Hyderabad: Chairman of AIG Hospitals Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy has become the first Indian to win the prestigious Rudolf V Schindler Award for his service to the field of GI Endoscopy.

Named after Dr. Schindler, who is considered the father of gastroscopy, the award has been constituted by American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

"ASGE's highest honor is given to a member, who has accompaniments in endoscopic research, teaching, and service to the field of GI Endoscopy, and exemplifies the standards and traditions of Dr. Schindler," said Dr Klaus Mergener, president of ASGE.

He said Dr. Nageshwar Reddy is one of the first doctors to promote endoscopy in India, and has led the initiative of educating numerous endoscopists all over the world.

"This award is a testament to all the endoscopists worldwide -- even from developing nations -- that hard work and dedication are recognized by society, irrespective of where they work. With this honor, I dedicate myself to the education and promotion of quality endoscopy," said AIG Hospitals chairman.

Previously, Dr. Nageshwar Reddy has won Master Endoscopist Award from ASGE in 2009, ASGE International Leadership Award in 2011, and Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology in 2012. He has been conferred with Padma Bhushan.

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