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Air Vice Marshal Madhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh

Service No & Branch 1665 MED MR-00186
Date of Birth: 02 Oct 1912 Commissioned: 13 Jan 1941 Course:
Service End: Retired on 10 Sep 1971 Nick Name :
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Flt Lt : 26 Sep 1940Sqn Ldr : 16 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 04 Jul 1958Acting Gp Capt : 10 Jun 1947
Gp Capt : 09 Nov 1961Acting Air Cmde : 30 Mar 1964Air Cmde : 30 Mar 1964Acting AVM : 17 Mar 1969
AVM : 21 Jun 1969
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

14 Jan 1943 - 30 Mar 1943Flt LtNo.7 SquadronVizagapatnam Medical Officer To AHQ
13 Feb 1952 - Sqn LdrArmed Forces Medical CollegePune W/C (Med Psycology)
15 Aug 1947 - 11 Jan 1949Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Gp Capt (Medical)
15 Jan 1963 - 24 Mar 1964Gp CaptInstitution of Aviation MedicineBangalore Commandant
02 Aug 1968 - 06 Mar 1969Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Medical Services (Air)
06 Mar 1969 - 01 Dec 1973Air MarshalArmed Forces Medical CollegePune Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Wg CdrMadhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh1665 MEDAward Date Announced 01 Jan 1946
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMMadhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh1665 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1968Announced 26 Jan 1968
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Air Commodore Madhukar Mallannah Shrinagesh was commissioned in January, 1940 and was seconded to the Medical Branch of Indian Air Force In January, 1941. He saw active service on the Burma Front during World War II while he was the medical officer of No.1 Squadron. He was mentioned in despatches for his commendable operational service. After Independence, till the integration of the medical services, he served as the Director of Medical Services at Air Headquarters and played a major part in shaping the medical service of the Air Force. He also served as Deputy Command and Dean of the under graduate wing of the Armed Forces Medical College, Poona. He attended Advance Aviation Medicine Course in USA in 1950-51. In 1957, he specialized in aviation medicine and was instrumental in setting up the School of Aviation Medicine at Bangalore. The reputation earned by this institution was due to the initiative, zeal, hard work and above all the high standard of professional ability of the officer.

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Reference : GoI19680126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMMadhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh1665 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
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Air Vice Marshal M.M. Shrinagesh was granted commission in the Medical Services of the Armed Forces in January 1941. He has rendered valuable service both as a Specialist in Aviation Medicine as well as an Administrator. He has vast experience in most of the branches of Medicines: he specialised in Aviation Medicine in 1957 from the USA. After holding various important appointments in the Medical Services of the Air Force, he was posted to Armed Forces Medical College as Deputy Commandant in March 1964. From June 1965 to June 1966, he served as Director of Medical Research in the office of the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services. Subsequently, he was appointed as Consultant in Aviation Medicine. In November 1966, he was appointed as Deputy Director Medical Services (Air) and subsequently held the appointment of Director Medical Services (Air) from August 1968 to March 1969. In both these assignments, he exhibited outstanding organising ability. In March 1969, he was posted as Commandant, Armed Forces Medical College. He is an Honorary Surgeon to the President of India.

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Reference : GoI19710126
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