Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam (Dr. GB)

Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam (Dr. GB)

Chairman, KG Hospital, Coimbatore, India

Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam (Dr. GB) is a multifaceted personality, a visionary, renowned surgeon of 50 year’s reputation, philanthropist, orator, a leading industrialist, a dedicated teacher, successful professional, entrepreneur, and an ardent believer in social work. Born on April 5, 1942, in Annur village, Dr. GB completed his graduate and postgraduate studies at Madras Medical College. He later pursued his graduate training in Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital Chicago, after which he returned to India to set up the internationally recognized K.G. Hospital, which has treated over 4.5 million patients. As founder and head of the renowned multi specialty tertiary care 350 bedded K.G. Hospital, he has established a Centre of Excellence providing Affordable and Advanced Healthcare. KG Hospital is one of the few hospitals in Tamilnadu to be re-certified for the NABH quality certification. The hospital has delivered highly subsidized medical treatment and surgeries to over 2 lakh people, including 6,000 heart surgeries, 10,000 free dialyzes, 1,500 free heart surgeries and 1,300 life-saving surgeries for the poor, and 450 free heart surgeries for children. Dr. GB has done yeomen service to the public of Coimbatore and society during the last 50 years as the founder of successful enterprises in the fields of Education, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Housing, and Renewable Energy. Dr. GB also founded K.G. Eye Hospital, which has restored eyesight to more than 95,000 poor and blind patients free of cost. Dr. GB has been honored with many prestigious awards for his significant contributions in the Healthcare and other sectors during the past 50 years. Some of them are:

  • B.C. Roy Award

  • Padma Shri Award

  • Life Time Achievement Awards

  • Honorary Fellowship by Quality Council of India

  • DSc. (Honoris Causa) from Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

  • Pro-Life Award by Life for All & Life International, USA

  • Jewel of Coimbatore Award

  • PSG Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Seva Ratna Award from Centenarian Trust

  • Rajammal P. Devadas Award from Avinashilingam University for Women

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