September 29, 2011 admin

An Epitome Of Selfless, Proficient And Ethical Medical Services To Humanity

A doctor par excellence, philanthropist, academician and dearly loved by the young and the old Dr.  Gian Boparai’s untimely and sudden demise on 22/9/2011 has left thousands mourning and remembering her compassion and proficiency as a gynaecologist.
Dr Mrs Gian Boparai was born into an agriculturalist family of a remote and non-descript village Sangatpura in the Mand area of Chola Sahib Block, Distt. Tarn Taran. She rose to become the first to be selected on merit in the competition for admission and became a medical graduate(MBBS) from Govt. Medical College Amritsar in 1970. She joined PCMS in 1972 and then qualified as MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
The following year, i.e. in 1973 she married Dr. Rajinder Pal Singh Boparai, the now well known Orthopaedician and until recently the Medical Superintendent of Guru Nanak Dev and Associated hospitals, Amritsar. Since the very beginning she had been serving the patient community of Amritsar with a dedication and commitment not commonly seen nowadays. She earned accolades as the most sought after gynaecologist, first at Sant Ran Dhal Hospital and then at Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Amritsar. She went on deputation as Assistant Professor to Sri Guru Ram Das Hospital managed by the SGPC, where she worked tirelessly as Chief Gynaecologist from 1991 to 1997. The meritorious service here in turbulent times earned the Boparais the title of Nishan-e-Khalsa on the Tercentenary celebrations in 1999. The pioneering work of the Boparais in surgical intervention in HIV +ve patients won them the Punjab State Parman Patra (State Award) in 2002.
After 25 years of meritorious and unblemished Government service she took premature retirement. Her last call of duty was at Boparai Dukhniwaran Hospital and Nursing Home which she had been managing with a patient friendly and conscientious manner. She was staunchly against unethical practices in the profession, never allowing anyone to undergo unindicated surgery to exploit the poor. She had endeared herself to the masses by her compassionate and straight-forward manner which was shorn of any intention of commercial success, her steadfast motto and motive being medical ethics.
Dr Gian Boparai breathed her last at her own hospital, after a year’s fight with Alzheimer’s disease. The Boparais have 3 children all of who have been toppers through their respective academics. Their 2 daughters, Rubina and Manveen, are both successful doctors in the US, and one son Harman, also MBBS from GMC Amritsar is currently managing the Nursing Home she established. Her funeral was held on 22nd September 2011 at the Crematorium near Chattiwind gate.

The Antim Ardaas and bhog ceremony will be performed on Saturday, October 1st, at Gurudwara D-Block, Ranjit Avenue from 12;30 PM-1:30 PM.

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