Mangalore, June 12:Dr. Kailkere Mohandas Bhandary passed away this morning at his residence at Alake-Padil, Mangalore. He was aged 64 years. Funeral is expected to be performed after the arrival of his son from United Kingdom tomorrow morning around noon.
A renowned family doctor with a career spanning about four decades, he was the Founder President of Family Doctors Association (R), Mangalore and had also served as the president of IMA Mangalore Branch. During his term as IMA president in 2010, he had hosted IMA Medicon state level conference in the city.
Dr. Bhandary, has presently been a member of national level Central Working Committee (CWC) of Indian Medical Association (IMA), vice president of Karnataka state IMA and a member of the Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) representing Non Teachers Constituency.
Born on 1st February 1949 at Kundapur, Dr. Kailkere Mohandas Bhandary studied his MBBS at Mysore Medical College. He started his career establishing Bhandary Clinic & Nursing Home at Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, which he ran from 1974 -’78. Later he shifted to Mangalore to set up Bhandary Clinic & Clinical Lab at City Market Shopping Complex at Market Road.
He also ran Bhandary Education Trust (R), Mangalore which operated three ambulances on ‘No Profit – No Loss’ basis and was the recipient of Doctors Day Award 2008-2009. He was the author of nationally recognized ‘Arivu Arogya Keri Vaasthavya’ Programme of IMA and was recognized as the best IMA President at National Level for the year 2009-2010 and honoured at Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Furthermore, he has also proved himself to be a good community leader having associated with various causes spanning the fields of sports, education, social, religious, political, literary, cultural and developmental issues.
He was District Vice President, Dakshina Kannada Cricket Association (DKCA) & Chairman, Cricket Stadium Committee; Founder President Tulu Aisiri (R), Mangalore, an organization dedicated to Tulu language and culture; Working Committee Member of BJP National Medical Wing and Past President of Rotary Club of Gundlupet and Rotary Club Mangalore Central, where he was Chairman for Free Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery for the year 2010-2011in RI District 3180.
In the last few years he strived to bring his medical college class mates together by serving as Chairman of Mysore Medical College Reunion of 1967 Batch and hosted International Alumni Conferences at Bangalore in December 2010 and at Dubai in March 2012.
He was District Vice Chairman of Indian Red Cross during 2010-2013 and conducted more than 50 free Medical Camps in the districts of Mysore, Chamarajnagar, Hassan, Mercara, Shimoga, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi benefitting over one lakh people.
Dr. Bhandary is survived by his wife Lalitha; three sons, Dr. Nithish M. Bhandary, Associate Professor of Medicine, AJMIDS and Secretary of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Mangalore Branch; Dr. Nishan M. Bhandary, MRCP, Consultant Psychiatrist, UK and Nischith M. Bhandary, BE, Team Leader at Accenture, Bangalore and a granddaughter, Sana.
BRIEF PROFILE: Dr. Kailkere Mohandas Bhandary is an eminent family physician of Mangalore, with a career spanning about four decades. Well known for being a committed professional, he has also dedicated himself for the advancement of his profession by actively involving in various bodies including Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) in leadership positions.
Furthermore, he has also proved himself to be a good community leader having associated with various causes spanning the fields of sports, education, social, religious, political, literary, cultural and developmental issues. A forthright individual, his leadership in all these activities has been marked by clarity of thought, insightful perspective, deep wisdom and remarkable communication and leadership skills.
He is much sought after for his leadership qualities which has resulted in worthy contributions to society and he is an asset to the community at large.
PERSONAL DATA: Date of Birth: 1st February 1949. Qualification: MBBS (Mysore Medical College). Family: Happily married to Smt. Lalitha and is the proud father of three sons, Dr. Nithish M. Bhandary, Associate Professor of Medicine, AJMIDS; Dr. Nishan M.