Dr Palanivelu was first to introduce Iaparoscopic surgery in south India. He was instrumental in popularizing this new branch of medicine in India. He applied Iaparoscopic technique to all types of surgery including cancer surgery. Recognitions: Dr BC Roy National Awardee under the category of development of specialty medicine namely laparoscopic surgery in 2006 . First Indian to win Silver Medal in the international Olympic minimal access surgery competition in 2009 in Phoenix USA. Innovated over 20 new operative techniques which are considered world’s best and the videos of these procedures are included in the teaching resources of American College of Surgeons, American gastrointestinal SAGES university, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg, Korean, Chineese and Japaneese universities. Authored many books in surgery which are of international repute. For the first time in Indian medical history, his books got published in various languages -Spanish, Chineese, Korean etc. First Indian surgeon who was accorded the privilege to operate and teach in various countries without formal training in the respective countries including UK, USA, and many.