HOPE TOT, 13 Sep 2015, Silchar, Barak Valley, Assam
Following is the text of Tribute given by Dr (Retd. Prof) Chandra Shekhar Das, Former Head of Dept. Pediatrics, Silchar Medical College, Silchar, Assam in presence of President IAP Assam Dr Garima Saikia & Secretary IAP Assam Dr Rashna D Hazarika
Dear Colleagues & friends;
I stand here today with a heavy heart to bid adieu to one of my good friends, Panna, who left us in an untimely manner.
Dr Panna Choudhury graduated from Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh in the year 1968. He was my classmate. He had a brilliant academic career. Three of us - myself, Dr Panna and Dr Manik Dutta, joined as Resident House Physicians in the department of Pediatrics, Assam Medical College in the year 1970 with Dr Prof Sankha Barua, the father of Pediatrics in Assam as our guide. It was more like a family than a department in a Medical college. Dr Panna passed his DCh in 1971 from Assam Medical College. Subsequently he moved to New Delhi to complete his MD in Pediatrics under Dr Satya Gupta at the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College. That he was a good student was reflected in the words of Dr Satya Gupta when she had visited us during our PG days at Assam Medical College. She expressed her gratitude to our Head Prof Sankha Barua that he had sent a real "Panna" (gem) to her as a student!!
The subsequent and well deserved rise of Panna in the academic circle at New Delhi and the rest of India and esp. IAP is known to all of us.
Cruel but inevitable death has snatched him from all of us. He was loved by everybody and will be deeply appreciated for the work that he did during his lifetime.
I have lost a great friend in Panna. He is left behind by his Microbiologist wife and two well placed daughters.
May his soul rest in peace!!
It was very sad to know about Dr Panna Choudhury sir. A thorough academician and gentle personality. I meet him many time during conferences. During workshop on Paper writing skill we had great interaction. We shared many joyous moment of our life. I never forget his interaction with me during table discussion.
Salute to great man.
I, on behalf of the Management of Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, would like to convey our heartfelt condolence on the sad demise of Dr. Panna Choudhury who was associated with this Institute as the Member of Evaluation Committee to select the best paper published in a year. His valuable contributions to our institute as a member of the Evaluation Committee will always be remembered by us all.
At this juncture, we pray to the Almighty to bestow strength to all family members, to bear this irreparable loss and grant eternal peace to the departed Soul.
May his Soul rest in peace!
I worked in JIPMER, Pondicherry as Senior Resident Pediatrics during 1981-82, for a few months in the unit in which Dr.Panna Choudary worked as Assistant Professor.
He was supporting and encouraging to raw and novice senior resident like me. His soft spoken nature made me comfortable. He thinks and deliberates before taking a decision and before differing with even a junior. A very good human being.
Every one knows his achievements and capabilities. He is one of the luminaries of IAP.
May his soul rest in peace and God Bless Him.
Have you ever met a person and walked away with the feeling
that you had a great conversation without having spoken a word? Sometimes
someone does not say anything and yet everything is said. Yes, I am talking
about our great pentacle of IAP Dr. Panna Chowdhury, who seemingly was laconic
but actually very expressive and effectuate. I had known him since long but
never closely. I even helped him during his presidential election. It was only
last year (2014) during my tenure as EBM CIAP, that I had the opportunity to
see him a tad closely. I remember having great memorable chat with him at
Mumbai Airport while waiting for the taxi to the hotel. He was not only a great
worker (probably workaholic), but also a great humanitarian and an astute
clinician. He had penchant for academic writing and remained associated with
Indian Pediatrics for long time in various capacities including the
Editor-in-chief. He was autodidact and believed in constructivism. His charming personality and demeanor can
never be forgotten.
His sudden departure from this world has created a deep void
and irreparable loss in the family, friends, Pediatrics, fraternity, IAP and
his patients. May God Almighty grant peace to his soul and the strength and
courage to the family to bear this great loss.RIP Panna Sir.
(EBM CIAP 2014)
WE LOST OUR RESPECTED FRIEND,PHILOSOPHER & GUIDE DR.PANNA CHAUDHRI .
HE WAS TRUE ACADEMICIAN,GOOD HUMAN BEING & THOROUGH GENTLEMAN,
HIS ABSENCE WILL NEVER REPLACE BY ANY ONE !
