Mohandas had his primary and secondary schooling in Kerala, India, and MBBS in the Utkal University, Orissa, India in 1962. After completing his service in Taiping and Kampar, he had a burgeoning interest in orthopaedics.

As fate would have it and with his wife’s prodding, they had heard of Dr Roy Selby who was part of CARE-MEDICO. Dr Selby had been brought in by the government to start neurosurgery service in the country.

After much intensive training in the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital and passing the USMLE exams in Singapore, Mohandas was accepted into the training program of the University of Minnesota Medical Centre in Minneapolis. Thus began the five and a half years in a formalised training which encompassed medicolegal training in those days (1966 to 1971). In his tenure there he had published about brain death along with Dr Shelley Chou which was quoted by the textbook on coma by Plum and Posner

Consequently on his return in 1971, he served as a consultant in the Department of Neurosurgery, Kuala Lumpur General Hospital for the next 10 years and in 1981, pioneered into the then unknown world of private practise neurosurgery.

During this time he was a honorary consultant to University Hospital (University Malaya Medical Centre) as well as being a part time lecturer there.

He passed away at the age of 55 on January 31st 1993

He is survived by his wife Padmini and three sons Sudeep, Praveen, Anil and their respective families

The Mohandas Educational Trust Fund along with the Mohandas Memorial Lecture was born with an aim to promote research, discussion and publication in neurosciences.

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