Prof. Girija Dhar, one of the most famous personalities in the medical fraternity of Jammu and Kashmir, passed away at her Srinagar residence Friday morning.
Prof Dhar was a famous gynaecologist and ex-principal of Government Medical College Srinagar. She was married to legendary Prof Naseer A Shah, a noted physician who passed away last year.
A family member said Dr Dhar died of a chronic cardiac ailment. She is survived by a daughter, who is also a gynaecologist.
Governor expresses grief over demise of Prof. Girija Dhar
Governor N.N. Vohra and Mrs. Vohra have expressed grief over the sad demise of Prof Girija Dhar, a renowned Gynaecologist and former Principal of the Government Medical College Srinagar who had also served the State as Chairperson of the J&K Public Service Commission.
Recalling his long association with the eminent lady, Governor observed that he and his wife had known this noble person who had remained very active in carrying through various programmes for providing care, protection, education and skills to young girls who belonged to the neglected segments of the society.
In a message, Governor and Lady Governor have prayed for the departed soul resting in eternal peace.