Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday expressed grief over the demise of noted surgeon, Dr Syed Khurshid Iqbal who breathed his last yesterday at Narayana hospital Jammu after a brief illness. He was 65.
Dr Khurshid, who was born in Darshipora Banihal area of Ramban district, passed his MBBS from GMC Jammu and after completing his post graduation joined as a Registrar in Surgery department of GMC Srinagar. He travelled to many foreign countries and after gaining expertise, joined health services in Kashmir where he worked as a consultant Surgeon till his retirement.
Presently, he was working as a trauma consultant with WHO and ICRC (International Committee of Red Cross).
Expressing grief over the demise, DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and conveyed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.
The DAK President termed Dr Khurshid's demise a great loss to the medical fraternity saying his death has resulted in an unbridgeable void in the field of medicine.
"We have lost a gem of a person in the demise of Dr Khurshid," Dr Nisar said.
Calling Dr Khurshid a medical luminary, DAK President said the deceased trained hundreds of doctors and healthcare workers in basic and advanced life support and trauma management.
His contribution in the field of surgery will be remembered for all times to come, he said.
"Dr Khurshid was a man of impeccable integrity. He was a compassionate and empathetic doctor for which he was very popular among patients. He was a noble soul and always stood a helping hand to the needy and poor. He will be sorely remembered by everyone whose lives he touched," the DAK president said.