The founder of Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation (UBF) Dr P Raghu Ram who is amongst the foremost breast surgeons of the country will be conferred Padma Shri on March 30. Dr. Raghu Ram will be the youngest ever surgeon from Telugu States to be conferred the prestigious award.
Dr. Ram who is the Visishta Ugadi Puraskar Awardee, felt the need for controlling the breast cancer in the country, after his mother, Ushalakshmi was diagnosed with the ailment. In Hyderabad at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) he introduced the concept of Breast health & established Breast health Centre. Dr. Rao’s KIMS–USHALAKSHMI Centre for Breast Diseases has brought about a revolutionary change in Breast Centre Concept in the Indian sub-continent.