Dwarkanath Kotnis

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarkanath_Kotnis

    Dwarkanath Kotnis

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    A statue of Dwarkanath Kotnis in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China


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    Dr. Kotnis' photo in the Tang County museum


    Dwarkanath Shantaram Kotnis (10 October 1910 in Solapur, Maharashtra, India – 9 December 1942, in China; Chinese: 柯棣华; pinyin: Kē Dìhuá; Devanagari: द्वारकानाथ शांताराम कोटणीस) was one of five Indian physicians dispatched to China to provide medical assistance during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938. Besides being known for his dedication and perseverance, he has also been regarded as an example for Sino-Indian friendship and collaboration.

    Along with the Canadian Dr. Norman Bethune, he continues to be revered by the Chinese people. In April 2005, both their graves were covered completely in flowers donated by the Chinese people during the Qingming Festival, a day used by the Chinese to commemorate their ancestors.........
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...tnis-passes-away-in-mumbai/article7382458.ece

    Dr Kotnis' sister Manorama passes away in Mumbai

    Mumbai, July 3, 2015
    Alok Deshpande


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    Manorama Kotnis meets Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence Friendship Award function in New Delhi. File photo: PTI

    Manorama Kotnis, sister of Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis, an Indian surgeon who laid down his life in China while treating Chinese troops fighting the Japanese Army, passed away in Mumbai on early Friday morning. She was 94.

    “She died a natural death. We had met her last evening, but she didn’t talk much and we heard the news of her death today,” her cousin brother Shrikant Kotnis told The Hindu.

    She was only 16 when Dr. Kotnis had left India to work in China. Ms. Kotnis always spoke about maintaining friendship between the two countries alive.

    She was last seen in public two weeks ago when a senior Chinese leader Zhang Dejiang had visited India, when he paid tributes to the memories of Dr. Kotnis. “The people of China loved Dr. Kotnis and are keeping his memories alive even today,” she had said. The leader too had added that Dr. Kotnis is still remembered in China for his great service to the Chinese troops.
     
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