World’s first two test-tube babies to join hands to seek recognition for IVF pioneer – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: Come October and the world’s first two test-tube babies — Louise Brown from London and Durga from Mumbai — will be sharing the dais for a noble cause in Kolkata. The two women, born 67 days apart in 1978, will be part of a campaign to seek a befitting posthumous honour (Bharat Ratna or Padma Bibhushan) for IVF pioneer Subhash Mukhopadhyay. It will be Brown’s maiden India visit and the first time she sees Kanupriya Agarwal alias Durga. But the historic occasion would assume greater significance as the two…

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Test tube baby pioneer gets state recognition 4 decades after death – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: Forty years after his death, the pioneer of test tube baby, Subhash Mukhopadhay, finally gets recognition from the state. The Mamata Banerjee government issued an order on Friday to name the NRS Boys Hostel after this ex-teacher of physiology, install his bust on the campus and preserve the room used by him. On June 19, 1981, the architect of the world’s second and India’s first test tube baby had ended his life in his Southern Avenue flat. Mukhopadhyay’s life (or death) inspired filmmaker Tapan Sinha to make “Ek Doctor…

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