| Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia | 7 May 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Dr Kuljit Singh, former personal physician to the Terengganu royalty, was given a lifetime special award by the Terengganu Indian Association (TIA).
Dr Kuljit, 86, who carries the title Datuk, was the personal physician to the late Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah and his son the late Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah.
Dr Kuljit, who retired in 1983 after a three decade career with the Health Ministry, now runs the Medical Specialist Centre in Jalan Sultan Mahmud in the state.
TIA president Harry Isaacs presented Dr Kuljit with a plaque for his contributions to the state, society and community during the association’s 89th anniversary dinner in Kuala Terengganu recently.
“Dr Kuljit was a live wire in the community and society by helping needy patients while in government service, and thereafter, at his private practice. “He was very helpful one way or another, and contributed immensely to the association to function effectively,” he was quoted in a report in the New Straits Times.
Isaacs added that Dr Kuljit had a big heart for the less fortunate and lower-income group, regularly contributing generously towards the education and welfare of children and women in the community.
“Dr Kuljit was instrumental in the establishment of the education fund four years ago to enable poor but bright students to further their studies.
“Many have gone on to have a successful careers thanks to people like Dr Kuljit,” said Isaacs.
Dr Kuljit has tended to many a VIP, royalty, civil servant and the man-in-the-street, the report added.
In response, Dr Kuljit was quoted in the same report as saying: “I take personal satisfaction in helping those in need. That is why we are here in the first place.”
In 1963, Dr Kuljit became a member of the TIA that was founded by Harry’s father P.C. Isaacs who served as president in 1927 and also established the English Grammar School.
Harry’s brother is Stanley Isaacs, the retired former head of prosecution at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the report added.
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