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Shradhanjali to Shri Dhirubhai Mehta

Shradhanjali to Shri Dhirubhai Mehta

The Kasturba Health Society paid tribute to the late Shri Dhirubhai Mehta, President of the society, during the Shradhanjali prayer held on April 23, 2024, in the new auditorium. Among the dignitaries present on the dais were Shri PL Tapadia (Vice-President, Kasturba Health Society), Mrs. Vibha Gupta (Chairperson of Magan Sangrahalaya Samiti and Founder-Director of the Center of Science for Villages, Wardha), Shri Gautam Bajaj (from Pawnar Ashram), Dr. BS Garg (Secretary, Kasturba Health Society), Dr. AK Shukla (Dean, MGIMS), and Dr. Poonam Shivkumar Varma (Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital).

A significant number of faculty, students, staff, and well-wishers gathered to offer their respects to Shri Dhirubhai. Mrs. Vibha shared fond memories of her association with him, describing him as one of the sharpest minds who eschewed the temptation of corporate world in favor of serving the community. Shri Gautam Bajaj spoke about Shri Dhirubhai's passion for literature and spirituality. Reflecting on his close bond with Shri Dhirubhai, Shri Bajaj remarked, “Shri Dhirubhai lives within each one of us through the profound impact that he has created in our lives.” Dr Garg expressed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the institution.

Adding to the tribute, Shri Tapadia provided insights into Shri Dhirubhai's life, offering a vivid picture of his legacy and contributions. He spoke about Shri Dhirubhai's remarkable character, his relentless pursuit of excellence, and his immense contributions to the organizations that he was a part of. Shri Tapadia eloquently described how Shri Dhirubhai's vision and leadership transformed the landscape of healthcare services and medical education, leaving an indelible mark on the society he served. “It is a great loss for the institute and each one of us. Shri Dhirubhai's vision and dedication have been invaluable pillars of our community, and his absence will be deeply felt in every aspect of our endeavors”, said Shri PL Tapadia.

The assembled gathering held 2 minutes of silence and paid shradhanjali as a mark of respect and love for the great leader. They also offered prayers and marigold petals to the portrait of Shri Dhirubhai.

The asthi visarjan ceremony of Late Shri Dhirubhai Mehta, President of KHS, took place on April 29 at the President Guest House, KHS Campus, Sevagram. As a tribute to Shri Dhirubhaiji's memory, his family members and close associates planted trees as a mark of respectfully bidding farewell and commemorating his enduring legacy.

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