Dr Jagir Singh, the 48-year old well-known Veterinary Gynaecologist, passed away on Saturday following a massive heart attack. Dr Singh (2.09.1963 – 1.10.2011) was one of the sharpest Gynecologists in Veterinary fraternity of India. He received Master and Doctorate degree from PAU, Ludhiana and was honored with Post-Doctoral Commonwealth fellowship at the University of Liverpool, UK.
His 21 year teaching and research experience in the field of infertility, andrology and artificial breeding in cattle and buffalo was huge. Prof. Jagir Singh was a noble soul who touched the life of thousands of students, teachers and friends with his brilliance and versatile knowledge. He was an extraordinarily gifted teacher and always tried to explain the concept using analogies from the environment the listener felt comfortable with.
Dr Singh was National Counterpart of FAO/IAEA, Austria sponsored research project and was Principal Investigator of numerous research projects funded by various national agencies.
He was impassioned about presenting the research at Conferences. He has participated in 9 International and 20 national Scientific Conferences / Seminars. He had more than 12 awards to his credit from various National Conventions. A day before his demise he had returned from Aizawl, Mizoram after attending a National Symposium where he was bestowed with prestigious ‘Nils Lagerlof Memorial Award-2010’ and ‘Dr N.C. Sharma Memorial Award-2011’. He also received ‘Best Presentation Award-2011’ at the Aizawl Conference.
Dr Singh has published about 250 papers including 80 research papers and 2 books. He widely traveled to Austria, England and few Asian countries. He was a keen sportsman and evinced interest in Badminton.
The colleagues of GADVASU & PAU along with a number of near, dear ones shocked with his sudden demise. They extended their condolence to the bereaved family.