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physician

Kotha Kanthimathy Panikkar, Malaysian physician. Recipient Ahli Mangku Negara, King of Malaysia, 1977, Pingat Jasa Kebaktian, Sultan of Kedah, 1977, Bintang Kebaktian Masyarakat, Sultan of Kedah, 1985.

Background

Panikkar, Kotha Kanthimathy was born on January 4, 1931 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia. Daughter of K.N. Govinda and J. Chellamma (Pillai) Pillai.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Adelaide School Medicine, 1958. Student, John's Hopkins University, 1977. Diploma in reproductive medicine, John's Hopkins University, 1985.

Diploma in psycho-sexual medicine, University London, 1986.

Career

Houseman Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1959-1960. Medical officer Ministry of Health, Malaysia, 1960-1961. With Ministry of Defense, Taiping, Malaysia, 1961-1966.

General practice medicine Kedah Clinic, Alor Star, West Malaysia, since 1966. Medical consultant International Women's Health Coalition, New York City, since 1980, also member faculty, since 1985.

Membership

Board directors St. Nicholas Convent, Alor Star, since 1974, Sekolah Menengah Sultanah Asma, Alor Star, since 1975. Served with Malaysian Medical Corps., 1961-1966. Member International Medical Women's Association, Kedah Family Planning Association (chairman since 1973), Malaysian Medical Association, Federation Family Planning Associations Malaysia, General Practitioners Association (vice chairman), Sultan Abdur Hamid Old Collegians' Association Clubs: Royal Kedah, Penang.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Badminton, cooking, knitting, embroidery, dance.

Connections

Married Radhakrishnan Narayana Panikkar, July 1, 1960. Children: Krishna Kumar, Apsara.

father:
K.N. Govinda Pillai

mother:
J. Chellamma (Pillai) Pillai

spouse:
Radhakrishnan Narayana Panikkar

child:
Krishna Kumar Panikkar

child:
Apsara Panikkar