The Indian Chest Society was formed in
the year 1980. A few foresighted respiratory medicine
specialists couriered the idea. The lead was taken by
Dr. S.R. Kamat, the then Chief of the Department of
Chest Medicine at the K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai. The core
group involved in the planning and promoting of this
society consisted of Dr. P.G. Kamath, Dr. J.C. Kothari
and Dr. A.C. Shah from Mumbai, Dr. C.V. Ramakrishnanan
from Chennai, Dr. C.N. Deivanayagan from Chennai Dr.
K.J.R. Murthy from Hyderabad and Dr. Samir K. Gupta from
Kolkata. The office of the society headquarters started
functioning from K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai.