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Dr. Sohan Singh – A Life Sketch

(1882 to 1961)

dr. Sohan singh jiDr. Sohan Singh was born in November 1882 in the village of Sahowala, District Sialkot in undivided India. His father Dr. Jagat Singh was a medic in the British Indian Army who also served for a while in Burma and in the north-west frontier areas of Waziristan.

Sohan Singh received his primary education in the village school at Sahowala from 1889 to 1894 where one of his early mentors Maulvi Gulam Qadir who taught him Urdu became a family friend and used to visit the family in Amritsar when the family moved there.

After receiving secondary education from Government High School in Sialkot from 1894 to 1900 Sohan Singh joined the D.A.V. College Lahore and completed his Intermediate F.S.C. (medical group) from 1900 to 1902.

He joined the King Edward Medical College Lahore thereafter (1902 to 1907) and had a brilliant academic career in which he stood first in all the five years of his medical studies and was the recipient of the Burton Brown Medal in Medicine in 1907.He earned his Diploma of L.M.S. (Licentiate of Medicine and Surgery) from the Punjab University in the same year.

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