We are deeply saddened to inform you that Dr. Irene Manorama Thomas passed away at 12.09PM on 21st February 2016. She had hyper potassemia and consequent to gastro enteritis on an overlyng ILD, cardio miopathy , hypertension and diabetes. She had cardiac arrest at St. John’s Hospital on Saturday 13th February 2016 at the MICU. The ICU staff tried their best to correct the situation.
Well known anatomist and pioneer in Indian human genetics, she set up the only lab of its kind in South India in 1972. She is the recipient of several awards for her research work and includes prestigious Dr. B.C Roy award in Medicine.
She worked at St. John’s from 1966 to 2001 and seen generations of Johnites thru the portals of the College. She was well loved by them as she was by her family, which includes David her son, Yasmine her daughter in law, grand children Yana & Yohan. She was Dr. John A Thomas’s classmate at CMC Vellore and they had been married for 54 years.
Dr. John A.Thomas,MD,FRCPath, FAMS