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Dr. Ranbir Singh (Bapu Ji)

Dr. Ranbir Singh (Bapu Ji)

1) Born in Amritsar on 7th May 1916. 2) Had schooling at Khalsa College School, G.T. Road, Amritsar. Matriculated in 1932. 3) Did F.S.C. (Medical) from Khalsa College, Amritsar in 1934, then shifted to Lahore and joined B.Sc. (Medical) at Govt. College, Lahore.Got admission to King Edward’s Medical College Lahore in 1936. 4) Graduated from Medical College Lahore in 1941. 5) Joined Army in 1942 (during World War-II). Got married in October 1942 to Dr. (Mrs.) Rajinder Kaur of Sargodha (Daughter of S. Bagh Singh and Bibi Narain Kaur) 6) Remained in army upto 1945 in the rank of Captain. Served at various places: Quetta in Balochistan (now in Pakistan) and subsequently with Eastern Command on Burma Border (against Imperial Japanese Forces), in command of a field anti-Malaria unit. Attended three intensive courses during army service, got distinction in two. 7) Had to apply for release from the army in 1945 on account of unavoidable family circumstances (elder brother Major Vir Singh killed in action in Burma in February 1945). 8) Joined Medical College Amritsar in 1946 as Demonstrator in Anatomy against a PCMS post. 9) Did D.O. (Diploma in Ophthalmology) in 1947. Started thesis on “Comparative value of various operations in Chronic Glaucoma” in preparation for M.S. examination, while still serving in Anatomy Department. 10) Was transferred as Medical Officer (on deputation) to Central Railway Workshop Amritsar in 1948. Remained there for two years but continued to prepare thesis for M.S. 11) After two transfers (first to Civil Hospital, Nakodar in Jalandhar Distt. and second to Simla, returned to Amritsar as Refractionist in Eye Department, Ram Lal Eye Hospital in 1950. 12) Completed M.S. in December 1955. 13) Was promoted Assistant Prof. in Ophthalmology in 1957. 14) Special subject for Post-Graduate classes was “Refraction”. 15) Was selected for higher training abroad (in Contact lenses and Squint) under Colombo Plan in 1962. 16) Joined Moorfields Eye Hospital in London in January 1963 for one year course of training and returned to Medical College Amritsar in mid 1964. 17) Was promoted Professor in 1969. 18) Retired in 1974 as Professor and Head of Eye Department, Ram Lal Eye Hospital, Amritsar. 19) Other activities: i) Eye surgeon to (Charitable) Central Khalsa Hospital, Tarn Taran since 30 years. - President, Local Committee , Chief Khalsa Dewan Tarn Taran for the last 20 years. - President, Managing Committee, S.G.T.B. Public School, Khankot, G.T. Road, Amritsar. - Manager Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, G.T. Road, Amritsar - Interest in foreign languages, did B.A. in French from G.N.D.U., Amritsar (with distinction in 1980) - Formerly, Vice-President, Khalsa College, Managing Committee, Amritsar 20) Children: Rajbir Singh born March, 1944 Nauneet Kaur born October 1947 Preetam Singh born September 1957 21) Lost beloved wife and life partner on 28th June 2005.

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