WE PRAY TO GOD BEHALF OF AOP-GUJARAT THAT HIS SOUL REST IN PIECE
OM SHANTI OM SHANTI
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Dr Panna Choudhury. He was a wonderful man and always ready to help others. His help and support to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, in taking forward the child health programes in India, will always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace.
I remember you too for your help & support for the All India medical UG & PG counseling of students.
May god give you strength during this difficult period.
MD; MSc Epidemiology & Health Planning (UK) , MIPHA
Retd Dy Commissioner,
Govt of India
Our hearts are with you in this very difficult time, Dear Monisha Dr. Panna Choudhary was out senior resident in Paediatrics and we often remember him with great fondness. Today, we find ourselves helpless in this great irreparable loss. He was someone with whom my friends Karuna, Neena, Seema and I had many moments of fun and learning’s.
You too have a very special place in our life-as a wonderful person. I know you since school, who too become a dedicated doctor and then married someone whom we all admired.
Whatever, I say to you dear Monisha is not enough-I can only surrender in prayers to the Lord to give you the strength to bear the loss. The prayer is the greatest and best offering we can make and our love for him and you----our bond.
I met Panna at an editorial board meeting of The Journal of Pediatrics in Boston. I immediately sensed his warmhearted definition of friendship and the importance of a good talk between distanced folks. He will surely be missed.
Dr. Choudhury was a good friend of The Journal of Pediatrics and has been on the Editorial Board since 2012. We were all impressed with his enthusiasm and dedication to The Journal. For example, he annually flew thousands upon thousands of miles for the sole purpose of attending our one-day Editorial Board meetings, only to turn around and travel back home, often the same day! His input and feedback greatly contributed to the productivity and success of our meetings. He will be greatly missed.
Dr. William (Bill) Balistreri (Editor) and Monica Helton (Managing Editor)
The Journal of Pediatrics
On a personal note (from Monica), I often had the pleasure of sitting at his table during pre-meeting dinners, and I always looked forward to and appreciated our conversations (see photo of Dr. Choudhury speaking and me listening intently).
A True IAPian!
We salute one of the great stalwarts of IAP - Dr. Panna Choudhury. He was a highly accomplished academician with a very high clinical acumen who gave a large part of his most productive life span in the service of Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
He made a very humble beginning in IAP by joining as an Ordinary Member in the year 1976 and gradually scaled the highest and most coveted post of becoming the President in the year 2009. A small glimpse of his journey in IAP is given below.
Dr. Panna Choudhury joined IAP as an Ordinary Member in the year 1976. He progressed to become a Life Member in the year 1986 subsequently followed by becoming a Fellow Member in the year 1993. He was an Executive Board Member in the years 1989, 1993, 1995 and 1996. He became the Vice President in the year 1998 and finally held the highest post of IAP President in the year 2009. He was also the Editor-in-chief for our publication Indian Pediatrics from the year 2002 to 2007 during which he ensured that the journal got the recognition it deserved and scaled much higher heights. He was also the Executive Director in the year 2013 and the President's Representative in the years 2014 as well as 2015. Dr. Panna also held the posts of Co-Chairperson (2007 and 2008), Chairman (2009 and 2011), Ex-officio member (2012) and Rapporteur (2013 and 2014) in IAP's Committee On Immunization. He was the Immediate past chairman of the NRP FGM Project module. He was a contributor in IAP Textbook of Pediatrics (3rd, 4th as well as 5th editions) and was also the Senior Editor for the 4th Edition. Dr. Panna was the National Advisor for the Child India Team and served as a Vice-Chairman for the Child Health Foundation for 3 consecutive years (2010-2013).
This shows his dedication and seriousness towards IAP. Not just IAP, he has many international accolades as well. He was an Advisor/Expert/Investigator for many organizations including WHO, UNICEF, INCLEN, Asia Pacific Pediatric Association, Emory University, ICMR, Journal of Pediatrics, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Government of India. He was also a certified Master Trainer for 'Helping Babies Breathe' course by American Academy of Pediatrics. He was visiting Faculty at John Hopkins School of Public Health, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and St. Mary's Hospital, London. In spite of having so many achievements under his belt, he was one of the most humble and down-to-earth person. He was always ready to help anybody who needed help with an ever smiling face.
