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Vijyarangam Senthilkumar Shanmugam

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4883 (Published 26 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4883
  1. Damian Wren,
  2. Camilla Blain,
  3. Niranjanan Nirmalananthan,
  4. Anthony Pereira

Vijyarangam Senthilkumar Shanmugam (“Kumar”) was an incredible, brave, and sincere doctor. He completed his medical training in 2000, graduating from Madurai Medical College in India. On the eve of his final practical MBBS examination, he was riding his “bullet” motorbike to pay a visit to the temple in Madurai. On the way, he was forced to swerve to avoid some boys playing a ball game, one of whom ran out into the road. He crashed, breaking his forearm. He abandoned the motorbike and returned to his digs, where he attempted to reset his arm by himself. Eventually, his friends persuaded him …

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