Sharad Panday (1934-2004) was an Indian heart surgeon who was one of the surgeons who carried out the nation’s first heart transplant at the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in Mumbai in 1968. He was a pioneer of bloodless open-heart surgery in India. On 8 November 2004, Sharad Panday passed away at his home in Mumbai.
Sharad Panday was born on Monday, 22 October 1934 (age 70 years; at the time of death) in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India). Her zodiac sign was Libra. He did his schooling at Don Bosco High School in Matunga, Mumbai. He pursued MBBS at Grant Government Medical College in Mumbai. Later, he pursued a Master of Surgery in Canada. He received a fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. In 1969, Sharad Panday was awarded the Ontario Heart Foundation fellowship.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family & Caste
He belonged to a Brahmin family.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents & siblings.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name was Snehlata Panday. Snehlata Panday was a physician who died on 10 July 2021 in Mumbai due to a prolonged illness. The couple has two sons, Chunky Panday and Chikki Panday. Sharad’s son Chunky Panday is a veteran Indian actor and businessman, who has mainly worked in Hindi and Bangladeshi films. Chikki Panday is an Indian businessman who co-founded the Akshara Foundation of Arts & Learning, a non-profit organization that supports the education of underprivileged children. Chikki is a member of the Steel Consumers’ Council as well as the Telephone Advisory Committees of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of India.
Sharad’s son Chikki Panday got married to Deanne Panday, a wellness coach and author, in 1994.
Sharad’s son Chunky Panday got married to the Indian costume designer Bhavana Pandey on 17 January 1998 after dating her for almost ten years.
Ananya Panday (actress), Rysa Panday, Alanna Panday (social media influencer), and Ahaan Panday (actor and model) are Sharad’s grandchildren.
After completing his masters in Canada, Sharad Panday came back to India and was appointed as the chief of the second unit at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (KEM) in Mumbai. He performed a number of open-heart surgeries, which was at a budding stage, in the early 1980s. In 1986, Dr Sharad Panday removed a large tumour from a patient’s left ventricle in an unusual heart operation at the Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital in Bombay. Due to the difficulty of operating on tumours in that part of the heart, this was the first procedure of its kind to be performed in India.
Panday was known for his inventiveness and for doing surgery while wading through knee-deep water. He would take a 0.5-inch (13 mm) tubing and connect it to the garden tap if the hospital’s water supply went out so that everyone could get ready for operations. The Panday shunt, a surgical technique used to replace the mitral valve, was created by Panday as a result of his need to improvise and adapt.
Dr. Sharad Panday’s Publications
Dr. Panday has co-authored papers several papers including:
- Clinical and diagnostic features of pulmonary valve endocarditis in the setting of congenital cardiac malformations, published in the International Journal of Cardiology.
- Uncommon presentation of choroid plexus papilloma in an infant.
- Supranational haemangioblastoma without von Hippel–Lindau syndrome in an adult: A rare tumour with a review of the literature.
- Cerebral intraventricular echinococcosis in lateral occipital extradural hematoma in a child.
- Spinal intradural extramedullary mature cystic teratoma in an adult: A rare tumour with a review of the literature.
- High incidence of neural tube defects in the Northern part of India.
- A Prospective Randomized Study Comparing Non-absorb-able Polypropylene’ Delayed Absorbable Polyglactin 910 Suture Material in Mass Closure of Vertical Laparotomy Wounds and Bilateral Mirror Image Cervical Neurosurgical in an Adult with Neurotransmitters Type 1.
- Dorsal spinal epidural psammomatous meningioma in an adult male.
- Acquired dorsal intraspinal epidermoid cyst in an adult female.
- Supratentorial haemangioblastoma without von Hippel–Lindau syndrome in an adult: A rare tumour with a review of the literature.
- Open-heart surgery, A study of 100 clinical cases, which covered 180 open-heart surgeries from January 1970 to June 1973.
On 8 November 2004, Sharad Panday passed away at his home, which is situated on the outskirts of Mumbai.
- Panday was elected to serve as the first president of the Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons Society on 15 June 1991.
- After Sharad Panday’s demise, a junction was named after him between St. Andrews Road and St Dominic Road in the suburb of Bandra in Mumbai.
- Dr. Sharad Panday met many notable people including Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and Mother Teresa.