Dr. Panna Choudhury - A name which has touched hearts in every small field that IAP has, a name that has given birth to quite a number of successful programs as well as ensured that the others scale greater heights during his tenure, a name which is UNFORGETTABLE and will always remain truly IMMORTAL, in our hearts!! IAP truly mourns losing one of its biggest assets and an amazing human being, and salutes the spirit of Dr. Panna Choudhury - A TRUE IAPian at heart!!
Dr. S. S. Kamath Dr. Pravin Mehta
President, IAP Hon. Sec. Gen., IAP
We, on behalf of the Department of Paediatrics, Assam Medical College and the Dibrugarh City Branch of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, extend our deepest condolences on the sudden demise of Dr. Panna Choudhury, who was an eminent clinician and academician of national repute. He was a source of strength and inspiration to many, and his pioneering work in the field of Paediatrics will go a long way in benefitting future generations. His departure is indeed a great loss for the Paediatric Community in the country.
We pray to the Almighty to give his bereaved family the strength and courage to cope with this difficult period of grief.
May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
It was very hard to believe that Dr P Choudhury is no more.
We were contemporary during MD Pediatrics 1972-1974; he was in maulana Azad & I was in LHMC, we used to have common teaching program.
I had met him last during my visit to Maulana Azad for inspection. We exchanged our old memories.
I just pray to God to give him eternal peace and give strength to his family members to bear this loss.
Dr Panna Choudhury endeared himself to others because of his gentle demeanour , artful speech and humble nature. His excellence in academics was reflected in his contribution primarily in his role as Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Pediatrics, and will be remembered for having our journal in a digital format. As a President he highlighted the importance of the Web as a tool for sharing of knowledge and we are grateful for the immense contributions he has made in educating us through his various textbooks and publications. The children of India will miss his presence as much as the pediatric fraternity. Rest in Peace, Panna da.
Very shocking and unbelievable.
Ever smiling, simple hearted ardent IAPian is no more with us.
May his soul rest in peace.
Dear Members of the family of Late Dr Panna Choudhury,
As his friends and contemporaries in Assam, we are saddened to hear about his sudden passing away on the 1st September, 2015. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Dear Dr Choudhury. RIP. I remember your quiet presence from my PG days.
Dear Choudhury family members,
In the sudden demise of our beloved Dr. Panna Choudhury, two families have lost a solid pillar of support and affection. The first jolt indeed comes to your family and only time can help all of you to bear this grief and desperation.
The larger loss has also come to a bigger family called IAP, which has lost an integral and vital unit called PANNAJI. Having served INDIAN PEDIATRICS in an Editorial capacity and thereafter served IAP as its glorious President, he had a unique flair and grace in his actions. He outclassed his contempararies by his mannerisms, soft-spokenness and his honesty.
Family Benefit Society, the new welfare wing of IAP, has also lost, for ever, its National Adviser and a pillar of moral support to this new noble initiative. We aspire to start a new set of Achievement Awards in FBS in the name of Dr. Pannaji, to keep his fond memories intact for ever.
May the Almighty bless the divine soul of Dr. Panna Choudhury and may it rest in eternal peace.
The sad demise of Dr. Panna Choudhury leaves behind a void for IAP and his numerous fellow IAPians. He would always be remembered for his undying commitment to the cause of IAP and Child Health and his ever pleasant countenance and attitude would be cherished for a long time to come. IAP has not only lost a
leader but a gentle and kind friend and a guide.too.
Met Dada last time during marriage of our Dr.Satvik at Gwalior -24 th 25 th July,never ever thought it will be our last meet.
Truly a soft spoken colleague and IAP president.
ane chale jate hai kahan"
God grant peace in heaven.
Respected Madam and Daughters,
I was associated with Sir for long time.We were in the same unit at MAMC. He was my teacher and senior colleague. I had attended cremation of sir parents few years back, when i was in MAMC.
so,it was very traumatic for me that day when i attended sir cremation. i pray to god to give your family members strength to bear the loss.
I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Dr Panna Choudhury. He was absolutely the best guide I ever had. I was fortunate to publish my first case report in Indian Pediatrics when he was Editor-in-Chief. I met him in 2009 at I. P. Hospital. New Delhi at IAP Writing workshop: a personality with focused passion to teach was matched only by his compassion for students. He was eminently fair, honest to the point of bluntness, and ever helpful to all who came in his way.
May Allah bless him and rest his soul in peace, as we mourn your loss Dr. Panna sir will always hold a special place in my heart. I offer my deep sympathies to his family members and all nears and dears to bear this loss.
