We were deeply shocked and saddened when we learned that Dr. Nirmalendu Basu deceased on March 10th, 2015. Leaving his only son, Dr. N. Basu was 82 years old. On behalf of World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) as well as the staff of the Secretariat, I would like to send my condolences to Dr. N. Basu and my sincere sympathy to the family.
Began his medical career at the military force, Dr. N. Basu later put his focus on the study and practice of acupuncture. He joined the Sambhu Nath Pandit Hospital of Kolkata, the first government funded acupuncture clinic in West Bengal, and worked there for 15 years.
Dr. N. Basu not only committed to saving lives with his medical expertise, but was also keen on promoting acupuncture throughout the country as well as the world. As President of Acupuncture Association of India (AAI), a Member Society of WFAS, he was elected consecutively as Executive Member of the 6th and 7th Executive Committees, and had worked ardently for WFAS and for global development of acupuncture during those years.
Dr. N. Basu had been suffering from Parkinsonism in later years, but he never gave up his faith in better health for mankind. His sincerity, punctuality and discipline were worth following. Let’s follow the footsteps of Dr. N. Basu to dedicate our lives to the lofty goal of Health for All.
Prof. Liu Baoyan
World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS)
Lt. Col. Dr. Nirmalendu Basu, ex-President of Acupuncture Association of India has breathed his last on March 10, 2015. He was 82 years old. He has left his only son.
Dr. Basu passed M.B.B.S. from NRS Medical College, Kolkata in 1954. He joined army medical core and took voluntary retirement as Lt. Col in 1982. He took training in acupuncture from Dr. Bejoy Kumar Basu who was his uncle. Since 1982 Dr. N. Basu was practicing acupuncture with Dr. B.K. Basu and later independently.
He joined the West Bengal government’s first acupuncture clinic at Sambhu Nath Pandit Hospital, Kolkata as honorary research worker. He had served the government acupuncture clinic for more than fifteen years. His sincerity, punctuality and discipline were worth following.
He was General Secretary of Acupuncture Association of India (AAI), and later became President of AAI. He was also member of the executive committee of World Federation of Acupuncture Moxibustion Societies.
Dr. Basu had been suffering from parkinsonismfor a few years. He died at Command Hospital, Kolkata.