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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 578-579


Date of Submission13-Oct-2021
Date of Acceptance13-Oct-2021
Date of Web Publication13-Oct-2021

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.328209

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. Obituary. Indian J Community Med 2021;46:578-9

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. Obituary. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Aug 9];46:578-9. Available from: https://www.ijcm.org.in/text.asp?2021/46/3/578/328209

It has been very unfortunate to lose several senior members of our fraternity in a short time. IAPSM and IJCM deeply grieve the loss of these gems. May the almighty give the departed souls eternal piece and the families the strength to withstand this loss.

- Chief Editor

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Dr. Devinder Raj Gaur, passed his MBBS from Government Medical College, Patiala and MD in Community Medicine at Pt. BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak. He started his career as a Junior Lecturer and went on to become Professor and Head (2005 – 2008). After 38 years of service, he retired as Professor & Head and Dean, Student Welfare from Pt. BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak. His extra ordinary performance and exemplary work got him extra increments early in his career and took the departments to newer heights. Post retirement, he joined Maharaja Aggarsain Medical College, Agroha, Hisar as Professor & Head. He developed the Community Medicine department as well as encourage cultural and sports activities among students. Throughout his career he was an excellent teacher, sportsman, music lover and spent his retired years learning harmonium, writing songs, honing singing and hand reading skills, among other things.

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Dr. Dilip Kadam, did his MBBS and MD (Community Medicine) from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai and joined the same institute as an Assistant Professor in 2001 and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. He had also served as Joint Director – Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (2009-2014). A reputed medical teacher and mentor to PG students, he had several achievements to his credit viz. scientific publications, organization of conferences and workshops, facilitating palliative care services and establishment of Epidemiology Resource Centre. He was a kind hearted, down to earth personality and has helped people from all walks in life in times of difficulty. Diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma in February 2021, he developed major complications and left for heavenly abode on 22nd June 2021. He will be remembered as a dear colleague, an academician, a mentor, a noble person by all those who were associated with him.

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Professor Dilipkumar Dajiba Motghare, popularly referred to as Motghare Sir, obtained his MBBS (1979) and MD (PSM, 1982) from the Nagpur University. He had a teaching experience of 34 years at Government Medical College Nagpur (10 years), Miraj (4 years) & finally at Goa Medical College where he held the post as Professor & Head for 20 years. He was an accomplished researcher with several international & national research projects like USAID and GOI project - Evaluation of Impact of ICDS in Maharashtra; Epidemiology component of Travelers' Diarrhea in Goa (TRADIGOA) Project in collaboration with WHO Collaborating Center for Traveler's Health; AIIMS–INDIACLEN Pulse Polio Immunization Evaluation Project. A handsome, down to earth and soft-spoken personality, Motghare Sir was a knowledgeable, well read and dedicated teacher with an impeccable print like handwriting and will always be fondly remembered.

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Dr. Parmanand Singh, born in Bihar, completed his MBBS from Rajendra Medical College, Ranchi in 1978 and his MD (PSM) in 1985. He started his professional career with ESI hospital, Phulwarisharif, Patna, later joined Paltiputra Medical College, Dhanbad as Tutor in 1986. He was appointed the Head of the Department in 1989, and continued in the role until his retirement as Professor and HOD (1996 - 2017). After retirement, he took up the role of HOD, PSM at MSYMC, Meerut (2018 – 2021). Dr Singh did his FRCP from London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine and FRSTMH from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He was President of the Jharkand chapter of IAPSM from 2005-2013, and Dean of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh from 2010-2013. Dr Parmanand Singh was a dynamic person, enthusiastic about learning and teaching new things. Beloved by his students, patients and friends, he was most kind, generous and affable.

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Dr. Sachin Mehariya, born in Anand – Gujarat, did his MBBS from Smt. NHL. Medical College, Ahmedabad (2004 – 2010). Before pursuing MD Community Medicine from Govt. Medical College, Surat, he served as Medical Officer (2011 - 2014) He also worked as a Surveillance Medical Officer (SMO) in NPSP WHO in a hardship district - Supaul, Bihar (2017 onwards). As SMO he worked for improving/ strengthening the immunization status of the community. Because of his dedication to work, he got deputed as a WHO Technical Expert in Immunization wing of MoHFW, New Delhi. Dr Sachin was a joyful man with an excellent knowledge of public health and admirable communication skills. He was constantly working on COVID vaccination National implementation plan in Delhi but unfortunately succumbed to COVID-19. He will always remain a true COVID warrior.

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Dr. Uday Mohan, a renowned Public Health Expert, served for more than 45 years at King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow, from where he retired and joined as Professor and Head, at Era's Lucknow Medical College and Hospital (ELMC&H). After completing his Bachelor's in Science, his hard work got him into MBBS in the Batch of 1974 at KGMU and subsequently MD (SPM) after which he joined the department as an Assistant Research Officer. He was awarded a WHO fellowship Certificate in Management Methods for International Health. He was faculty in charge, legal cell, KGMU for almost 9 years; president of the Social Outreach Program, KGMU as well as Academic Counsellor of IGNOU. He was awarded the Prof. BG Prasad Oration Award in 2019 by the Indian Public Health Association. He was an extremely down to earth man who lived with dignity, and an attitude to always look forward.


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