Elected: 1958
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Professor Ramakrishna Rajam FRSE FRCPE
Ramakrishna Venkata Rajam was born on 9th January, 1893 at Kumaralingam, Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu (former Madras State), India. He had his schooling at Erode and in the diamond Jubilee High School at Gobichettipalayam, Coimbatore District from 1899 to 1911 and obtained his school leaving certificate in 1911. He did his Inter Science at the Madras Presidency College from 1911 to 1913 and then joined the Madras Medical College for his MB, BS, from 1913 to 1918, passing with a First Class and First Rank in the Madras University. He was awarded the Prizes in Pathology, Surgery, Clinical Medicine and the Ramabadra Medal for the highest mark in the MB, BS Examination with distinction in Medicine, Surgery and Midwifery. He was the Johnstone Gold Medalist – given to the best outgoing Medical Graduate.

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