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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 268

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Date of Web Publication17-Apr-2015

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Raichur H. Obituary. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2015;58:268

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Raichur H. Obituary. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2023 Oct 2];58:268. Available from:

Dr. B. S. Raichur

(20th May 1928-20th January 2015)

Dr. Bhimsensannacharyaraichur was born on 20 th May 1928. Drraichur hailed from an educated family of Dharwad, where he completed his high school and premedical college education. In 1947, he secured admission in the Veterinary Medical of Mumbai and completed the course in 1951. He worked for nearly a year as Veterinary Surgeon at Baroda and Nandgaon. He was very keen on becoming a medical doctor. On the basis of creditable performance in the said course and a scholarship, he secured admission in the Grant Medical College, Mumbai. He was a medical graduate in 1957. As an undergraduate student, he was always on the forefront of social and cultural activities of the college. In college drama, his role in PL's "Ammaldar" was better than that of any professional of that era. He was a part of the play "pahunchar" which won the best drama award in that year's college competition. He was a true GMCite to the core.

In 1957, he joined the pathology school for postgraduate studies in pathology and microbiology and obtained M. D. in 1961. Having been trained in an institute such as the GMC and JJH, where the number of autopsies is largest, and with teachers like Gharpure and Gadgil, anatomic pathology, was his forte. Through hard sincere work, he climbed the ladders of promotion to become a professor. Drsgadgil (CiC), Rananavare (2 nd ic) and Raichur were the stalwarts of the department in sixties and the first half of the seventies of the last century. He was awarded fellow-ship by Government of Maharashtra for a year at new Orleans, us in 1964. He was transferred to Nagpur in 1976. In the capacity of HOD, he served at the medical colleges in Nagpur and then Pune, from where he retired in 1986. He Joined Parvara Rural Medical College where he established the pathology Department and a state-of-art Pathology Museum. He retired from his profession in 1993 at the age of 65. Visiting Pathology School was every time, home coming to him.

He held several posts in local, state, and national pathology bodies. He was a committee member of the international council of pathology. He was a dedicated teacher throughout his career. Well-wisher of his students, he was always a most fair and friendly examiner, whichever the university or examination. He encouraged postgraduate students to undertake research projects, publish their findings and to present them in conferences, a legacy from Dr. Gadgil. He published several papers and was a recipient of many state and national awards. As a professor, he took an active interest and promoted student cultural activities. He was a very approachable and liked teacher and friend, caring family person. He had built a huge network of people. He had extremely good memory till the last day and could remember the details of every student and person he met along with their family tree.

Peacefully and without much suffering, he left for his heavenly abode on the early morning of January 20, 2015, at Solapur. He is survived by his wife, a son (Ophthalmic Surgeon) and daughter-in-law (Home-maker), a daughter (Teacher) and son-in-law (Cartoonist) and four grand-children.

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Dr. Harish Raichur
1A Vijay hsg sty Bijapur Road, Solapur 413004
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.155373

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