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MR Shahstri, Ex Director, DCA, Gujarat, passes away

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He took keen interest in the development of pharmaceutical industry and amendments in the Drugs & Cosmetic Act

MR Shahstri
MR Shahstri

MR Shahstri, Ex Director of Drugs Control Administration, Gujarat,recently passed away at the age of 97. He joined Baroda Drug Laboratory under DCA as Jr Scientific Analyst in November, 1947. Later on, he was promoted as the Sr Scientific Officer in August, 1961 and as Joint Director (Testing) in June, 1971.
Shahstri was promoted as Director of DCA, Gujarat as the third Director of DCA, Gujarat. During his tenure as Director, DCA from February, 1975 to August, 1978, he exhibited excellent acumen as a drug regulator and administrator. He took keen interest in the development of pharmaceutical industry and amendments in the Drugs & Cosmetic Act.

Even after his retirement, he was actively participating in mega events of Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC). Even after 30 years of retirement, he visited FDCA Office at Gandhinagar and shared his experience with FDCA officers. He graced the inaugural function of new office of Assistant Commissioner, FDCA, Vadodara and blessed the new generation FDCA officers in June2016.

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