Srinagar: Prof. Girija Dhar, one of the famous personalities in the medical fraternity of Jammu and Kashmir, passed away in Srinagar on Friday.
A renowned Gynaecologist and former Principal of the Government Medical College Srinagar, Dhar had also served the State as Chairperson of the J&K Public Service Commission.
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.
People from all walks of life have been mourning the loss of great reformist, educationist and doctor.
She has been an epitome of humanity and social service for the needy. Dr Girija has been an ardent social worker who has contributed a lot in uplifting the downtrodden in J&K state. She has been actively involved in supporting various orphanages, needy women and children. She has been on board for many prestigious institutions and has contributed a lot in their development . Both Prof Dr Girija and Prof Dr Naseer have been the living example of humanity , compassion , love and positivity. Dr Naseer has left this world last year.
The last rites of Prof Girija Dhar will be held at cremation ground Karan Nagar Tomorrow 14 July at around 3PM.
Governor N.N. Vohra and Mrs. Vohra expressed grief over the sad demise of Prof Girija Dhar.
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. advisors to Vohra also expressed grief over it.