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Lieutenant-Colonel Codanda Madieh Ganapathy

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Major General Kodandera Arjun Muthanna (Retd)


Lieutenant-Colonel Codanda Madieh Ganapathy, MC, Indian Medical Service, was was commissioned in Indian Medical Service and joined the British Indian Army as a Temporary Lieutenant on 14 December 1914. 

He was awarded the Military Cross (MC) while serving as Regimental Medical Officer of (RMO) of 101st Grenadiers (now 2 Guards) during World War I. On the 20th September 1918, during operations against Turkish forces in Palestine, North-East of Selfit, he showed great gallantry in attending to the wounded under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire throughout the day, showing a complete disregard of personal danger.

To his untiring efforts many men owed their lives. He rose to the rank of Lt Col and was Director of Public Health, Madras. In 1941 he was appointed Companion of Indian Empire (CIE) .