K. Kanthaiah, M.S.
March 19, 1919
to glory: November 3, 2007
K. Kanthaiah was born in Narsaraopet,
Guntur District. Moved with his
Parents to Repalle, Guntur District with
his parents who were helping the
Lutheran missionaries to establish Iowa
Girls High School.
graduated from Repalle Government High
School. Studied the Pre-University
Course at Andhra Christian College,
Guntur. Continued to study at Andhra
Medical College, Visakhapatnam and
earned M.B.B.S. degree.
his house surgency at King George
Hospital, Vizag. He continued his
further studies in General Surgery at
Christian Medical College and Hospital,
Vellore, Tamilnadu and earned his M.S.
in General Surgery.
first job was Medical Officer, Lutheran
Hospital Rentachintala 1952-1954. In
1955 he moved to Kugler Hospital, Guntur
as its first Indian Medical
1961-1964 he came to USA to study for
M.D. residency in Thoracic Surgery at
University of Chicago, Cook County
Medical Center, Oak Park, Illinois.
returned to Kuglerís and worked for
three years. And again he moved to US in
1967 and worked at various hospitals
Elizabeth, New Jersey. Houston, Texas.
Canton, Ohio. Then moved to Bismarck,
North Dakota where he retired in 1983at
favorite scripture portion is Matthew
5:16 ď In the same way, let your light
shine before others, so that they may
see your good works and give glory to
your Father who is in heaven."
survived by three sons, four daughters
and eleven grand children.