Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday condoled the demise of Dr Sheikh Abdul Ahad – former head of the department of otolaryngology (ENT) at Government Medical College, Srinagar.
The statement said Dr Ahad died on Thursday at SKIMS after he was operated one week back for a duodenal perforation. Earlier he was operated for prostatic malignancy and was on chemoradiotherapy. He was 74.
DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan said it is a great loss to the medical fraternity and his death has resulted in an unbridgeable void in the field of medicine.
Terming the death as an irreparable loss, Nisar said the medical fraternity has lost a gem of a person.
“Born in Seelu Sopore area of District Baramulla, Dr Ahad was a man of impeccable integrity,” he said.
“A medical luminary, Dr Ahad graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and after completing his postgraduation joined GMC Srinagar and became head of the department of otolaryngology,” Nisar said.
“He was instrumental in shaping up the department and made difference in lives of hundreds of patients. His commitment to the welfare of people of the state was commendable. He rendered his services to the people of the state at a time when many doctors left them to fend for themselves,” Nisar stated.
“His contributions in the field of Otolaryngology will be remembered for all times to come. His surgical skills were a treasure and are even now practised by his pupils. He was a compassionate and an empathetic doctor because of which he was very popular among patients. He will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives he touched,” Nisar further said.
The statement said a delegation of DAK led by its president attended funeral prayers of Dr Ahad at his residence in Seelu Sopore.