My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the IAP family on this loss. He was a pillar of strength in the academic activities of IAP . We will miss his scholarly, professorial and yet down to earth words, advice and talks . I hope the academy and the journal will set up something to immortalize his place in our academy . May his soul rest in peace.
i am deeply saddened by the untimely demise of our beloved teacher, mentor and an excellent human benig.
Dr Panna was my teacher at Maulana Azad Medical college and from that very time we have enormous respected for him as a teacher.
He was soft spoken, Very intelligent and delivered his lectures in very simple fashion.
When i was state secretary of IAP Haryana, I invited him for the first IAPNRP TOT at Rohtak in 2011. He was the Father of NRP revolution in India.
Last year i shared the same seat on flight from Hyderabed in march 2014. During conversation in that flight, he gave me many tips about NRP which were not know to me even after conducting 100 NRP programs in my state.
Panna sir will always live in my memories and i shall always remain in debt for his teachings and guidance.
Its shocking to hear that Dr Panna Choudhary has left us so early for the heavenly abode. i have spent many close moments during conferrences and training sessions.he was a jovial & jubilant person and a dedicated IAP member among us.God give him peace and stength to his family to bear this loss.
Condolence Message ( Late Dr. Panna Choudhary)
has a final destination
We, all are slave of the same
Mercy: of super God Head.
So as, we all have lost a good soul, true dedicated IAPian- a good friend of mine. I express my deep condolence and share to all family member in this saddest moment.
It was shocking to learn about the demise of Dr Panna Choudhury . I had met him few times in Delhi and at conferences . He was a good paediatrician , a scholar and an honourable person . My heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family
Sudden demise of Dr Panna CHAUDHARY has created a academic vaccum in IAP. He will always be remembered as a good human being, able administrator, academician, and an editor of international repute. Physically he is no more with us but he will always remain alive in our hearts. I met him number of times but he was always very kind and a guiding force to us youngsters. We pray for the eternal peace for the departed noble soul .
Our heartfelt condolences to the family.
I am very sad to note that Dr. Panna Choudhary is no more with us physically. It is very hard to believe. Just last month I met him with his wife in a wedding at Gwalior and shared so many of our good experiences together in different spheres of IAP and NNF activities and even talked about some future activities!
He had been a very sincere,knowledgeable and dedicated worker in the multiple assignments with which he was involved over past two or three decades including those of IAP.He took our journal and IAP to higher standards and continued his academic pursuits till the end.
Kindly convey my personal condolences and prayers to his wife and the family members to bear this great loss. We pray the Almighty to rest the departed holy soul in peace.
Very sorry to know sad demise of our beloved friend.
It is a great loss to our Academy as he being the active member till last minute.
May God rest his soul in peace and give enough strength to the family members to bear the great loss.
Dear fellow IAP ians,
All I want to say about our humble crusader Dr Panna Choudhury is through this lovely hymn called 'Be Thou Humble'
Be thou humble in thy weakness, and the Lord thy God shall lead thee,
Shall lead thee by the hand and give thee answer to thy prayers.
Be thou humble in thy pleading, and the Lord thy God shall bless thee,
Shall bless thee with a sweet and calm assurance that he cares.
Be thou humble in thy calling, and the Lord thy God shall teach thee
To serve his children gladly with a pure and gentle love.
Be thou humble in thy longing, and the Lord thy God shall take thee,
Shall take thee home at last to ever dwell with him above.
May God bless his soul. IAP has to be eternally thankful for having such 'gentlemen' in its folds. Everyone associated with him, even for
couple of minutes, will remember him for his his kind, soft and gentle disposition. Those who have benefited from his thoughtful guidance
and help will miss him whenever they face a problem in future.
My sincere condolence to the bereaved family. May God rest his soul in peace. And family members the courage for the loss.
Dr. Chowdhury was a perfect gentleman besides his academic and leadership activities .May his departed soul rest in peace
Dr. Panna Choudhury was a doyen in the field of Pediatrics. Always smiling, calm and quiet, he had an inner strength which allowed him to take firm decisions, yet remain so unruffled in appearance. He was repository of knowledge and information. He remained a friend even to those who would disagree with him. The Academy, his friends and colleagues will miss him greatly.
I m sorry to learn about the sad demise of one of our senior faculty member.may his soul rest in peace.may God give his family the strength to bear the loss....
