Dr. Keki Byramjee Grant, now 78 years is the guiding spirit behind the Ruby Hall movement. In September 1959, Dr. Grant set out to start the Ruby Hall Clinic on his own. At the time, he was honoured by being given the appointment of Hon. Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the B. J. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital and imparted his profound knowledge to several students, some of whom are now top professionals in their own sphere. What Ruby Hall has become today is the work of one great individual, whose dream it has always been, to bring Pune on the map of the medical world as a great center for medical care.
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow! Ruby Hall Cllinic
Ruby Hall Clinic began as a modest experiment by K. B. Grant in September 1959. The building housing this small beginning was called Ruby after the name of the wife of the first owner, Sir David Sassoon. Thus the christening of the landmark “Ruby Hall Clinic”. It was in 1966 that the Ruby Hall Clinic was converted from a private institution owned by Dr. Grant to a Public Charitable Trust – Poona Medical Foundation, of which Dr Grant remains the Chairman and Managing Trustee. Today, the complex has grown into five buildings that house 500 beds and 23 different departments.