ORTHOPAEDIC surgeon Kodali Prasad has been presented with a lifetime achievement award at the House of Lords.
He was presented with the prestigious honour by Baroness Sandip Verma, the UK Minister for Energy, on behalf of the NRI Welfare Society of India (pictured below).
The unique international award recognises Dr Prasad’s “exemplary contributions in the medical field,” including his ongoing work in Prince Charles Hospital, in Merthyr Tydfil.
Dr Prasad, who was born and educated in India, dedicated the award to the memory of his parents - Kodali Jagadamba and Kodali Venkateswara Rao - and thanked his family and colleagues for their support.
He added: “I very much appreciate the support, suggestions, encouragement and help from close personal and professional friends, colleagues and clinical, administrative and secretarial staff - at times it goes beyond the call of duty.
“It gives me great pleasure to be able to contribute to the positive image of Prince Charles Hospital and it is a great honour to play a small part in promoting the image of Wales, the UK and India.”
Dr Prasad has won numerous awards over the course of the last 18 months, travelling to India and Thailand to collect the honours. In his latest visit to India in October, he attended and took part in the 34th SICOT (Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie World Orthopaedic Congress.
One of the eight presentations he took to the conference was pre-selected as one of the best oral papers at the four-day event in Hyderabad.