Late Prof Dr Anjani Kumar Sharma.
KATHMANDU: A book written about the late Prof Dr Anjani Kumar Sharma has been released at a program in the federal capital on Saturday.
The book, ‘Nakoriyeka Sandarbhaharu: A Life Story of Prof Dr Anjani Kumar Sharma’, penned by the late Sharma’s daughter Anita Dhungel has vividly made elaborate the social and medical life stories and events of the late Sharma.
Speakers at the program remembered that the late Sharma was not only an eminent medical person but a famed academic and icon of social service in Nepal.
Commenting on the book, Prof Dr Gyanu Pande observed that the late Sharma was inspiring figure for all-commoners to colleagues.
“The book written in a balanced manner has tried best to depict objective realities of Dr Sharma, who was versatile figure, involving from social service and medicine to development of health sector in Nepal,” she said, adding that the role he played to create public awareness on basic health to fatal diseases can not be forgotten.
She further stated that writer Dhungel, who is also the daughter of Dr Sharma, maintained utmost neutrality to bring forth the issues relating to her father. The book will add new dimension to the biography writing in Nepali literature, Dr Pande expected.
On the occasion, noted tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya remembered the late Dr Sharma as a legendary figure- popular from among the royals to the commoners. He was down- to-earth, he said, adding that Sharma’s role on prevention and treatment of cancer is laudable.
According to Prof Dr Pramila Pradhan and plastic surgeon Sharnkar Man Rai, the late Sharma used to encourage the students and colleagues to write and make people aware on health issues.
Moreover, senior surgeon Dr Sudip Kumar Bhattacharya claimed the late Dr Anjani Kumar Sharma is the ‘father of modern surgery in Nepal’.
Writer Dhungel viewed she had paid tribute to her father by writing book on him. The book released by Sharma’s spouse Annapurna Sharma costs Rs 550. It was informed at the program that the proceeds gained from the sale of books would be provided to Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital.