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OBITUARY
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-101

Prof. Dr. H.N. Sinha


1 Associate Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna, India
2 Professor, Orthopaedics, Patna Medical College, Patna, India

Date of Submission13-Aug-2020
Date of Decision18-Aug-2020
Date of Acceptance18-Aug-2020
Date of Web Publication10-Sep-2020

Correspondence Address:
Rajeev Anand
Associate Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2665-9352.294742

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Late Prof. H.N. Sinha was a man with a lion heart and a perfect gentleman. He was a visionary with tremendous organizational skills, not to mention his oratory skills which were par excellence. A towering personality and an excellent teacher.

He served Bihar Orthopaedic Association (BOA) as Secretary from 1990-94 and become President in 1995. He was Vice President of Indian orthopaedic Association (IOA) also. He served as Chairman, Central State Relationship Committee (CSRC) of IOA.

He was the founder of the PG Update Course which is conducted every year till date.

He became the Head of Department of Orthopaedics, Patna Medical College in April 1999. I had the privilege of working under him and very proudly mention that he was my examiner during my post graduation.

His contribution towards academics as well as administration was commendable. He has many publications to his credit both at the National & International levels.

He was the Organising Secretary of Association of Spinal Surgeons of India (ASSICON) in the year 1998 in Patna.

Dr. H.N. Sinha left for heavenly abode on 28.02.2020. He will always be humbly and lovingly remembered by the entire Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Rajeev Anand

Associate Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna

Prof. (Dr) H.N. Sinha, An Aristocratic and Stylist Teacher

On 22nd March 2020, I received a request from Editor, Journal of Orthopaedic Diseases and Traumatology, an official journal of Bihar Orthopaedic Association, to share my feelings about Late Professor H. N. Sinha, Ex HOD Orthopaedics, PMCH, Patna. It was a God send opportunity to me, to express my feelings for a man with whom I worked for long 12 years under one roof.

What “Gentleman's Magazine”, London, had described about the trait of a true English gentleman e.g. generous with his time and wisdom, maintains a balance between personal and professional life, chivalrous, always presentable, well spoken and a generous listener with strong affinity for positive value system, Late Prof H. N. Sinha matched to all these criteria point to point.

Before joining Patna Medical College he was posted at Jamshedpur Medical College. He was promoted as Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and joined Patna Medical College. With unblemished records he served for full time and retired with short stint of Headship of the Department.

He loved every one of his unit but none was spared if he had done something palpably wrong. After a thorough wash down, his oft repeated last warning used to be John Heywood's famous proverb “I gave you an inch and you took a mile ”, no; I will be the last man to accept it”. But next day he would be the same smiling man again.

He always tried to remain up-to-date with the Orthopaedic knowledge, enjoyed teaching his students. He was organizing secretary of Annual Conference of Spinal Surgeons of India at Patna. He was Co Organizing Secretary of IOACON 2002 at Patna. I am personally grateful to him for patronizing “Patna Medical College Model, for caring of Spinal Cord Injury Patients” by giving it as a thesis subject to his P.G student Dr. Arun Kumar.(Now HOD of Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PMCH.)

He served Bihar Orthopaedic Association in different capacities and became President. On the request of his friends distributed all over the country, he fought for the post of President of Indian Orthopaedic Association. But unfortunately lost by slender margin.

He was little thrifty in spending money. We had an hilarious experience. He purchased a new car. We, all his unit members, kept on requesting him for a party. He kept a complete silence on this issue. Failing all our efforts, being Assistant Professor, I took over the responsibility of getting a party from him. I arranged a small party, spending money from my own pocket, on a strong expectation that after the party he will ask me the expenses and pay the bill. I invited all sisters of our unit, OT staff and all teachers of the department. He kept on smiling and enjoyed the food. After party he praised about the whole arrangement. We all proceeded to his new car and expecting the usual thing to happen. But he praised the new facilities of his new car and promised to every one of us for a ride of his new Car. Lastly, he thanked me exuberantly for the party and left for his home by his new car. A self goal for me.

After retirement, he took over the “P.G. Update - Orthopaedics”, out from four walls of his own unit to the level of yearly National event and maintained for 12 years. He lost his wife, became alone. Preferred to remain alone at his flat in Patna. Children used to visit him.

He loved good English, smart clothes, and good food and till it was permitted, good drinks. Let his soul rest in peace.

Prof H. N. Sinha probably never realized how much he inspired and enriched the lives of others just by being himself.






 

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