Dr. R.S.K. Murthy
Dr. R.S.K. Murthy was a true pioneer in the field of medicine, known for his exceptional skill as a diagnostician and his innovative approach to patient care. Born and raised in Mysuru, Karnataka, Dr. Murthy knew from an early age that he wanted to devote his life to helping others. After completing his LMP, he went on to earn his medical degree from Mysore Medical College.
Dr. Murthy worked for several years as a practicing physician, gaining valuable experience in a range of medical specialties. It was during this time that he developed a keen interest in teaching, and he soon began to focus his career on medical education. He joined the faculty at various medical colleges of Karnataka as a professor of medicine, where he quickly established himself as a gifted and inspiring teacher. His students praised his ability to break down complex medical concepts into easy-to-understand language and his willingness to spend extra time with them to ensure their success.
In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Dr. Murthy was also a devoted humanitarian. He was actively involved in a number of charitable organizations, including Indian Medical Association, where he served as a board member for many years. He also worked closely with various government officials to promote public health initiatives and to secure funding for important medical research.
One of Dr. R.S.K. Murthy’s greatest achievements was the establishment of Anugraha Vittala Hospital, also known as AV Hospital, in Bangalore in 1980. The hospital was founded with the aim of providing high-quality medical care to patients from all walks of life, regardless of their socio-economic background.
As a highly respected medical professional, Dr. Murthy was well aware of the challenges facing the healthcare system in India, including the shortage of quality medical facilities in many parts of the country. With this in mind, he set out to create a hospital that would provide the highest standards of medical care, using the latest technology and equipment, while also being affordable and accessible to all.
The road to establishing AV Hospital was not an easy one. Dr. Murthy and his wife, Dr. Arundhati Murthy, faced numerous obstacles and challenges along the way, including a lack of funding and resources. However, they were undeterred, and they worked tirelessly to turn their vision into a reality.
Through their hard work and dedication, Dr. Murthy and Dr. Arundhati Murthy were able to establish AV Hospital as a leading medical institution in Bangalore, renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled medical staff. The hospital quickly gained a reputation as a center of excellence in a range of medical specialties, including cardiology, neurology, and oncology.
Over the years, AV Hospital has grown in size and scope, with the addition of new facilities and departments to meet the growing demand for quality medical care in the region. Today, the hospital is a thriving institution, with a staff of highly trained medical professionals and a reputation for excellence that extends far beyond the borders of Bangalore.
Dr. Murthy’s legacy at AV Hospital lives on to this day. His dedication to providing high-quality medical care to all, regardless of their background or means, continues to inspire the hospital’s staff and leadership, and his vision of excellence in healthcare remains at the heart of everything the hospital does.
Despite his many achievements, Dr. Murthy remained humble and dedicated to his patients and students. He was known for his kind demeanor and his willingness to listen to and help others. He was a beloved member of the medical community, and his passing in 2023 was deeply felt by all who knew him.
Today, Dr. Murthy’s legacy lives on through the many students and colleagues he inspired over the course of his career. His commitment to excellence, his passion for teaching, and his unwavering dedication to improving the lives of others continue to serve as an inspiration to all who knew him.