Dr. V. Kanthaswamy, Addl. Controller of Examinations, Examination Control Division (Unit 1), Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, has been honoured as the "Founder Father of Forensic Medicine in Kerala". At the 15th Annual Conference of the South India Medico-Legal Association held at Thiruvananthapuram on December 1-2, 2018, a special "Guruvandanam" function was organized during which Dr. Kanthaswamy was honoured with this prestigious award.
Dr. Kanthaswamy, one of the senior most Forensic Medicine experts in Kerala/India, has contributed to the growth of Forensic Medicine as a respectable and inseparable part of the medico-legal field in Kerala. He has served as faculty member in Forensic Medicine at Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kottayam and Thrissur Medical Colleges and as Principal, Medical College, Thrissur.