Dr Panna Choudhary is an academician with wider vision of IAP. I place on record the positive attitude on progress of science, when starting IAP chapter of Allergyand immunology chapter when we failed on 3 occasions getting clearance from central office I raised this issue with him he readily accepted it and assured to help to start the chapter and sure we started our allergy chapter in 2010 in Hyderabad .On behalf of our chapter and myself I pray God that my friends soul rest in peace and give courage to his family courage to face the calamity.
In these trying moments our hearts go out to the family, when we as professional colleagues feel the enormity of the loss it is not beyond us to realize how the family must be feeling.
We pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul and also for the strength to bear the irreparable loss
Dr.Panna choudary one of the best Academician at national and international level. Sincere, polite and co operative IAPian. He is close to so many pediatricians all over India. As a editor of IP he made so many changes. Unfortunately we IAPians lost best pediatrician. IAP lost one of its great worker. My heartful condolences to Dr.Panna Choudary.I pray to god to give strength and courage to his family members. His soul may rest in peace.
The Jharkhand IAP members collectively feel the deepest sorrow and sense of loss and firmly stand by the family of Late Dr Panna Choudhury.
We remember him as a keen teacher, an able researcher, an accomplished doctor, and a kindred soul. Above all, he was a thorough gentleman.
As the editor of Indian Pediatrics he lit a bright candle in the field of pediatric research in India. he has left an indelible mark.
As a teacher we fondly remember his many CME lectures, where he ignited the light of knowledge in many a heart.
He visited Jharkhand more than once, and many of our senior members had close friendship with him. We mourn his loss and yet, recollect the many guest lectures he delivered here. An extremely amiable person, he was ready to explain a difficult point even to his junior most colleague with immense patience.
Jharkhand IAP has lost a true friend and a great teacher.
Yet, we pledge to take forward the good work he had started.
It's difficult to accept that Dr Panna Chaudhary is no more with us. It's been a very untimely and sudden jolt to all of us and we have lost a hardcore IAPian, a noble soul.
I had the opportunity to work with him in different administrative capacities, as an EB member, then AAA but what brought us very close was during my tenure as the IAP Immunization Committee convener under his chairmanship. It was a great learning opportunity for me and I will treasure the rich pearls of editorial wisdom that I received from him. My tenure as the IAP President 2014 wouldn't have been complete without his guidance, especially whenever I ran into crisis. He had an unmatched capacity to maintain cool and think rationally even during difficult situations. He was a true friend
I pray for peace in heaven to his soul and may God give enough courage and strength to the family to bear with his physical absence from among all of us.
Long live Panna da.
Very sad to know the death of dear Panna.A very good academician .Worked as editor Indian pediatrics and elected IAP President.Most deserving.Always smiling and a loveable person.We will certainly miss him
It was shock out of blue! I could never imagine in my wildest dreams that Leukemia will take him away from us within a month of its diagnosis. Pannaji has proved the age old saying that God indeed needs finest of fine people in the heaven.
I have had very nostalgic memories with him, since I had privilege to work very closely with him for many yrs in IAP. He was the President of IAP and I was fortunate to be HSG during his presidency. As I known him,dr Pannaji was a rare breed of those human beings who are born once in centuries. He was a personifide combination of a simple,polite, sauve,affectionate,ever smiling,pleasing personality but equally brilliant with academic acumen and meticulous editing capabilities. In fact I tasted the power of presidency when I was HSG under him, since he vested all the powers of decisions and their executions with me but ofcourse under his supervision and consultation. He was not only friend,guide and boss to me but the Big Brother, who always corrected me very politely whenever I erred. He nurtured me in to an admin and mentored in making president out of me.
Though in his sixties,he was child at heart who use to live and enjoy life. It is difficult to believe that barely 3 months back he flew in to Mumbai to physically, he is very much with us- within all of us thru his sweet memories b'coz his soul is Immortal...
I know Dr. Panna Choudhury for the last 20 years .He was a good friend ,philosopher and adviser to me.He was one of the outstanding national president of I.A.P and started a number of novel programes during his presidentship. He is the godfather of NRP, a program for improving neonatal survival. He was one of the best editors of Indian Pediatrics. IAP has lost one of its illustrious sons and his loss is irreperable. Let us pray for his soul rest in peace.
Yes very sad and shocking untimely death
very good memories of working with him
we are shockd to learn that we will be missing you forever.
