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Nair dean dies of heart attack



In a shocking incident, Dean of BMC- run Topiwala National Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Dr Ravi Rananavare succumbed to a massive heart attack at his Khar residence in early hours of Monday morn


Rananavare was found to have collapsed on the floor in his residence by his relative who had come to check on him. ” He was immediately rushed to Holy Family hospital in Bandra where the electro cardio gram ( ECG) showed a blank line,” said Deputy dean of Nair Hospital, Dr Mahesh Shah.

Apart from holding the Deans office at one of the most reputed medical colleges in the city since 2008, Rananavare was also a well- known radiologist in the medical fraternity and a central committee member of Indian Radiology and Imaging Association.

He was also a senate member in the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences ( MUHS), Nashik.

57- year- old Rananavare had last observed on Nair Hospitals web site a few days back, ” I wish that this institution continues to grow and prosper since it is based on the belief that alt39 team work makes dreams workalt39.” ” Rananavares death is sudden and shocking. Till yesterday evening he was interacting jolly well with staff members. He will fondly be remembered as a good human being and an excellent administrator,” said Dr Vandana Tandel, Assistant dean at Nair Hospital.

Rananavare will be remembered for the pioneering work he executed to up the standards of civic- run Nair Hospital by introducing newer technologies in Radiotherapy, revamping the Operation Theaters and opening Emergency Medical Services ( EMS), last year in light of rising casualties due to man made and natural disasters, an official late evening BMC release noted. Sources at the BMC health department stated that though an acting dean will assume duties most probably in the upcoming week, filling up the deans position will involve cumbersome selection through MPSC screenings and work related promotion patterns of eligible senior level doctors.

Rananavare was unmarried and is survived by three brothers and two sisters