K Rajgopal Shenoy MBBS MS FRCS (Glasgow) is Professor and former Head, Department of Surgery, and former Associate Dean, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), and Consultant Surgeon at the associated KMC Hospital, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)–Deemed to be University, Manipal. He has had a brilliant undergraduate and postgraduate career with ranks and distinction. Prof Shenoy has been on the faculty of surgery at KMC, Manipal, since 1986. He stresses on the basics and at the same time makes efforts to teach the students evidence-based medicine. He has been an invited faculty in many CMEs. An acclaimed and a popular teacher, he has received ‘good teacher’ award in the institution several times. As an undergraduate and postgraduate examiner, he has examined students from many universities for the last 25 years. He is vibrant and innovative, and has a multifaceted personality. A born-leader and loved by his students, colleagues and friends, it is hard to find him alone. He constantly features at all the academic and cultural activities of the institution. He is author of the popular books Manipal Manual of Surgery, Manipal Manual of Clinical Methods in Surgery, and Manipal Manual of Instruments.