SRINAGAR: Dr Nazir Ahmad Wani, who headed the SKIMS’s Surgery Department for many years is no more. He was also Dean SKIMS.
Dr Wani was a renowned surgeon who was perhaps the second head of the surgery department of SKIMS. His colleagues said that he was a surgeon with golden hands and hugely capable. He was a care-taker Director many times in his career and was hugely respected for his integrity as a person and a surgeon.
Post-retirement, Dr Wani developed cancer in his stomach. He went to Saudi Arabi where his son was working and underwent an operation there. For the last two years, he was being managed by the doctors till late last night when he finally gave up.
Dr Wani passed away in SKIMS late last night. His funeral prayers are scheduled for 10:30 am at Hyderpora. His family members said he was driven to SKIMS on Thursday in a serious condition. He passed away at around 10:30 pm on Friday, they said. His nephew Mushtaq Ahmad said Dr Wani was around 68.
Dr Wani is survived by his wife, daughter and son. While his daughter is here in Srinagar, his son is in Saudi Arabia and may not be able to attend his father’s funeral.