Lives of the fellows

Sanjoy Sen

b.31 December 1936 d.7 January 2008
MB BS Calcutta MRCP(1964) FRCP(1983)

Sanjoy Sen was professor of medicine at Calcutta National Medical College. Born in India, he was the son of Sailesh Chandra Sen, a tea industrialist. He attended Jagat Bandu Institution, and then studied medicine at Scottish Church College and the Medical College in Calcutta. At the end of 1964, he undertook a year’s work as a registrar at St George’s Hospital in London before returning to Calcutta as a clinical tutor, and then a lecturer, at the National Medical College.

He was appointed assistant professor in January 1973, reader in 1975, associate professor in 1977 and professor in May 1979. He published papers on the epidemiology of diabetes mellitus in the local population and on the hypoglycaemic action of tetracycline.

In 1968, he married Anuradha, the daughter of Keshab Chandra Sen Gupta, also a medical practitioner. She survived him and they are known to have had at least one son.

Outside of medicine, he was a keen bridge player.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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