Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi

Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi
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Trivedi in 2015
Born(1932-08-31)31 August 1932
Died2 October 2019(2019-10-02) (aged 87)
OccupationNephrologist, immunologist, transplant surgeon, stem cell researcher
Spouse(s)Sunita Trivedi
Parent(s)Laxmishanker Trivedi
AwardsPadma Shri (2015)

Hargovind Laxmishanker "H. L." Trivedi (31 August 1932 – 2 October 2019) was an Indian nephrologist, immunologist, transplant surgeon and stem cell researcher.

He was a pioneer of transplantation medicine in India and a founding director of the Kidney Hospital in Ahmedabad. He and his team performed more than 5200 kidney transplantations. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2015.

Early life

Trivedi was born on 31 August 1932 in the village of Charadva near Halvad (now in Morbi district, Gujarat).[1][2] His father Laxmishankar Trivedi was a teacher.[3] He completed his primary education from Lunsar village near Wankaner in.[1] He studied pre-medical at the Faculty of Science, Dharamsinhji College, Rajkot from 1951 to 1953 and then an MBBS degree at the B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad from 1953 to 1963.[1][2]

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