How ever your loveable nature,dedicated service to IAPand everlasting guidance to IP and your love and affection for me will remain evergreen in our memory.
May God give your famiy members enough strength to yr Family Membes to bear your sudden departure to the Heavenly Abode!
P erfection was thy name!
A dorable affection to colleagues was your trade mark!
N eutrality was thy grea tasset!
N ovel ides were inborn in you!
A ctive particiation in Public Private Partnership is a satnding example for all of us!
C reditable were your achivements!
H umiliy was your great virtue!
O utstanding Contribution to IP & IAP wereyour assets!
U nity is strength was your slogan!
D istinguished community servivce was always close to your Heart!
H umane was your approach to Problems in IAP!
U nique were your qualities as a true Humanbeing!
R are to have aperson like you in near future!
Y esterday you were with us physicaly and today and always in our everlasting Memories!
In deep grief and mourning .
This is a real loss of an ardent IAPian. May God bless his soul.
IAP should establish some award or oration in his memory. I suggest an award on his name for most cited article published in IP in past 3 years or something like this.
With heavy heart
Professor of Pediatrics,
Center for Adolescent Health,
Lady Hardinge Medical College,
Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, INDIA.
Research in Child Health Group
A Subspecialty Group of IAP
Adolescent Health Academy
A Subspecialty Chapter of IAP
the sudden demise of Dr Panna Chowdhary has come as a shock to one and all in IAP. Even the grassroot level Pediatrician has words of admiration only for him. a man of vision & who sought advocacy for children's welfare in all platforms, he will be remembered only with utmost reverence in years to come.
Pray his soul rest in peace.
May God give strength to the family members and IAP to bear the shock Let's pray to rest his soul in peace.
Dr Subramanya N K
I pray to Almighty God to provide strength to grieved family members to bear the losses and peace for the departed soul.
Thanks and regards.
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Goyal
MBBS, MD (Pediatrics), FIAP, PGD DN
IMA CWC Member 2015
President, IMA Haryana State Branch 2014-15
President, NNF Haryana State 2014
Chief Election Commissioner National IAP 2014
Org. Chairperson National Pedicon - 2012
Executive Board Member, National IAP -2012, 2015
President, IAP-Haryana State-2010
President, IMA, Gurgaon-2010-11
It is indeed very shocking news and IAP has lost a great grass root level leader. May God Bless the departed soul with eternal peace and place in heaven & give strength to his family to withstand this huge loss.
Dr. Digant D. Shastri
M.D. (Ped.), FIAP, PGDHHM
Chairman, IAP Infectious Diseases Fellowship Governing Council
Past Chairperson IAP Infectious Diseases chapter (2013)
Executive Board Member, Central IAP 2007 ,2008, 2010,2013
It is a shocking NEWS
MY heart felt condolences to the bereaved family and I pray the almighty to rest his soul in peace .
its really been a very shocking news and an irreparable loss to the IAP.
May God Bless him with eternal peace! RIP.
may God give strength to his family to withstand & overcome this huge loss.
Dr. Karunakara BP
Very much shocked to hear this sad news
I pray to almighty to give enough strength to the family to bear this irreparable loss.
Dr Ashok Rai
That was indeed a shock of high voltage for IAPians, never expected. IAP will be an unwilling loser due to his untimely demise.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Sorry & shocked to hear about sudden demise of our great Leader & excellent human being Dr.Panna Chaudhary.
May god give him peace and strength to his family to bear this irreparable loss.
This also a great loss to IAP. He was an asset and trouble shooter in IAP .During his tenure only Biggest child health program NRP of IAP too real shape and implemented.
MD, DCH, PGD-AP, PhD Scholar (FIAP, FCCP)
-Visiting Faculty Regional Health & FW Training Centre,Indore
-Organizing Secretary National NEOCON-2016
-MP State National Neonatology Forum President -2015-16.
-Organizing Secretary National PEDICON 2014.
-Joint Secretary National IAP 2013.
-Governing Council Member NNF India-2015.
-Central IAP Executive Board Member-2009 & 2012.
-National coordinator IAP action plan 2012 (Difficult Adolescents).
-National Resource Person IMA (Prevention & Treatment of Childhood Diarrhea)
-State Academic Coordinator IAP-NRP FGM and NSSK in MP.
