Tribute to Dr. Rakahal Raj Joardar (14.09.1927 – 24.09.2018): A Legendary Figure of Classical Homoeopathy Practice
S Seetha Lakshmi*
Postgraduate Trainee, Dept. of Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy
National Institute of Homoeopathy, Govt. of India
Dr. Rakhal Raj Joardar was a prominent and inspiring teacher of Organon of Medicine at Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College& Hospital, Howrah, West Bengal. He left us for his Journey to heavenly abode at the age of 91 years on 24th September 2018 at his residence in Howrah, West Bengal.
He was born on 14th September 1927. He was a brilliant student and passed with Gold Medal. He pursued Homoeopathy (D.M.S) with honours in the subject of Organon of Medicine. He had Diploma in German Language. Since 1948, he took to the teaching profession and was the Professor, head of the department of Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy at Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital. This legendary man was not just a teacher, but also a brilliant doctor, a great author and excellent translator of multiple articles of homoeopathy. Dr. Joardar’s contributions to the homoeopathic world include translations of all the non-English texts on Organon of medicine – a work done for the first time in last 200 years, Dictionary of Homoeopathy, Hahnemann’s Psora, translation of William Boericke’s Materia Medica with Repertory in Hindi, translation of Boericke and Dewey’s 12 tissue remedies in Hindi, and many other articles published in different magazines. He was also the chief editor of the journal Homoeomedical Club Patrika. He had been appointed as the Head Examiner, Paper Setter and the Moderator for the subject of Organon of Medicine at the University of Calcutta and National Institute of Homoeopathy.
He was one of the pioneers in the homoeopathic world. We offer our tribute to this great teacher, great author, and a true homoeopath of Hahnemannian school.
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