P. Namperumalsamy

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Perumalsamy Namperumalsamy is an Indian ophthalmologist who specializes in diabetic retinopathy. He is also a retina-vitreous expert. Namperumalsamy is currently the chairman Emeritus of Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai.[1] He is known for bringing assembly-line efficiency to eye surgery. In 2010, TIME magazine named Namperumalsamy one of the 100 most influential people in the world.[2]

Under the chairmanship of Namperumalsamy, Aravind Eye Hospital, received the 2010 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, which is awarded annually to an organization that does extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering.[1][3]


A postgraduate fellow of the University of Illinois, Chicago, Namperumalsamy started the India's first Low Vision Aid Centre at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai in 1971. He is currently the chairman of Aravind Eye Hospital.

Namperumalsamy, an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,[4] is a recipient of Padma Shri Award from the Government of India.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Aravind Eye Care Wins World's Largest Humanitarian Prize". indiawest.com. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "P. Namperumalsamy - The 2010 TIME 100 - TIME". Time. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Indian eye care group wins top world aid prize". Reuters. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "List of Fellows - NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Padma Shri Awardees". india.gov.in. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 

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