Odisha-born Doctor Basant Kumar Mishra has been selected for the prestigious Dr B C Roy Award (2017) instituted by the Medical Council of India (MCI). He had performed the complicated brain surgery of Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan.
Dr B C Roy Award is considered to be the highest medical honour in the country. He will be awarded in the ‘Eminent Medical Person’ category.
Doctor Mishra, who is presently leading the Department of Neurosurgery & Gamma Knife Radio surgery at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, will receive the award from the President of India.
Under the guidance of Mishra, the Hinduja hospital was the first in Asia to acquire Gamma Knife technology. He was the first surgeon in India to perform Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and Awake Craniotomy. Besides, he is the first surgeon in the world to perform Computer Guided Aneurysm surgery.
Mishra completed his early education in Bhubaneswar and later completed his MBBS from VSS Medical College, Sambalpur University in Burla. He did his post-graduation in General Surgery from Delhi University and his MCh Neurosurgery from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
The Odisha-born doctor has received the prestigious Pfizer Post Graduate Medical Award and the Commonwealth Medical Scholar, Edinburgh University, UK. Son of eminent economist and academician Baidyanath Mishra, the doctor lives in Mumbai with his wife and two sons.