Pioneer of ENT in Valley, Prof Abdul Ahad dies
Medico bodies express grief, says gem lost
Srinagar: Considered as one of the pioneer in establishing the Department of ENT at SMHS hospital, Prof. Sheikh Abdul Ahad breathed his last on late Thursday night at SKIMS here. He was earlier operated for prostatic malignancy and was on chemo-radiotherapy, lately. Prof Ahad was 74.
After completing his MBBS and MS (ENT) from prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College in 1960’s, he joined the department of ENT at SMHS hospital and served there in various capacities and superannuated as Professor and Head of the Department in 1999. Prof Ahad was born in Seloo, Sopore of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The demise is being widely condoled, while President Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK), DrSuhailNaik terming him as one among the torch bearers in establishing the department of ENT at SMHS hospital, while saying that his death is a great loss to the society.
Prof. Ahad is survived by wife and three sons of which the youngest, Dr Sheikh Imran is an Ortopaedician in the Dept. of Health Services, Kashmir.
A delegation of DAK, in this regard, visited the family of the deceased in Seloo, Sopore and participated in his last rites. DAK has expressed sympathy with the the bereaved family in this of grief.
Meanwhile, DrNisarUl Hassan has also condoled the demise of Prof Ahad.
Saddened over the death, DAK President DrNisarul 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, DrNisar said the medical fraternity has lost a gem of a person, “DrAhad was a man of impeccable integrity,” he 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 state at a time when many doctors left them to fend for themselves,” DrNisar added.
“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 practiced 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,” DrNisar further said.
Meanwhile, a delegation of DAK led by its President attended funeral prayers of DrAhad at his residence
The delegation which included DAK Spokesperson DrRiyaz Ahmad Daga sympathized with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.