Dr. C. Rajan, Professor of Medicine, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI), will be retiring on Feb. 29 after serving in the Health and Medical Education Department for 33 years.

Born on Feb. 13, 1952 to late Ambigamal and late Chinnappa at Kolar Gold Fields in Kolar district, Dr. Rajan (MBBS, MD-General Medicine, Mysore) joined service in 1979 at a Primary Health Unit (PHU) in Gendehalli, Hassan district.

After serving for 16 years in rural areas, he served as Senior Specialist / Blood Bank Officer at K.R. Hospital, Mysore (1997-99); as lecturer in medicine at MMC&RI (1999-2005); as Assistant Professor of Medicine (2005-07); as Professor of Medicine at BMC, Banga-lore and also at MMC&RI.

As Blood Bank Officer, he conducted more than 200 camps in and around Mysore and was awarded the Best Blood Bank officer by NACO, Bangalore.

A life member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr. Rajan served the organisation in various capacities and was the President of IMA, Mysore for four years.

He was instrumental in introducing the 'Doctor Ward' at K.R. Hospital in 1994-95 to benefit the sick doctors at the Hospital.

He also served as the LIC Inspector of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences; MCI Inspector at New Delhi; Student Welfare Officer and as Warden of MMC Students Hostel.

Dr. Rajan has to his credit many awards including the Family Planning Achievement Award and B.C. Roy award.