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Govindappa Venkataswamy Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 1, 2018

Short Biography

Govindappa Venkataswamy was born on 01-10-1918 in Vadamalapuram, Virudhunagar in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was an Indian Ophthalmologist, Surgeon, Doctor, Writer & Author.

Other Name: Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy, Dr V
Other Professions: Surgeon Doctor Writer Author

Govindappa Venkataswamy Complete Bio & Career

In 1944, Govindappa Venkataswamy obtained his medical degree from Madras (Stanley Medical College). Even after attaining the medical degree, he started his medical practice in the Indian Army along with the team of the medical practitioners. He could not extend his services in the Indian Army for the long time due to the cause of rheumatoid arthritis. Though he was remained bedridden for a year.

He was not able to keep continuing of his medical practice due to arthritis. He started learning the "Ophthalmology".He used the specially designed instruments for the operating his arthritical hand to work normally for the regular choirs. This specially designed instruments and tools made his life so comfortable he did not feel his arthritic problem. Despite that, he was thus determined for helping the patients those were suffering from eyes diseases. He started doing the “hundred “surgeries in a single day.

He became India's well-known eyes surgeon for the cataract surgeries in India. In his life, over the period of 25 years, he had performed more than 1 lacs eyes surgeries. This is a significant accomplishment by the Dr. Govindappa. He is the founder of the Aravind Eye Hospital who is having 5 branches and more than 3500 beds for the treatment of the eyes patients. At present Arvind eyes hospital performing more than two lacs, surgeries and they are charging very nominal fees for the treatment.

Govindappa Venkataswamy Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1973 Medicine

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy died at the age of 87 on 07-07-206 in Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India

DEATHDAY 7 July,2006 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Govindappa Venkataswamy Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was never married. He had four siblings and the whole life was lived with his brother ER.G. Srinivasan who was the younger of Dr Govindappa Venkataswamy.

Life's Important Dates Of Govindappa Venkataswamy

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
School N/A
College American College, Madurai
Stanley Medical College, Madras
Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Chennai
Qualification M. D.
Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology
Hobbies Reading & Writing
Marital Status Unmarried
Best Friends Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Favorite Politician A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Govindappa Venkataswamy

  • He was a good friend of Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (former President of India) who also known by missile man.
  • Google honoured him on his 100th Birthday i.e. 01-10-2018 with a doodle.
  • He had performed more than 1 lacs eyes surgeries over the 25 years.
  • He is the founder of the Aravind Eye Hospital.
  • He did “hundred “surgeries in a single day with the specially designed instrument for his arthritically hand.
  • He was suffering from the arthritis diseases called "rheumatoid arthritis".Due to this diseases, he was bedridden for a year.

Govindappa Venkataswamy Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Govindappa Venkataswamy was 87 years 9 months & 6 days old age.