M.B.B.S. (Bombay), F.R.C.S. (Eng.), D.L.O. (London), F.R.C.S. (Bombay)
Born in the year 1917 in
Thatta, Pakistan, Dr. Hiranandani came to Bombay as poor boy in 1937 to
study Medicine. With the financial help of teachers who liked him for
his hard work. he went abroad and became F.R.C.S. He then joined
Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai. as
Honorary Ear. Nose & Throat Surgeon. He retired at the age of 58.
But the Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay appointed him as
Professor Emeritus and Advisor to the Department of Otolaryngology and
Head and Neck where he continued to work upto the age of 65. He is now
working at Bombay Hospital. Breach Candy Hospital and Jaslok Hospital,
His academic activities were published in many Indian and Foreign
Jounals. His book on Ear Pathology was published by the Butterworths of
London. He has been appointed as the Member of the American Society of
Head & Heck Surgery, and is a founder member of the Association of
Otolaryngologists of India.
introduced the department of Head and Neck as part of E.N.T. department
in India . and the first Head and Neck Department was established at
the BYL. Nair Hospital . The Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay
passed a Resolution to name the Department as "Dr. Hiranandani's
department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck." Besides this. he is
instrumental for setting up Seth AJ.B. Municipal Ear. Nose. Throat
Hospital . Speech and Audiology School and Vestibular Research Unit at
B.Y.L. Nair Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College . He has
been guest speaker at several International conferences held in the US,
South Korea, Canada, Indonesia and Japan .
Hiananadani was the President of Silver Jubilee Conference of AOI in
1973. He received the Dhanvantari Award in the year 1988. being the
first person in the field of E.N.T. to receive this award.
has created 15 Research Endowments of Rs. 1 Lac each in different
Universities throughout in India along with 20 orations and a number of
Awards and Prizes in the field of Ear. Nose and Throat. For this cause,
his own contribution is about Rs. 3 lacs.
was nominated as Member of Medical Council of India by the Government
of Maharashtra. He was also a Member of Executive Body of Medical
Council of India from 1990 to 1995. The Medical Council elected him as
Member of Executive Council and nominated him as Member of National
Governing Body Member of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
and also the Chairman of the Expert Committee of LC.M.R. He has also
been an advisor to the T Tnion Public Service Commission and
Maharashtra Public Service Commission. He is the Chairman of the
Hiranandani Foundation. which has opened a Primay and Secondary School
(I.C.S.E.) in 1990 at Powai in Mumbai with an endowment of Rs. 2.5
In recognition of the valuable services rendered by him, the President of India in 1972 conferred upon him the honour of Padma-Bhushan.
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