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Cancer Institute founder V Shanta passes away in Chennai, PM Modi pays tribute

Senior oncologist and chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Institute Dr V Shanta passed away in the early hours on Tuesday morning.

She was 93.

Last night, Dr V Shanta complained of chest pain and was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai.

Her body has been moved to the old Cancer Institute premises.

PM Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Dr V Shanta (93), senior oncologist and chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Institute, who passed away in the early hours on Tuesday morning.

Modi said Dr Shanta will be remembered for her outstanding efforts to ensure top-quality cancer care.

 

“Dr. V Shanta will be remembered for her outstanding efforts to ensure top-quality cancer care. The Cancer Institute at Adyar, Chennai is at the forefront of serving the poor and downtrodden. I recall my visit to the Institute in 2018. Saddened by Dr. V Shanta’s demise. Om Shanti,” Prime Minister tweeted.

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