Dibrugarh: The 30th death anniversary of distinguished doctor and orthopaedics specialist Shivanath Baruah was held in the premises of Assam Medical College and Hospital. Speaking at the event, former president of Axam Xahitya Xabha, Dr. Nagen Saikia spoke highly of Baruah. Inaugurating a book named Dinabandhu in his memory, Saikia said that Baruah had a heart of gold and would always be an inspiration for the youth. He was a professional with ethical values and kind heart, he added.
Baruah did his MBBS from Assam Medical College and Hospital, and completed his MS in Orthopaedics from AIIMS, Delhi. He was the first specialist with Medical Council of India (MCI) recognized degree in orthopaedics in AMCH as well as in the State. His endeavour to introduce PG training resulted in the start of the MS course in Orthopaedics in Assam and in the Northeast. His wife Dr. Kanan Deka is a pathologist by profession and was the support behind him. He also groomed his son to be an eminent tennis player.
Addressing the gathering, noted sportsperson Arjun Bhogeshwar Baruah highlighted the energetic side of Baruah in the domain of sports. He was a sports enthusiast and during his student days he was an active sportsman. After joining as a faculty member in AMCH, he took active part in major sporting events organized by Dibrugarh District Sports Association. His demise was a great loss for the medical and sporting fraternity, not only of Dibrugarh but of the whole north-eastern region, he said.
Among the many dignitaries present on the occasion included former president of DDSA Jamshed Khan.
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