SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) held a condolence meeting at Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar to mourn the demise of Dr Rafiq Ahmad Mir, Head Social and Preventive Medicine department of SKIMS Medical College, who breathed his last on Tuesday at Medanta Hospital Delhi after a brief illness.
Expressing profound grief over the demise, DAK president Dr Nisar ul Hassan in the meeting conveyed heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul, a statement issued here said.
Dr Rafiq suffered a massive heart attack few days back while he was performing his duties at SKIMS, Dr Nisar said and termed the demise as irreparable loss.
“The medical fraternity has lost a gem of a person in the demise of Dr Rafiq,” he said.
“Born in Kanlibagh area of Baramulla, Dr Rafiq was a man of impeccable integrity. He passed his MBBS from GMC Srinagar and after completing his post graduation joined SKIMS Medical College Srinagar and became head of SPM department,” DAK president said. “Dr Rafiq was instrumental in shaping the department and was involved in many preventive medicine programmes.”
Paying rich tributes to Dr Rafiq, Dr Nisar said the demise has left a great void in the field of medicine. “His contributions in the field of medicine will be remembered for a long time to come,” he said.
Terming the deceased as a noble soul, Dr Nisar said Dr Rafiq always stood a helping hand to the needy and poor. “He will be sorely remembered by everyone whose lives he touched,” he said.