Prof. A. K. Banerji joined Prof P.N. Tandon at the fledgling All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi to set up the Neurosurgery Department in 1965. With a lot of painstaking effort and hard work they together built this unit literally from scratch into one of the finest institutions in the country. Prof Banerji became a Professor here in 1979. Meanwhile another dream was there ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ to make an integrated Neurosciences Centre. This was pursued vigorously with unshakeable determination and soon became a reality in 1985. Prof Banerji became the second Chief of the Neurosciences Centre in 1988 and held this position till his retirement in 1995. He is recognized for his contributions to the Institute by making him an Emeritus Professor for life.