Coomarasamy Nithianathan Pillay 1929–2020

  • Bugsy Singh University of KwaZulu-Natal


Dr Coomarasamy Nithianathan “CN” Pillay died at the age of 90 on Christmas Day 2020. He worked for decades at the RK Khan Hospital and was key in the formation of the Chatsworth Regional Hospice. “CN” was the epitome of selflessness; his lifelong contribution to the development of public sector surgical services in Durban and his longstanding commitment to the wider community made him a legend in the surgical fraternity.

Author Biography

Bugsy Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Surgery, University of KwaZulu-Natal

How to Cite
Singh, B. (2021). Coomarasamy Nithianathan Pillay 1929–2020. South African Journal of Surgery, 59(1), 35. Retrieved from