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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105



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Kundu S. Obituary. Indian J Ophthalmol 1989;37:105

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Dr.Nihar Kumar Munsi (86), an old member and Past-Presi­dent of the All India Ophthalmological Society died on 8th. February, 1989. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Born in Mymensingh district (now in Bangladesh) on 28th January, 1903. He secured his MB from Calcutta University in 1928 and passed the DOMS(Lond) in 1932. After having practised a while in UK he returned to India and joined the R,G. Kar Medical College, Calcutta in 1934 as a junior visit­ing surgeon in the Eye Department where he worked untiring­ly. He became Professor & Head of the Dept. of Ophthalmolgy in 1952 and retired in the early seventies.

He became the Head of the Dept. of Ophthalmology of Cal­cutta University in 1963. He was for many years a member of the Senate and also of the Academic Council of Calcutta University.

He was President of the Bengal branch of IMA, President of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Founder President of the Students Health Home, Calcutta, Hon. Secretary of In­stitute of Child Health, Calcutta, Member of the Governing body of K.S. Roy TB Hospital, Calcutta, Chairman of the Netaji Eye Hospital, Ramchandrapur and a member of The Asiatic Society,Calcutta. He was an Hon.Life member of Asansol Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Munsi was the Chairman & Senior Visiting Ophthal­mologist of Dr. M.N. Chatterjee Eye Hospital, Calcutta and was instrumental in setting up of Eye Dept. at Calcutta Medi­cal Research Institute,R.K.Mission Sevapratisthan, Calcutta. He was a Hon. Consultant of South Eastern Railway Hospi­tal and Islamia Hospital, Calcutta.

Dr. Munsi was an active member of the Rotary Club and was examiner for MBBS, DOMS and MS (Oph) Examinations of Calcutta, Bombay, Patna, Gauhati, Dibrugarh and Utkal Universities.

He was actively associated with the eye donation movement and the Association of Prevention of Blindness, Bengal. He attended the World Peace Congress in Moscow in 1962 and in Berlin in 1969.

Because of his professional skills and his humanitarian bend of mind, Dr. Munsi won the love and respect of a wide cross­section of humanity.


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