Prof Emeritus Dato CP Ramachandran

Prof Emeritus Dato CP Ramachandran

Dear MSPTM members,

It is with great sadness to announce that Prof Emeritus Dato CP Ramachandran, Founder and Honorary member of MSPTM has passed away peacefully this morning (12 January 2019, Saturday). The wake will be held at Gui Yuan Crematorium Petaling Jaya, Parlor Number 2 at 11am and follows by cremation at 3pm on 13 January 2019 (Sunday).

Prof. Emeritus Dato CP Ramachandran, 1936-2019.

Prof Emeritus Dato CP Ramachandran was a founder member of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) which was founded in 1964 and became the 10th President in 1973. He again became its President in 2000 and 2001. CP as he is fondly known was the first recipient of the Sandosham Medal awarded by the MSPTM in 1974. He was also made Honorary Member of the Society in 2008.

CP started his career in the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as a demonstrator in Parasitology from 1952 to June 1962. He also worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Medical Research for a short period from 1962-1963 and again as Head of Filariasis, IMR from 1967-1970. CP was appointed as Assistant Professor in Medical Parasitology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya in 1963 when the faculty was first established. In 1970 He joined Universiti Sains Penang and in 1972 he was Professor of Parasitology and Dean of the School of Biological Sciences.

CP joined the World Health Organisation in 1979 and rose to be the Chief of Filariasis Control and TDR in WHO. He was responsible for the establishment of Centres of Excellence of Tropical Diseases in many developing countries of South America, Africa Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Region. CP can be considered as the Father of Filariasis. He retired from WHO in 1996 and in the same year joined University Putra Malaysia as Professor of Parasitology.

CP has lived his life to the fullest and contributed immensely to the field of Medical Parasitology in country and abroad. He has published numerous scientific papers and three parasites have been named after him. He has received many awards one of which is the Mary Kingsley Medal, United Kingdom for Tropical Medicine. He was Fellow of the Academy of Science since 2003. CP, a great doyen of Parasitology in Malaysia and the world will be missed by one and all.

CP will be greatly missed by all of us in the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine. He leaves behind his wife Gita, a daughter, a son and 3 grandsons. To them we convey our deepest condolence.

CP Ramachandran was a founder member of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) which was founded in 1964 and became the 10th President in 1973. He again became its President in 2000 and 2001. CP as he is fondly known was the first recipient of the Sandosham Medal awarded by the MSPTM in 1974. He was also made Honorary Member of the Society in 2008.

CP started his career in the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as a demonstrator in Parasitology from 1952 to June 1962. He also worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Medical Research for a short period from 1962-1963 and again as Head of Filariasis, IMR from 1967-1970. CP was appointed as Assistant Professor in Medical Parasitology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya in 1963 when the faculty was first established. In 1970 He joined Universiti Sains Penang and in 1972 he was Professor of Parasitology and Dean of the School of Biological Sciences.

CP joined the World Health Organisation in 1979 and rose to be the Chief of Filariasis Control and TDR in WHO. He was responsible for the establishment of Centres of Excellence of Tropical Diseases in many developing countries of South America, Africa Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Region. CP can be considered as the Father of Filariasis. He retired from WHO in 1996 and in the same year joined University Putra Malaysia as Professor of Parasitology.

CP has lived his life to the fullest and contributed immensely to the field of Medical Parasitology in country and abroad. He has published numerous scientific papers and three parasites have been named after him. He has received many awards one of which is the Mary Kingsley Medal, United Kingdom for Tropical Medicine. He was Fellow of the Academy of Science since 2003. CP, a great doyen of Parasitology in Malaysia and the world will be missed by one and all.

CP will be greatly missed by all of us in the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine. He leaves behind his wife Gita, a daughter, a son and 3 grandsons.

The 55th MSPTM Council would like to express the deepest condolences to the family of Prof Emeritus Dato CP Ramachandran. May his good soul rest in peace.