Senior virologist Dr. Kalyan Banerjee passes away

Former director of the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Dr. Kalyan Banerjee (age 83) passed away on 15/04/2021 due to corona infection.

An internationally renowned expert in viral science, vaccination and communicable diseases, Dr. Banerjee had a reputation.

From 1988 to 1997, he was the Director of the National Institute of Virology, Pune.

Dr. Banerjee was originally from Kolkata. The origin and spread of the virus was part of their study.

The first genetic marker of the dengue virus in the mosquito group was Dr. Banerjee confirmed. He was the first to develop a vaccine against Kaysanur Forest Disease (KFD) in the tissue culture genre.

He had a comprehensive study of dengue, KFD and chikungunya as well as the Japanese encephalitis virus epidemic. An in-depth study of the spread of HIV infection in western India was also conducted by Dr. It was done by Banerjee.

He was interested in Tulsi Ramayana and Sanskrit.

Reference: E paper Loksatta

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