Date : 29-05-2021
Remembering Prof (Dr.) Arun Malhotra (14 Nov 1948 – 26 May 2021)
“A Noble Soul Who Lived A Life for Generations to Come”
Prof (Dr.) Arun Malhotra was a man of his word and ambitions who carved the future for generations to come. In him, we see a father, mentor, colleague, leader who envisioned and uplifted the future of Nuclear Medicine in the country, right from its nascent stage. He developed the Nuclear Medicine department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi to unprecedented heights, but his contributions do not end there. He was instrumental in promoting and developing the specialty all over the country; from west to east, north to south. His well cultured acumen and down to earth personality still echoes in everyone’s hearts. And it will be; forever an undying treasure we all are proud of. From research to patient care; from academics to socialization, his presence was always scintillating and will be greatly missed. He was the nidus for harmony of the Nuclear Medicine specialty in the country. He preached not to be afraid of challenges, but take them as stepping stones to success.
And yet, he was more than a just a sublime professional. He was a loving husband, caring father and a noble human. His sense of humor, ever smiling face full of joy and warm-hearted down to earth nature made one immediately fall in sync to his rhythms. His soft-spoken words lit up every social gathering. He was the center of all the fond memories and celebrations we had. He celebrated life; he was the celebration!
A humble, soft-spoken, noble and caring soul lived a lifetime; a lifetime to be remembered for generations to come. An irreplaceable loss! an end of an era! And yet, there is still Prof (Dr.) Arun Malhotra deep inside our hearts. Not many can do this. Thank you, Sir!
[Dept of Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS, Delhi]