Vijay Nath Mishra A simple Indian man, who was born in the religious family of Mahanth (chief priest) of the world-famous, historical Sri Sankat Mochan Temple, Varanasi, India.
Vijay was a precocious and energetic child with versatile interests. He would take part in long races and swimming events. He was drawn to acting and participated in Ram Lila and Krishna Lila at Tulsi Ghat, Varanasi.
Initially, he studied at Tulsi Vidya Niketan, Varanasi and then moved to Kendriya Vidyalaya, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), from where he completed his schooling. Subsequently, in 1993, Vijay, completed his MBBS from the Institute of Medical Science, BHU, and MD Medicine in 1997 from the same institution. In 2004, he completed his DM Neurology training from SGPGIMS, Lucknow.
Since then, Vijay Nath Mishra has worked at various institutions in different capacities across India. He has worked at Sikkim Manipal Institute, Gangtok, Fortis Noida, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Delhi, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Shillong, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Currently, he is working as a Professor of Neurology at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He is also the Chairman of IMS Gymkhana, BHU.
Prof Mishra has 50 national and international publications in his name in various journals. He has also authored 6 books and conceptualized and made two feature films. These two films “Ek naya din” and “Phir wahi din”, which were made to spread awareness for the management of epilepsy and brain strokes, were immensely successful. His research on Lathyrisum, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Epilepsy has made a marked and distinctive impact on current neurology studies, globally.
Ever since he was a child, Prof Mishra has been fighting superstitions and meaningless beliefs. He acted in various plays to spread a vocal and loud message, decrying superstitious thoughts.
Prof Mishra has also been involved in devising ways to curb pornography. He and his colleague, Ankit Srivastav, have been trying to develop a particular concept that can block obscene sites.