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Dr Krishnendu Gupta
District Governor 2024-25

AKS Dr Krishnendu Gupta

MBBS (Mangalore), DGO (Manipal), MD (Manipal), FICMCH, FICOG, FRCPI (Ireland), FRCOG (Ad eundem, UK), FACOG (Hon, USA)

District Governor, 2024–2025, Rotary International District 3291.

Professor & Unit Head, Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA.


Krishnendu joined Rotary in 1992 and is presently a member of RC Calcutta Victoria.  He became a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) in 1999, Major Donor (MD) Level 1 in 2012, MD Level 2, Benefactor and MD Level 3 in 2017, MD Level 4 in 2018, and Member of the ‘Arch Klumph Society (AKS) – Trustees Circle’ in 2017–2018.  He was the first-ever ‘AKS’ member from RI District 3291.  He has been elected to be the ‘District Governor’ of RI District 3291 for RY 2024–2025.


Born in Kolkata, he did his initial schooling from St Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata from 1969–1973, and thereafter from Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan from 1974–1981.  Subsequently, he completed his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) from Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore in 1986, DGO (Diploma in Gynaecology & Obstetrics) in 1989 and MD (Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology) from KMC, Manipal in 1990.  He was awarded the ‘University Gold Medal’ being the best outgoing student in MD examinations in 1990.  Krishnendu also completed two Diplomas in Surgical Pelviscopy & Hysteroscopy, and in Reproductive Medicine from Kiel, Germany in 2000.  He has been awarded prestigious Fellowships from the Indian College of Maternal & Child Health (FICMCH) in 1995, Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (FICOG) in 2002, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI) from Ireland in 2018, the highest honorary fellowship: ‘Fellow Ad Eundem’ (FRCOG), Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, United Kingdom in 2019, and ‘ACOG Honorary Fellowship Award’ (FACOG), American College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, USA in 2022.  He was only the fourth Indian Obstetrician & Gynaecologist ever to receive the prestigious Hon FACOG award at the time of the fellowship conferment.


Krishnendu is currently Professor, Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan (RKMSP), Kolkata, West Bengal since 2002, and Unit Head since 2017.  He has over 34 years of experience in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and has been a Professor in VIMS for 22+ years.  In addition, he is engaged as an Adjunct Professor, Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, KMC, Manipal since 2017 and has been honoured by his peers with two named Orations in ICOG and KMC, Manipal since 2018.  ‘Giving back to society’ being his guiding mantra, Krishnendu has been providing voluntary service to the patients of VIMS & RKMSP since 1997 till date.


Extremely active in the national and international academic circles, Krishnendu is currently the ‘Deputy Secretary General’ of Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (AOFOG) and ‘International Lead Fellow of Examinations’ of RCPI, Ireland, in addition to being a member of various committees AOFOG, South Asian Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (SAFOG), Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO).  He was ‘Chair’ of ICOG in 2016, ‘Vice President’ of FOGSI in 2011, ‘President’ of The Bengal Obstetric & Gynaecological Society (BOGS) in 2013, amongst numerous other appointments.  He is on Editorial Board and a Peer Reviewer of numerous international and national journals of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and an ‘Examiner’ and ‘Paper-Setter’ for MBBS, DGO, MD / MS, DNB examinations in Obstetrics & Gynaecology since 1993 till date. 


An active Rotarian for 27+ years [RC Calcutta Jadavpur: 1 year (1992) and RC Calcutta Victoria (RCCV): 26+ years (1997 till date)], Krishnendu served in various positions in RCCV being Secretary in 2004–2005 and President during its ‘Silver Jubilee Year’ in 2017–2018.  He has since served RI District 3291 in different positions in TRF and as District Secretary Projects (Medical).  He is a Faculty Member of Rotary Learning Institute (RLI) and a Member of the TRF Cadre of Technical Advisers, 2018–2024.  He is also the ‘Founding Member – AKS Forum of India’ since 2020.


Krishnendu has been the recipient of numerous honours and awards from Rotary International and District 3291, namely, ‘Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service in 2020–2021’ from TRF; ‘Best Rotarian of the Year Award’, 2017–2018, RI District 3291; ‘Rotary Vocational Service Excellence Award – Rotary Ratna’, 2017–2018, RI District 3291, and Outstanding President Award in 2017–2018.  He has been recognized for his giving to The Rotary Foundation from District 3291 receiving the ‘Highest Contribution to TRF Award’ in 2017–2018, 2018–2019 and 2020–2021, and ‘Second Highest Contribution to TRF Award’ in 2019–2020.


Krishnendu has been a passionate crusader for empowerment of women and in the advocacy of adolescent HPV vaccination to eliminate carcinoma cervix since 2009, wherein he has created endowment funds in TRF in 2018 and in the RCCV Trust in 2021 to ensure sustainability of service projects in perpetuity.  He has also been directly involved in the completion of three large Global Grants in the field of preventable oncology till date.  Krishnendu is actively associated with ‘Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vihar’, a charitable school for the underprivileged and financially challenged children in a small village adjoining Kolkata, ‘Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute’, Thakurpukur, Kolkata, and ‘Ramakrishna Mission & Math’, Belur, West Bengal.


Krishnendu is an avid pianist, musician and a Charter Life Member of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians (IFRM), RI District 3291.  He is a ‘Permanent Member’ of Bengal Club, Calcutta Club, Calcutta Cricket & Football Club, Lake Club, Tollygunge Club; ‘Life Member’ of Cricket Association of Bengal, Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, Aryan Club; ‘Annual Member’ of Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Agri-Horticultural Society of India, Calcutta Wine Club (Secretary: 2021–2023, Vice President: 2023–2025), Indo-Italics Wine Club.  He is also the recipient of ‘WSET Level 1 Award in Wines’ for his keen interest in the knowledge of fine wines.


His Partner-in-Service for 31+ years, Dr Simran, a MBBS graduate from Mysore Medical College and MD (Anaesthesiology) from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal is a Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist, having extensive experience in cardiac anaesthesiology since 1996.  Their daughter Aparajita after completing BSc with Distinction in Economics from University of Exeter, UK and double Masters degree with Distinction in Management and International Management from London School of Economics & Political Science, UK and CEMS respectively, is currently employed with Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) in Prague, Czech Republic.  She is married to Dr Jan Hospodka (PhD in Finance) and are blessed with a son, Kian, born in October 2021.