Padmashri Prof. Mohan Chand Pant

(11th Oct 1956-13th Aug. 2015)

President of Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI), Founding Voice Chancellor, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Uttarakhand Medical University

Former Director, Ram Manohar Institute of Medical Sciences

Former Head, Radiotherapy Department, C.S.M. Medical University

Formerly King, George Medical College, Lucknow

Prof. Mohan Chand Pant was born on 11th October, 1956 in a traditional Kumauni Brahmin family in village of Kunkoli, Ranikhet (Uttarakhand). He took his primary education in the village school and higher Secondary education in the Mission College at Ranikhet and B.Sc. in 1974 from the K.G. Medical College (Now Medical University) he joined the same Medical College as lecturerin 1985. Trand in K.G. Medical College, Lucknow.

Prof. Pant was honoured and given awards by 15 National and International institutions including in 1999, the prestigious Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy National Award of the Medical Council of India, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Sri. Atal Behari Bajpayee In 2008, he was honored with D.Sc (Hon. Causa) by Kumaun University inn the year of 2008. His all-round excellence and scientific acumen and social contributions in cancer control fructified in the national award of PADAMASHRI. He was awarded Padma Shri by the President of India on 26th January 2008 for his work in community and public edication on common cancers of mouth, lungs, prostate, cervix and uterus.

He was a conscientious gentleman at core with an approach and appearance of a profession who always believed that synergy is the highest activity of life and all activities should lead to elevation of mental, emotional and psychological brilliance for the benefit of society at large.