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Article by Simpal Kumar Suman(Biotech Communicator)
Cryobiologist Sunit Mukherjee, who played key roles in IVF(In-vitro fertilization) technique development in India, died on Saturday. He was born on March 1, 1931. He assisted Subash Mukhopadhyay in using and implementation of IVF(In- Vitro fertilization) technique. Late Dr. Subash Mukhopadhyay was pioneered in the IVF technique and regarded as the father of test-tube baby or IVF in India. Late Sunit Mukherjee and Late Dr. Mukhopadhyay worked together and to create India’s first and the world’s second test-tube baby, Durga( also known as Kanupriya Agrawal), on October 3, 1978.
He was an expert in cryobiology, embryology, and reproductive Biology. Dr. Mukhopadhayay and Mukherjee did extensive research work in nutrition-related infertility and their prevention.He had a degree in applied nutrition from Grad School of Nutrition, Cornell University, USA.
After committed suicide of Dr. Mukhopadhyay, Sunit Mukherjee explored the pioneer research work of Dr. Mukhopadhyay and get recognized in the world. The world’s first test-tube was Louise Joy Brown, who was created by Dr. Robert G. Edwards and India’s first and the world’s second test-tube baby, Durga, created by Dr. Mukhopadhyay was differ by of 67 days.
Continuous efforts of Sunit Mukherjee explored the technique of IVF in India and in the world. In the IVF technique, he used the concept of cryopreservation of embryo at a particular temperature for a certain period of time. Now, this technique eradicates the problem of infertility. The country and medical science always the debt of Late Sunit Mukherjee. The country and the world will never forget the contribution of this great scientist.