Inspiring people in Neurosciences: Prof. Noshir Wadia

3 Jul 2021 13:00 to 14:30


WFN-IAN Webinar Series

Prof. Bhim Sen Singhal talks about Prof. Noshir Wadia

Noshir Hormusji Wadia (known to his friends and family as ‘Prof’ or as ‘NHW’ to his students) was undoubtedly the founding father of Indian neurology. 

After obtaining his membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1952 he was appointed as a resident medical officer at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Maida Vale, where he worked for Sir Russell Brain; the young Wadia’s enthusiasm for the subject, hard work and pleasant personality made such a good impression that the following year he was appointed as a registrar to Sir Russell at the London Hospital.

In 1957, after receiving training in the British method of neurology, he returned to India, where he was immediately appointed as the first ever honorary neurologist to the JJ Hospital and Grant Medical College in Bombay with a mandate to establish and develop the first neurology department in India.

He was also deeply involved in world neurology and from the foundation of the World Federation of Neurology served on several of its committees and research groups, finally being elected as vice president. He received numerous national and international awards. Amongst them was the coveted Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, which he received in 2012.



Time of the program

Please note Universal Time Coordinated is 5 hours and 30 minutes behind of India Standard Time

6.30 to 8.30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST)
1.00 to 2.30 PM UTC – coordinated universal time / British Time/ GMT
2.00 to 3.30 PM Central European Time
8.00 to 9.30 AM Eastern Standard Time