Medical
He was awarded with Padamshri in the year,
1974, by the Govt. Of India.
HIS VIEWS ON MOTHER AND CHILD CARE
Paediatrics aims at helping the child to grow
physically, mentally and socially.
A pediatrician is involved in the process of
growth and development of foetus, the new
born, the infant, the pre-school child, during the
period of puberty and adolescence.
Paediatric care should start from conception,
foetus should attain optimal growth and
development and born as an healthy neonate.
Neonated period, from four weeks of birth is
very important as physiological adjustments are
in process and infant is susceptible to morbility
The new born are generally more susceptible to
infections and his nutritional needs are relatively
It is the duty of the pediatrician to see that the
new born eventually attains adulthood without
any damage and complication.
He went on his heavenly abode on 22-4-
2009 at his residence at Patna.
May God help him to rest in peace.
He is survived by his five sons and three
daughters. Followed by grand and great