New Delhi [India], Oct 1 (NT): The search engine giant Google honored its Doodle to Govindappa Venkataswamy on Monday paying tribute a visionary Indian ophthalmologist, on his 100th birth anniversary.
He was born on October 1, 1918, in Vadamalapuram, Tamil Nadu. Venkataswamy dedicated his whole life to get rid of needless blindness.
He was well-known as Dr. V to his colleagues and patients. He established the Aravind Eye Hospital, which began as "an 11-bed facility and has grown into a set of connections of clinics providing life-changing care to citizens of a country harassed with high rates of blindness.
Venkataswamy was lastingly unable to walk properly by rheumatoid arthritis when he was only 30 years old. However, in spite of his critical health issues, he went through the process that how to perform surgery to take out cataracts-the leading grounds of blindness.
Worth mention here Dr. V could perform 100 surgeries in a single day. To deal with this major problem of blindness in a holistic and inspirational move, he set up eye camps in rural communities, a rehab center for blind people, and a training program for ophthalmic assistants, individually performing over 100,000 successful eye surgeries.
Venkataswamy was bestowed with Padma Shri in 1973. He passed away on July 7, 2006, at the age of 87.