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Obituary – Dr. Mahendra Singh

Dr. Mahendra Singh

We regret to announce that the esteemed Dr. Mahendra Singh, DMS, MBS passed away on Oct.15, 2012. He was a renowned author and Professor and Head of the Department of Organon & History of Medicine at The Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital for over 30 years.

He was deeply involved in the history of homeopathy, conducting seminars, and writing biographies of over fifty homoeopaths. He routinely conducted courses free of charge for homoeopaths in rural areas of West Bengal. He was fluent in Hindi, Bengali, English, German, Maithili, Bhojpuri, and Urdu.

His many functions in the past included : past president of HMAI , Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College Teachers Council, Secretary General of All India Homoeopathic Teachers’ Council, VP of Indian Drugs Research Foundation, Director of International Institute of History of Homoeopathy, ex chairman Committee for History of Indian Homoeopathy, Chief Editor : Homoeopathic Light. Dr. Singh’s many written works include: Biographies of : Boenninghausen, H.C. Allen, Lippe, Hering. Dudgeon, Burnett, Hartmann, Franz, Aegidi, Stapf, Honigberger, Mahendra Lal Sircar, P.C. Majumdar, J.N. Majumdar, S.C. Ghosh, B.K. Sarkar, B.K. Bose, Life and Works of Hahnemann, Homoeopathic Materia Medica.

What Dr. Singh contributed to homeopathy is incalculable. He will be missed by all.