Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre Honours Kris Gopalakrishnan with Lifetime Contribution Award

Chennai, April, 2024 : Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre (DMDSC) and Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), today honoured Padma Bhushan Mr. Kris Goapalakrishnan, Infosys Co-founder & Trustee – Pratiksha Trust, with the prestigious DMDSC Lifetime Achievement Award 2024 in recognition for his pivotal role in advancing medical research in general and brain research in particular. The award was presented to Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan by Dr. T.S Surendran, Chairman – Sankara Nethralaya, in the presence of Dr. V Mohan, Chairman – DMDSC & MDRF, Dr. Ranjit Unnikrishnan, Vice Chairman – DMDSC & MDRF, Dr. R.M Anjana, Managing Director – DMDSC & MDRF and other dignitaries. 

On this occasion, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre and Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) also jointly inaugurated India’s first Diabetes Museum – Madras Diabetes Research Foundation Diabetes Museum at the MDRF facility in Siruseri. The facility was formally inaugurated by Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan along with management from MDRF and top management of TANUVAS who helped MDRF set up the Museum. As a globally renowned Centre of Excellence for Diabetes research, the Diabetes Museum at MDRF will be an exclusive museum dedicated to honouring and chronicling the decades long history of Diabetes research, its early treatment, milestones, scientific research and other technological breakthroughs by senior scientists across the globe.   

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman – DMDSC & MDRF said, “Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan’s dedication to brain research is of immense national importance. His philanthropic initiatives, such as the Centre for Brain Research, are instrumental in addressing critical health challenges, including neurodegenerative disorders. It is a great honour to recognize his contributions, and we hope to see more such philanthropic endeavors across various medical fields.” 

Receiving the award, Padma Bhushan Shri. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Infosys Co-founder and Trustee – Pratiksha Trust, said “I am deeply honoured to receive this recognition from Dr. Mohan, a pioneer in diabetes research whose contributions have significantly impacted medical science. The inauguration of the Diabetes Museum underscores the vital role of research institutions like MDRF in chronicling the history and advancements in diabetes research, ultimately aiming to make India a global leader in top-quality research. India has made remarkable progress in the startup ecosystem, and I am hopeful that similar strides will be made in research. The Centre for Brain Research aims to unravel the complexities of brain function, paving the way for innovative treatments and interventions. I envision India among the top five countries globally for top-quality research.”

Adding to this, Dr. R. M Anjana – Managing Director – DMDSC & MDRF said “The inauguration of the Diabetes Museum at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) facility signifies a significant milestone in the journey of diabetes research in India. This exclusive museum will celebrate the decades-long history of diabetes research, showcasing milestones, scientific breakthroughs, and technological advancements by eminent scientists worldwide.”