Dr. Coluthur Gopalan
Fellow, Elected 1993

Born in Tamil Nadu, India on 28 November 1918. Educated at Chennai Medical College; M.R.C. Human Nutrition Unit, UK; M.B.B.S., and M.D., Chennai; Ph.D., D.Sc. and F.R.C.P., London; F.R.C.P., Edinburgh; F.R.S.

President, Nutrition Foundation of India, New Delhi 1979 to date.

Director, Natl. Inst. of Nutrition, Hyderabad, 1960-74; Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, 1974-79.

Awards/Honours: D.Sc. (h.c.), Banaras Hindu University; Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize, 1954; Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize (Snr.), 1960; Amrut Mody Research Award, 1972; Ambhuj Nath Bose Prize, 1975; Ademola Prize, 1976; Dhanvanthri Award, 1978; FICCI Award, 1978; Sir C.V. Raman Gold Medal, 1988; WHO Health For All Medal, 1988; R.D. Birla Award, 1990; International Union of Nutritional Society (IUNS) Award, 1990; London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Centenary Fellowship, 1999; Former President, (and presently Honorary President), International Union of Nutritional Sciences.

Fellow: Royal Society, London; Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Medical Sciences; Third World Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Nutrition in health and disease; maternal and child health

Address: President, Nutrition Foundation of India, C-13, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016; [Tel: Off. (011) 26962615, 26857814; Res. (011) 26868126; Fax: (011) 26857814; Email: nfi@ren02.nic.in]