Very saddened to hear about this sad news. Our sympathy goes the family, friends and close ones of the departed soul,
May God shower his blessing on his soul.
Oh so unfortunate very sorry. May his soul rest in peace.
Very sorry for the loss. My deepest sympathy and may his soul rest in peace.
This is a very sad news indeed, my sincere condoleances to his friends and family.
Please accept my sympathy. God grant him eternal rest in peace and grant his family strength to bear the loss.
Sad news indeed
All my condolences
That is very shocking! I am so sorry to hear this news. May his soul rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to his family and you.
Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers.
Ann McMikel | Vice President, Global Partnerships and Planning
American Cancer Society, Inc.
This is so shocking!
May the Almighty rest his soul in peace and may his family gets the strength to cope with this sudden loss.
I am so sad to hear this tragic news. Dr Choudry was a wonderful person, pediatrician, role model, teacher and leader. I am grateful that I had the chance to know him through the CHF workshops. My sincerest sympathy and condolences to his family.
Surely Dr. Choudry's kind spirit, wisdom, gentle soul, values, and energy will live on through his students, colleagues, patients and family.
My condolence to the grieved family. May the Departed soul Rest in Peace.
Dr Shyam Sidana
I am very much shocked to hear the news of sudden demise of our Big Brother Dr Panna Chawdhury of Delhi, Past President CIAP, Past Editor, Indian Pediatrics, Adviser, FBS-IAP, Vice Chairman, Child Health Foundation & Chairperson of many Committees.
We Expressed Heartfelt condolence to his grieved family.
It's not only a great loss to his family but also to our IAP, FBS & Child Health Foundation
Pay my floral tributes to his Soul & pray to Almighty for his departed Soul RIP.
Pannada, you will be remained with us all the time.
Dr Arup Roy. Vice Chairman( EZ) FBS-IAP & President, WBAP-2015.
Its really a very sad news. We will really miss him during all the immunization and child health related activities.
May his soul Rest in Piece.
With Warm Regards,
Dr. Sanket V Kulkarni
Integrated Disease Surveillance Project
National Center For Disease Control
it is indeed a great loss.
I met him during his admission at AIIMS and he still had his usual calm look and composture.
We will miss him.
Dr Panna Chowdhury was a great advocate of children's issues. He contributions to child health in India will be remembered always. RIP Dear Sir Panna.
IAP RAJASTHAN & JAIPUR offers HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES to the Family & Friends of Dr PANNA CHOUDHARY, a person par excellence, who had dedicated his life for the Children of India personally & thru INDIAN ACADEMY of PEDIATRICS.
Long Live Panna Sir !!!🙏
With warm regards,
It's very sad and shocking to hear that Senior Pediatrician Dr. Panna Choudhury is no more. It's a great loss to academy. My heartfelt condolences to the family. I pray almighty to rest his soul in peace and give strength & courage to his family members as well as all IAP members to bear this great loss.
Dr. Sandeep Kadam
Chief Coordinator 15-16
Senior Pediatrician, Thane
National Exec. Board Member, Indian Academy of Pediatrics(2005, 2013)
PP RC Thane North End(D 3140)
Past President, IAP, Thane
Past President, IMA, Thane
It is very shocking to know about sudden demise of our beloved Panna Sir. His tenure as IP Editor in chief was extraordinary. He will be remembered for a long time by all IAPians. I was lucky to have worked with him in 2010, 2013 EB. He was always a guiding force and impressed us all with his simplicity.
May his soul rest in peace.
Sudden Exit of Pannajee is a Severe Jolt to IAP !
He was so obsessed with IAP and IP that even in dreams he suffered from withdrawals !
I can quote one episode which Piyush Guptajee has told me in a jovial manner.
After relinquishing Office of IP , one day Pannajee arrived in to IP office in a very routine manner and started resuming of editorial job !Realising his obsession Piyush jee sought permission to relieve him for the day ! With burst of laughter Pannajee left the office ! Such was his degree of involvement !!
And one more important contribution of his was in the Turmoil of IAP recently.
His critical advice to the Custodians of CIAP has made all the difference to bail out CIAP out of Constitutional Crisis !
I have very fond memories of him during my debut and he being President in 2009 & later OB member last year !
It's difficult to come to terms.
I remember him as a quiet , effective presence in EB 2013 and 2014 in different capacities
A smiling serious person
May his soul rest in peace
It is a shocking news. We lost our great friend, a true academician & true IAPian. May his soul rest in peace.
