Friday, October 19, 2018
facebook

google plus
Punjab

Posted at: Dec 27, 2017, 12:19 PM; last updated: Dec 28, 2017, 2:30 AM (IST)

Noted eye surgeon Dr Daljit Singh passes away in Amritsar at 82

Noted eye surgeon Dr Daljit Singh passes away in Amritsar at 82
Dr Daljit Singh. File photo

Manmeet Singh Gill

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 27

Noted ophthalmologist Dr Daljit Singh passed away here on Wednesday morning. Sources close to the family said he was suffering from a chronic disease and was bedridden for the past month.

He was 82.

The government had awarded Dr Singh with Padma Shri in 1987.

He had also contested the Lok Sabha election on an Aam Aadmi Party ticket from Amritsar against Capt Amarinder Singh and Arun Jaitley.

(Follow The Tribune on Facebook; and Twitter @thetribunechd)

Later, differences with the AAP high command made him part ways with the AAP and join the Congress.

Dr Singh is known for his pioneering effort to introduce lens implants in the country. He is also known for inventing ‘plasma scalpel’ for glaucoma and cataract surgery along with a renowned ophthalmologist Dr Fugo of the US.

His prominent patients included Giani Zail Singh and Chaudhary Devi Lal.

His other contribution, in collaboration with Guru Nanak Dev University, is the isolation of new genes that cause congenital cataract.

COMMENTS

All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate.
The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Share On