Neurosurgeon Sanatan Rath

Eminent neurosurgeon Sanatan Rath passes away

Cuttack: Eminent neurosurgeon Prof. Sanatan Rath passed away at his residence in Odisha’s Cuttack city on Tuesday. He was 86.

Prof. Rath died of a heart attack at his residence at Kanika Road in Tulasipur area, sources said.

He was suffering from old-age related complications for quite some time, his family sources said.

He was a professor and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, SCB Medical College here.

Born on July 25, 1934, Prof. Rath achieved MBBS (Utkal) degree in 1957, MS (Surgery) from Patna in 1962, and MS (Neurosurgery) from CMC, Vellore in 1965.

He joined as an Assistant professor of Neurosurgery in SCB. Medical Colleges, Cuttack in May 1965. He continued to work in the same College as Associate Professor (Jan 1968- May 1970), Professor and Head (May 1970) till he became the Director of Medical Education in Odisha in 1991.

He became the Director of Medical Education, Odisha in 1991.

Neurosurgeon Sanatan Rath was elected the President of the Neurological Society of India in 1994.