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Dr R Ravi Kannan, a surgical oncologist from Assam, has been honoured with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2023.
He received this prestigious award for his remarkable contributions to transforming cancer treatment in Assam, particularly through programs that prioritize the welfare of the people and those with limited means.
Kannan left his practice in Chennai and moved to Assam with his family in 2007 to provide basic healthcare facilities to the people of Barak Valley through Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Silchar.
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About Ramon Magsaysay Award
It was established in 1957 and is Asia’s prestigious honor named after Ramon Magsaysay, the Philippines’ third president.
- It celebrates individuals and organizations in Asia who excel in their fields and contribute generously to others without seeking public recognition.
- Initially, awards were given in five categories, but since 2009, the foundation has selected awardees for Emergent Leadership. Recipients receive a certificate, a medallion featuring Ramon Magsaysay, and a cash prize.
- This award is often referred to as Asia’s Nobel Prize counterpart, recognizing outstanding contributions across diverse domains.