Mumbai: Renowned cardiologist and President of the Public Health Foundation of India K. Srinath Reddy recently underwent a cardiac by-pass surgery at Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute, according to official sources.
Around a fortnight ago, Reddy was detected with heart ailments in New Delhi and he decided to fly down to Mumbai for a second opinion from AHI's cardiac surgeon Ramakanta Panda.
Panda advised Reddy to go for a heart by-pass surgery immediately, to which the latter agreed.
The by-pass surgery was successfully performed on him at the AHI by a team led by Panda on August 11.
Currently, the 65-year old Reddy -- who is the immediate past president of World Heart Federation, Geneva, and continues on its Board -- is recuperating under the care of Panda and his team at the hospital.
Panda has operated upon many celebrities, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Union ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rajiv Shukla, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, CPI leader D. Raja and Odisha Congress leader Narasingha Mishra.
Besides, the Odisha-born Panda has performed some of the most complex, challenging and record-setting heart surgeries on people ranging from minors, youth, middle-aged and very elderly citizens from all over the world.
Sources in AHI said Reddy's surgery at the hospital in the Bandra-Kurla Complex was a matter of pride and tribute to the kind of world class facilities and treatment available here.