Lives of the fellows

Lalbhai Madhavlal Sanghvi

b.29 November 1914 d.4 February 2005
MB BS Bombay(1937) DTM&H(1939) MRCP(1940) FAMSI(1966) FRCP(1970)

Lalbhai Madhavlal Sanghvi was professor of medicine and cardiology and principal of the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College, Jaipur, India. He was born in Ahmedabad, the son of Madhavlal Girdharlal Sanghvi, a physician, and Laxmibai Sanghvi née Damodarlal, the daughter of a businessman. He studied medicine at Bombay University, qualifying in 1937. He then went to the UK, where he gained a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene in 1939 and his MRCP in 1940.

On his return to India, he worked at the Gokuldas Tejpal (GT) Hospital in Bombay. In 1942 he joined the staff of the Prince Bijaysingh Memorial (PBM) Hospital in Bikaner, initially as a second physician. He later became the chief physician there and then, in 1951, the principal medical officer and senior specialist.

In 1953 he moved to Jaipur as a senior specialist and reader in medicine at the SMS Hospital and Medical College. In 1965 he was appointed as professor of medicine, and from 1965 professor of medicine and cardiology. In 1967 he became principal of SMS College and controller of the attached hospitals.

He was elected as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1970.

In his spare time he enjoyed gardening. In 1941 he married Suman Hiralal, the daughter of a railway employee. They had two sons and five daughters.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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