Dr. Vallalarpuram Sennimalai Natarajan is a renowned Geriatric Physician, Educationist, Author and a Social Worker. He is recognized as the Father of Geriatric Medicine in India as he introduced and popularized this discipline in the country. Born on June 10, 1939, Dr. Natarajan received Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1965 and Masters degree in Medicine in 1968 from the University of Madras. He underwent training in Geriatric Medicine in the U.K. as early as 1974 and after four years of specialization he received MRCP (UK) degree and attained accreditation as a specialist in Geriatric Medicine from Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training, U.K. The Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh awarded its Fellowship to him as FRCP (Edin) in 1987.
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