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Issue:Sep' 2017


Veteran journalist passes away

V.P. Prabhakar

Veteran journalist J.M.Sharma, former News Editor of the Tribune, breathed his last on September 21, 2017 at Chandigarh, at the age of 95, nine days before his birthday on September 30, 2017. He is survived by a son and a daughter. In the wake of India's partition in 1947, Sharma migrated from Lahore to India. His brief working in a Hindi newspaper in Lahore perhaps helped him to get a job in The Tribune in 1950.
Sharma had a long innings in the profession. He joined The Tribune in 1950 as Sub-Editor and rose to be News Editor, a pivotal post in a newspaper. He retired in 1982 after serving The Tribune for 32 years. Affectionate and soft-spoken, he was always helpful to his colleagues, particularly new ones. When I joined The Tribune in 1960. I used to be nervous many a time. Sharma always helped me in overcoming my difficulties.
Sharma was very particular about the language used in the newspaper. He would ensure that his colleagues had dictionaries. He had even given dictionaries to many of his colleagues. He was loved by all in the office, seniors as well as juniors. He was a father figure to scores of journalists who learnt about the intricacies of the profession from him.
Sharma was always shy of publicity. As News Editor, he would be invited to preside over various meetings. He would tell them that he should be spared the trouble of sitting through the programme. If it was worth coverage, it would be done without any obligation. He had to his credit several articles and write-ups. He was an Arya Samajist to the core. He had written the biography of Swami Dayanand as a mark of respect to his guru. His funeral was well attended at the Sector 25 cremation ground. A prayer meeting was held at Arya Samaj, sector – 16, Chandigarh , on September 24, 2017.

Opthamologist awarded

Prof Jagat Ram was conferred with the prestigious "Maestro Award" by the Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society of India (IIRSI) for his outstanding contribution in the field of Ophthalmology in India on September 24 at New Delhi.
The award was presented by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal at New Delhi. He has to his credit three surgical innovations, for which he received two times Best of the Best Award in USA in 2013 and 2016. In 2015 he received the "Oscar of Pediatric Opthalmology" at Barcelona, Spain. Some time back, Prof Ram was awarded the "Dr C S Grover Oration" by the Uttarakhand Ophthalmological Society at Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
The award is the highest oration of the State of Uttarakhand. It has been awarded to Prof Jagat Ram for his contribution in the field of pediatric and adult cataract surgery. Besides, he has done selfless charitable work for more than 35 years.