Brief history of Dr N.N. Murali

Dr. N. N. Murali was born at Kottarakara, Kollam District, Kerala in 1952 as the second son of Late Sri. N. S. Narayanan Potty & Smt. Droupadi Antharjanam. After securing MBBS degree from T. D. Medical College, Alappuzha in 1975, he completed MS (General Surgery) from Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum in 1980 and DipNB from All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi in the year 1983.

With a noble saga of humanitarian services, he joined Kerala Health Services Department as an Assistant Surgeon (Additional Insurance Medical Officer) in 1979 at ESI Hospital, Ezhukone, Kollam District. There he started his career as a surgeon with very minimal hospital facilities.

Within years he established as poor men's "Potty Doctor" because of his yeoman services to the locality. He has to his credit 29 years of glorious service in the department. He retired as the Deputy Director of Health Services and District Medical Officer, at Pathanamthitta, Kerala on 31st December 2007. He is very much fortunate to get his retirement ceremony at Sabarimala Sannidhanam "National Pilgrim Centre", in the presence of then Chief Minister Sri. V. S. Achuthanandan, Health Minster Smt. Sreemathi Teacher, Devaswam Board Minister Sri. G. Sudhakaran, Transport Minister Sri. Mathew T. Thomas, Sri. K. Francis George MP, Sri Raju Abraham MLA & so many other eminent social and political leaders. Chief Minister Sri. V. S. Achuthanandan honoured him with a memento for his meritorious services. He was instrumental for the construction of a full fledged Operation Theater at Sabarimala Sannidhanam where crores of pilgrims assemble.

Dr. Murali with sea of experience has successfully completed more than one Lakh major & minor surgeries so far and his name got entered in the "Limca Book of Records" for performing maximum number of major surgeries between 1987 to 2011. Then he entered in the "Elites World Records" from UK in 2014 for the same. Dr. Robert McClure (born in 1901) of Toronto, Canada performed total of 20423 major operation in 1924¬-1978 as in the "Guinness Book of World Records". Dr. Murali has a total of 32518 major operations in his accounts till 2017. Even now he is continuing his surgical career in Dr. Murali's Medical Centre, Kottarakkara. He is running a charitable OP clinic "Lions Home at Panaveli, Kottarakkara. He is a Bhagavan SaiBaba devotee and he attended All India Medical Conference 2017of Putaparthi.He has got the rare blessings of doing surgeries at general hospital Putaparthi during 2018. Now He is the president of Sevabharathi Kottarakkara.

He is a Life Member of Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Medical Association, President of Save Kidney Charitable Foundation, Kollam, Member of Kollam Surgical Club, Life Member of Red Cross Society, Member of Palliative Care Unit, Member of All Kerala Blood Donors Forum, Chairman of Lions Ambulance Committe, Member of Kollam Kadhakali Club, Chairman of Lions Clubs Charitable Trust, Chairman & Executive Director of "Lions Home", Charitable Society for Women Empowerment for differently able women & widows. He is the Madathipathi of "Yogamayananda Asramam Charitable Trust" at Vadasserikkara where free food services are undertaken for thousands of poor people as well as lord Ayyappa devotees .

Dr. Murali joined Lionism in 1988, through Lions club of Kottarakara. He excelled as Silver Jubilee Club President and bagged top District Awards and International President's Appreciation Certificates. He is the only District Governor in the Lions Multiple District 318 who got International Presidents Gold Medal in the year 2015 for his charitable services, maximum contribution to the disaster relief and improving vision in and around the world . In his tenure as District Governor 2014-15, his Milestone Project "Lions Home" as a Lions Centennial Project for Women Empowerment of differently able women and children has been inaugurated at Panaveli, Kattarakkara.

Dr. Murali was honoured with a number of awards and recognitions including Rotary Club Excellence Award, JCI Outstanding Performance Award, Centennial Celebration Award for Kerala Kaumudi News Paper at Kottayam, Dr. V. R. Seelabhadran Nair Endowment Prize, Minimol Charitable Athura Sevana Puraskaram, Snehadood Athura Sevana Rathnam Award, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar International foundation Babasaheb award 2015-2016, Dr.Abdulkalam's smruthi award - Aabu dhabi 2016 & so many social and cultural awards.

He has traveled widely in different countries like Great Britain, Italy, Rome, Germany, Vatican City, Venice, Switzerland, France, Russia, China, South Korea, Canada, Dubai, Abudhabi, Doha, Muscat, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, United States of America, Japan, Andaman and nicobar islands, Mauritius, Kenya, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Tanzania, Nepal etc.

Dr. Murali is married to Smt. Yogavathy Antharjanam and have two daughters -Dr. N. M. Droupadi MBBS and Dr. N. M. Padmini MBBS (Neelamana Sisters). Both ware "Kala Thilakoms" in the State School Youth Festivals and University Youth Festivals. His sons-in-laws are Dr. Praveen Namboothiry a Nephrologist in Kollam and the Secretary of Save Kidney Foundation and Dr. Krishnan Namboothiry a Laparoscopic Surgeon working in various hospitals at Kottayam. Dr. Murali is blessed with five Grand Children.

Simple living and high thinking is the quintessence of Dr. Murali's philosophy of life.