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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81

Indian Institute of Immunohematology, Mumbai, India

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Iyer Y S. Obituary. Asian J Transfus Sci 2007;1:81

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S. S. Badekere

Mumbai, India

It was a sad and unfortunate end to a humble scientist who was instrumental in discovering In' blood group in 1972. This blood group having a 3% frequency among Asians has a far-reaching implication in transfusion medicine. Dr. S. S. Badakere made his beginning with the BGRC as a technician in the late sixties. He rose to the position of Deputy Director in the same Institute (now called as Institute of Immunohematology, a Govt. of India organization). He was a student of late Dr. H.M. Bhatia who was the main architect in the discovery of Bombay Blood Group.

Dr. S. S. Badakere fondly called as Suresh by his colleagues was born on 13 th May, 1944. After his graduation in science from University of Mumbai he joined Blood Group Reference Center. He was an expert in solving transfusion-related problems. During the later part of his career from 1979 onwards, he developed a keen interest in the pathophysiology of Autoimmune Disorders. This egged him to develop a department for which he visited Dr. Holborow's lab in UK to learn the finer points. On returning, he succeeded in his endeavor of establishing a full-fledged autoimmune lab, which today caters to patients suffering from SLE, RA and other related disorders for evaluating ssDNA, ds DNA etc. He has nearly 150 publications to his credit.

He retired from active service in the year 2004 and was devoting much time in offering services to humanity and was attached to a selfless mission. His health took a sudden dip and took a turn for the worse and he breathed his last on 1 l th October, 2006. His close colleagues and we in the Transfusion Service join together to pay our homage and tribute to Dr. Suresh S. Badakere.

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Indian Institute of Immunohematology, Mumbai
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