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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53


Chandigarh, India

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Jain I S. Obituary. Indian J Ophthalmol 1988;36:53

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Dr. Tulsi Das was born on October 1, 1901. He began his career in 1927 in Provincial Civil Medical Service, Punjab. He got his FRCS (Edinburgh) and DOMS (London) in 1939. He joined as Lecturer in Ophthalmo­logy in the Medical School, Amritsar. The Medical School was converted into a College in 1943 and he was appointed as its first Professor and Head of the Depart­ment of Ophthalmology & Otorhinolaryngology. After retirement he joined as Director of the Institute of Ophthalmology, Aligarh Muslim University. Later he joined as the Director of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh He was assigned the task of building the Post Graduate Institute of Medical and Research at Chandigarh.

He was President of the All India Ophthalmological Society and Association of Otolaryngologists of India, a Founder Fellow of the Indian Academy of Medical Sciences, Vice President of The Medical Council of India and a member of the Governing Body of the Indian Council of Medical Research.

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 1967 in recognition of his service to the Ophthalmology and Post Graduate Institute.

Dr. Tulsi Das was the Doyen of Indian Ophthalmology, a clinician of unusual calibre, perfect in bed side manners equally proficient in ocular and throat surgery, though he earned a name and fame more as an ophthalmic surgeon. He was a man, who brought glory to the profession and tremendously raised the prestige of Ophthalmology in the country.

In the loss of this great man not only the institute, the whole medical profession, especially the Ophthal­mologists of India and also the public at large become poorer.


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