Late Dr. K J R Murthy
Dr.K.J.R. Murty obtained M.B.B.S. degree from Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University and M.D. in Internal Medicine from Guntur Medical College. Andhra University.
He started his career as Civil Assistant Surgeon, Andhra Pradesh Medical Services, India and moved to Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad as Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1967. In 1978 he became the Honorary Consultant Chest Physician, Yoga Research Institute, Hyderabad. He joined Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital and Research Centre, Hyderabad in 1983.. He was appointed the Director of Mahavir PPM DOTS, Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital & Research Centre, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 1995. He became the Medical Director of the of Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital and Research Centre in 2005.
Dr.Murthy was a doyen of respiratory medicine and a pillar of Indian Chest Society Dr.Murty published more than hundred research papers in reputed journals and contributed article to various books. In his earlier years of research Dr.Murthy worked extensively on the treatment of human fluorosis. He was influencesd by the work of Dr.K.V.Rao in using serpentine for defluoridation and as a medicine for the treatment of human fluorosis for which no medicine was known till then.
Dr.K.J.R.murthy was the Secretary of the Society right from its inception in 2001. He rendered help and guidance in formulating the Society and giving it a direction in all its activities.