Dr Jalla lud din
Thursday, when Kashmir was spontaneously shut against the civilian killings by Border Security Forces in Gool-Ramban in Jammu region, Valley’s known Cardiologist and former director of SKIMS Soura, Sheikh Jalla lud Din was attacked by unknown gunmen, injuring him and killing his two Personal Security Officers (PSO’s) on spot near his residence at Namblabal, Pampore.
Dr Jalla lud din, 64, is a protected person. His wife is the daughter of the former Congress leader and Minister, Late Ghulam Muhammad Mir Rajpuri.
In the attack while his two PSOs lost their life, Dr Jalla lud din was visually impaired. He was shifted to SKIMS which he once headed, for treatment. He has lost vision in both the eyes.
The doctors at SKIMS who attended him said he is out of danger but they could not save his eyes. The cardiologist was hit in his left eye and abdomen.
As the news spread leaders across the ideological divide condemned the attack on the noted cardiologist. Senior resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani, while strongly condemning the attack termed it as “inhumane and unacceptable”.
“It’s personally very painful for me,” Geelani while reacting on the attack said. “It is a tragic incident. He has been rendering invaluable services to people of Kashmir while he personally looked after my health.”
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah termed the attack an act of cowardice and said that the terror mongers who attack such respectable persons have no concern for precious human lives. “It is an act of cowardice,” he said. “Such attempts by terror mongers on the respectable persons who are the asset to the society are unfortunate and depict the mind set of these elements having no concern for precious human lives,” he added.
For PDP president, the broad day light attack reflects the total breakdown of law and order machinery in the State.
“Such dastardly and unfortunate incidents only result in tragedies,” Mehbooba Mufti while expressing her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family said, adding, “the broad day attack on Dr Jalla lud din reflects the total breakdown of law and order machinery in the State, where human lives have lost the meaning now.”
Dr Jalla lud din, MD, DM in cardiology is vice president of National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. The board, parallel to Medical Council of India, awards specialized degrees in various medicinal fields. Serving in SKIMS, he headed Cardiology department for over one and a half decade before taking over its reins where he retired after almost two and a half years.
Close associate and personal doctor of late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah and then late Begum Abdullah, Dr Jalla lud din is known for the works he under took for patients care at SKIMS. As Kashmir turmoil had its effect on SKIMS as well, Dr Jalla lud din, hard-master-task as his colleagues call him, took many important steps to overcome the problems.
During his tenure as Director SKIMS, many important equipment like the CT scan, the MRI machines were purchased. The emergency medical fair price shop in SKIMS has also been started by him.
The territiary hospital he once headed is now taking care of his health!
-Riyaz Ul Khaliq
Centuries takes, to produce one doctor like Dr. Sheikh Jalal, who is asset of this nation. He never linked himself with any political party….his only aim was to fullfill his fathers wish…. to serve d nation of kashmir. His father had told him to serve d nation n i.e what he was doing…now see what gift this nation gave him he never charged a single penny to people for his services when he was in SKIMS n associated hospitals. True asset of valley. May Allah bless him.
A complex planning.
All said & done what about his fudged DoB.
Principles are more important than persons.He is responsible for adminstering cancer in our honesty by his fudged Dob.
He never linked himself with any political party….his only aim was to fullfill his fathers wish…. to serve d nation of Kashmir. His father Haji Sheikh Ghulam Nabi had told him to serve d nation n i.e what he was doing…now see what gift this nation gave him he never charged a single penny to people for his services when he was in SKIMS n associated hospitals. True asset of valley. May Allah bless him.
Naaz Kahmiri, Srinagar
May ALLAH swt grant him a speedy recovery and give strength & patience to the family.
Strongly condemning the murderous attack on the renowned medico of the state, Dr Sheikh. Jalal, American Heart Association (AHA) Dy.Director,Jerry Crimson Friday said such dastardly and unfortunate incidents only result into tragedies and didn’t yield anything in the past as well.
Jerry Crimson said Dr Sheikh Jalal is an outstanding professional, who has been tirelessly and wholeheartedly helping the society. Praying for the speedy recovery of Dr Sheikh Jalal, said the broad day attack on him reflects the total breakdown of law and order machinery in the state, where human lives have lost the meaning now.
The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas
More details: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
A doctor is considered to be a messiah and when he saves somebody he does not ask for his / her name, caste and the likes. Unfortunately for the Seculars of our country, life have no meaning. May God bless his soul rest in peace.
Vinod Bhat ,Jammu