It is bolt from blue to know about sudden demise of our beloved past president Panna Choudhary sb, affectionately known as 'PANNA'. He was indeed
He has contributed immensely for IAP as trendsetter editor of Indian Paediatrics and later on as IAP PRESIDENT 2009 , having mass appeal.
His contributions as advisor and helping hand to several IAP Presidents & IAP will be remembered in coming years individually & collectively.
Such humble persons rarely come on earth & after finishing their mission of life, go backs to God's home, their final destination.
This reminds me a old sentimental song....
" kabhi kabhi is duniya Mein yaaro, eise fariste bhee aaye Hein!
Sabhi ko dekar sab kuch apnaa Khali hat chale jaate hain".
We all are very said.
We pray to God to keep our beloved Panna Choudhary' soul with him in peace.
We will be remembering Pannaji in coming years also.
We are going to request central IAP to start some lecture and programme in memory of legendary IAP'en Panna Choudhary SIR
Dr Panna Choudhury, a very active advocate of the immunization programme and vaccines and child health as a whole.
He will be sorely missed.
It has come as a shock to me. Just a few days back we were together in causality assessment meet of AEFIs. He was so active that I could not think of his demise so soon. He was a very good academician and advocate of immunization.
His loss is a personal loss to me as we have worked together for a long time.
Very sad news.
A great loss to entire public health and child care brotherhood.
What we are likely to miss is his remarkable resilience in reviving and maintaining the academic standard and quality of IAP journal - "Indian Pediatrics " during his editorial tenure.
We would remember you as a friend and leader, Dr Panna!
The grace and dignity of your simplicity would always inspire us.
Very sorry to hear this . He was great supporter of immunisation and good friend .he was seen in all forums of immunisation .may God rest his soul in piece. We all will miss him
Sad to hear this . May Almighty rest his soul in piece. We all will miss him
We are all shocked by the sudden demise of your dad and a great soul,Dr Pannaji
We join you in your sorrow in this hour of grief
Let God almighty give courage to your family to overcome the inevitable
we are shocked to know about demise of our leader,friend ,philospher and guide,a true iapian .we pray from almighty to place his noble soul near him in heaven and to provide strength to the family to bear this irreparable loss.I on my personal behalf and on behalf of all members of iap kurukshetra send our heart felt sorrow and condolence.
Dr Rakesh bhardwaj
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
May his soul rest in peace
It's Difficult to digest the fact of his departure from this World !
A great source of inspiration for the Generations to Come !
Dr. Neeli Ramchander
Ex Vice President of National IAP 2014
Dear Dr Panna
You were a real Panna of the Pediatric fraternity
May god be with u always
For the family our heartfelt condolences in this grief
On behalf of the GAVI Civil Society Constituency, I would like to pay homage to Dr. Panna Choudhury who had just joined us. We were looking forward to his sage advice when he was taken from us. I had met Dr. Panna on just a few occasions but even then he came across as a very scholarly person, never reacting to issues very hurriedly or speaking loudly. He would listen, think and then give his opinion. These days this is a forgotten virtue. I wish we had the benefit of his expertise. May his soul rest in peace and our condolences to his family.
The news of untimely and sudden demise of Dr. Panna Choudhury, our National Advisor, has shocked us at Family Benefit Society, Indian Academy of Paediatrics, and it is very sad to know that he is no more with us. On behalf of the Chairman and Managing Committee of "Family Benefit Society" - Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Hyderabad, we express our deep condolence and grief to the family members and pray to God to give Dr. Panna Choudhury's family members strength to cope with this irreplaceable loss. He was very active advisor to FBS-IAP attending most of its meetings. We will miss his 'wise suggestions' in this first welfare society of IAP members from all over the country. May his soul rest in peace.
As an informal note, I would like to say that he was a good friend of The Journal of Pediatrics and has been on the Editorial Board since 2012. We were all impressed with his enthusiasm and dedication to The Journal. For example, he annually flew thousands upon thousands of miles for the sole purpose of attending our one-day Editorial Board meetings, only to turn around and travel back home, often the same day! His input and feedback greatly contributed to the productivity and success of our meetings. On a personal note, I often had the pleasure of sitting at his table during pre-meeting dinners, and I always looked forward to and appreciated our conversations.He will be greatly missed.
nice to know a person like Dr. Panna sir