The genius Dr. Subhash Mukherjee Wikimedia Commons
Dr. Subhash on his death bed edtimes.in
“We decided not to start a family as he (Subhash) wanted to complete his research. He was a very emotional person and dedicated himself to his work. But he never got any support either from the government or from his peers,”
Dr. TC Anand Kumar, second doctor in India to create baby via IVF issrf.org
Dr. Mukhopadhyay had presented his findings at the International Congress on Hormonal Steroids at New Delhi in 1978; at the Indian Science Congress at Hyderabad in 1979; and had published a paper in the Indian Journal of Cryogenics in 1978. He had even submitted a report, Transfer of In Vitro Fertilized Frozen-thawed Human Embryo, to the West Bengal government.
The West Bengal government kept saying that he hadn’t (had) sufficient documentation. What else did they want?
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The committee that condemned Dr Mukherjee’s procedure reportedly comprised a gynecologist, a psychologist, a physicist and a neurologist—none of whom had any knowledge of modern reproductive technology. He couldn’t handle the politics. He was a scientist, not a lawyer.
Ms. Durga, first test tube baby of Asia edtimes.in
“I certainly do not want to be a poster girl of the IVF industry, which undermined Dr Mukhopadhyay’s achievement for 30 years, I am not a trophy but I am proud to be the living example of work of a genius.”