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Dr. G Shivaprasad, eminent ophthalmologist was the Secretary of Sri Siddhartha Education Society (SSES). He shouldered the responsibility to steer all the institutions of the society along the lines envisaged by his father. He was an authority on Buddha and his philosophy, excellent orator and a great teacher, also the director of Sri Siddhartha Dental College (SSDC); one of the well known dental colleges in Karnataka.

SSES have shown remarkable growth and progress under the stewardship of Dr. G. ShivaPrasad who is carrying forward the noble traditions of his illustrious father Shikshana Bhishma H.M. Gangadharaiah.

Having obtained MBBS and MS from BMC and Minto ophthalmic Hospital, he had a brief spell of Govt. service at district hospital Tumkur and Chitradurga.

He was working as a teaching faculty in Dept. of Ophthalmology, SSMC.

Steeped up in spirituality and noble traditions of Buddhist Philosophy Dr. G. ShivaPrasad has a vision and mission to give not only sight for the blind but also insight and foresight of knowledge and wisdom to students and society at large. Spirit of sacrifice and service has been his creed. He has actively participated in many blindness relief eye camps.

  • He has also actively involved in the programs of IMA Tumkur, to provide medico social relief to rural poor. 
  • Dessertation Work : Occular, Manifestation of Leprosy.
  • Positions held : Secretary, SSES. Director, SSMC Prof. & HOD, SSMC. 
  • Awards and Accolades : Rajiv Gandhi National Award in the year 1995. 
  • Memberships : Member, All India Opthalmic Society. Member, Opthalmic Society, Karnataka. Served as a Senate Member at Bangalore University. 
  • Publications Books : Preaching of BUDHA. 
  • Paper Presented : National Opthalmic Conference, Chennai. Besides, he has held many other important positions of prominent committees and Associations in various capacities.