A 'Karmayogi' who devoted his life to selfless action for the benefit of others, is how Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain described the late Dr. Narayanan Nampoory. The ambassador was speaking during a condolence meeting, organized by the Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) at the embassy auditorium on Saturday, in memory of Dr. Nampoory.
A renowned and well-loved figure in the Indian community and among the medical fraternity, Dr. Nampoory's untimely demise in the United States on 14 July, came as a profound shock to all those who knew him.
In their official condolence message, the IDF said that Dr. Nampoory was an outstanding physician, community leader and social worker. He was instrumental in establishing the Indian Doctor’s Forum in Kuwait in 2004, and was the organization’s founding president. He helped develop the IDF into a a strong social and professional organization, which was awarded the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award in 2013. IDF added,“He was an outstanding teacher and academic, with more 140 publications to his credit. He was loved and respected by his patients, students and peers, and will be remembered for his generosity and compassion."
A large number of his peers from the medical community, as well as community leaders and Indians from all walks of life, gathered at the auditorium to pay glowing tributes to Dr. Nampoory.
In a brief and moving condolence message, the Deputy Chairman of the National Guard Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, on behalf of Chief of the National Guard His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah, said that this great loss not only affects the Indian Community but even more so to the state of Kuwait. Dr Nampoory, he said, was an Icon and is irreplaceable.”
The Assistant Under-Secretary at the office of the Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Khaled Al-Behbehani; President of Kuwait Medical Association Dr. Mohammad AlMutairi and the Secretary-General of Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) Dr. Ibrahim Hadi, as well as a number of Kuwaiti doctors, spoke of their heartfelt sorrow on the sad demise of Dr. Nampoory.
Representing the Indian community at the condolence meet were various association leaders and community representatives, including Shivy Bhasin from the Indian Business and Professional Council, S.K.Wadhavan prominent businessman, Madhavankutty Menon from Amma Kuwait, Reaven D'Souza from The Times Kuwait, Dr. Shalin Simon representing Indian Dentists' Alliance, N.A. Muneer from Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association and Ramasubramaniya, representation Sri Sathya Sai group
Dr. Nampoory, who arrived in Kuwait in 1988 and worked for over 16 years at the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital was at the time of his demise the Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician at the Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplant Center and at the Dasman Diabetes Institute. Dr. Nampoory is survived by his wife Dr. Prabha Nampoory, his daughter Sajitha and son-in-law Suraj, and his son Shiv Ram and daughter-in-law Parvathy.