How Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bangalore Came into Being?

Kidwai Institute of Oncology is one of the 18 regional centers of cancer treatment in India. So how this institute is associated with Kidwai and who is he/she? Lets find out in the history.

It is named after rafi Ahmed Kidwai. When he was the governor of the then Bombay province, he donated 20 acres of land on Hosur road (now called Dr. M.H Marigowda road) and Rs 1 lakh for Radiotherapy equipment. Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology started on 26th June 1973 with bed strength of 50. But now it has 429 beds. The institute was given autonomous status in 1980. The cost of treatment and drugs here is considerably less. It receives aid from the government.

Kidwai was a native of present day Uttar Pradesh. He was born on 18/02/1894 in Masauli village of Barabanki district. He took part in Khilafat movement and then worked as private secretary to the Nehru family. He was the food and agriculture minister after the first general election of 1952 in the Jawaharlal Nehru government.

Address and contact info:

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology
Dr. M.H Marigowda Road,
Bangalore – 560029, Karnataka , India
Phone: 091-080-26094000 , Fax: 091-080-6560723,


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