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Dr Govindappa Venkataswamy's 100th birth anniversary: Google Doodle celebrates Eminent Ophthalmologist

The Google Doodle celebrated the centenary of very popular 'Opthalmologist'DrGovindappa Venkataswamy(1 October 1918 - 7 July 2006), popularly known as ‘Dr V’ among his patients, who flocked to the 'Aravind Eye Hospital' that he founded in Madurai, India. The largest provider of 'eye care' in the world. Venkataswamy, performed over 1,00,000 successful eye surgeries. In 1973, Venkataswamy received the Padmashree award. The Google doodle, visible in several countries, for instance, India, Australia, and New Zealand, features a mirrored landscape blurred on one side and clear on the other with a caricature of 'Dr. V' in the middle.
Born on this day in 1918 in Vadamalapuram (Awards: Padma Shri), Tamil Nadu, he was permanently crippled by rheumatoid arthritis. However, despite his own health issues, nothing could stop him from what he wanted to be. Over his lifetime, he built a wide network of partnerships with institutions in India and abroad that continue t…