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Air Marshal Gyanendra Nath Kunzru

Service No & Branch 4167 MED MS-05441|MR-00600
Date of Birth: 24 May 1927 Commissioned: 01 Nov 1951 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1987 Superannuated Died on 19 Mar 2009 (82 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Nov 1951Flt Lt : 01 Nov 1952Sqn Ldr : 01 Nov 1959Wg Cdr : 01 May 1968
Acting Gp Capt : 30 Dec 1976Gp Capt : 09 Jun 1975Acting Air Cmde : 20 May 1981Air Cmde : 17 Jun 1980
Acting AVM : 14 Oct 1984AVM : 01 Aug 1984Acting Air Marshal : 01 Apr 1986Air Marshal : 01 Mar 1986
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

05 Nov 1979 - 18 Apr 1981Gp Capt5 Air Force HospitalJorhat Commanding Officer
01 Sep 1981 - 07 Oct 1984Air CmdeAir Force Central Medical EstablishmentDelhi Air Officer Commanding
01 Oct 1986 - 31 May 1987Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General Medical Services (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeGyanendra Nath Kunzru4167 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Air Commodore Gyanendra Nath Kunzru (4167) Medical was commissioned on 01 November 1951 and has been serving with the Air Force ever since. After having served as Medical Officer in various Squadrons, he attended Advance Course in Pathology and qualified for the MD degree in Pathology. He was elected a Fellow of Aero Medical Society of India and is currently a Professor and Post Graduate Examiner of the Bangalore University.

In 1960, Air Cmde Kunzru was selected for deputation to the UK for Specialised Training in Aviation Accident Pathology. Subsequently, he was instrumental in setting up the Department of Accident Pathology at Institute of Aviation Medicine. With the setting up of this Department, it has been possible to investigate all air accidents, both civil and military on scientific basis. He has carried out several research projects which have a direct bearing on aircrew performance and flight safety.

During his tenure as Officer Commanding, Air Force Hospital, Johrat, Air Cmde Kunzru displayed exemplary qualities of leadership, planning and organization. He introduced many innovations and organized Patient Care, which acclaimed high praise from all the peripheral units dependent on the Hospital.

In 1981 Air Cmde Kunzru was specially selected to hold the coveted appointment of the President of Air Force Central Medical Establishment in New Delhi. In this appointment, he not only brought about medical changes, to enhance the functional efficiency, but also devised new system of maintenance and up­dating of medical documents at Central Medical Establishment. He has been instrumental in setting up the latest investigative facilities for evaluation of aircrew with borderline cardio vascular disability. He has formulated many research projects, which will of great help in evaluation of aircrew and has contributed significantly to the delineation of the protocol for evaluation of the cosmonaut.

Air Cmde Kunzru has been an all round sportsman. He has represented Air Force Teams in Cricket, Tennis, Squash and Golf. He has also served in the Services Team for National Championship in Cricket and Tennis.

Air Commodore Gyanendra Nath Kunzru has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit : AFCME
Reference : GoI19850126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalGyanendra Nath Kunzru4167 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Air Marshal Gyanendra Nath Kunzru, joined service on 1 November 1951 and qualified as a Specialist in Pathology in 1957. He obtained MD in 1965.

In November, 1979 he was posted as Commanding Officer of a Air Force Hospital in the Eastern Sector. By his dynamism, and leadership qualities he improved the standard of medicare and overall state of hospital.

After taking over as addl DGAFMS, he set himself to the task of reorganisation of the Office of DGAFMS. The implementation of the recommendations made by him will bring long term improvement in functional efficiency of the office of the DGAFMS. He has been an allround sportsman representing State teams in National Championships in three different games viz. Cricket, Tennis and Table-Tennis.

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Reference : GoI19870126
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