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NOTED EYE SURGEON FROM AMRITSAR DR DALJIT SINGH PASSES AWAY AT 82

The Hush Post:  Eighty-two-year-old ophthalmologist Dr Daljit Singh passed away in Amritsar on Wednesday morning. Sources close to the family said he was suffering from a chronic disease and was bedridden for the past one month. He was decorated with Padma Shri in 1987 for his pioneering effort to introduce lens implants in the country. He is also known for inventing ‘plasma scalpel’ for glaucoma and cataract surgery along with a renowned ophthalmologist Dr Fugo of the US. His other contribution, in collaboration with Guru Nanak Dev University, is the isolation of new genes that cause congenital cataract. His prominent patients included Giani Zail Singh and Chaudhary Devi Lal. He had contested the Lok Sabha election on an Aam Aadmi Party ticket from Amritsar against Capt Amarinder Singh and Arun Jaitley. Later on, due to differences with the AAP high command, he parted ways with the AAP and joined the Congress.

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