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Viswanathan Shanta (11 March 1927 – 19 January 2021) was an Indian oncologist. She was born in Chennai, India. Shanta was Director of the Adyar Cancer Institute from 1980 to 1997. Shanta was awarded the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan.

Shanta died on 19 January 2021 in Chennai from a heart attack, aged 93.

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