Dr Dukhan Ram (1899-1990)
Dr Dukhan Ram passed both D.L.O. and DOMS of Royal College of Surgeons, London in 1934 and returned to join as lecturer in Eye and ENT Dept., Patna Medical College. In 1944, he was elevated to the post of Prof. of Eye and ENT Dept. which was a combined department at Patna. During this professorship, D.O. and D.L.O courses were started in addition to M.S. (Eye) and M.S. (E.N.T.)
He was equally involved in the activities of the associations of Eye and ENT Surgeons both at the State and All India level. The state unit of A.O.I. was formed under his Presidentship in 1952. He was the Chairman, organising committee of the annual conferences of A.O.I. held at Patna in 1952 and at Jamshedpur in 1956. He presided over the all India annual conferences of ENT and also Eye held at Hyderabad in the year 1953 and 1961 respectively.
In recognition of his services to the speciality, he was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1967. He was also elected to the state assembling from Sasaram the same year.