Remembering Dr. Palpu on his 71st death anniversary


He gained attention of the world for his health care works during the time of Plague and Small Pox. Monday marks the 71st death anniversary of Dr. Palpu.

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Sasikumari seen beside the desk
and chair used by Palpu

The world is in the middle of fighting a pandemic. Our lives revolve around the hope of a vaccine. We have reformist leaders who fought against pandemics even when science was not as developed as it is today.

Dr. Palpu is at the forefront of this. He gained attention of the world for his healthcare works during the time of Plague and Small Pox. Monday marks the 71st death anniversary of Dr. Palpu.

Palpu’s grandchild Sasikumari remembers that her grandfather dreamed of a time when everyone lived without any caste or religious differences. “He passed away when I was studying in class 10. He used to always say that all humans are the same” she stated.

Dr. Palpu was born in Thiruvananthapuram in 1863 and is a social reformer and a bacteriologist. He was also an expert in serum therapy and tropical medicine. Dr. Palpu was a Vaccine institute fellow and was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health.

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