Nagpur: Dr Kishor Taori, Former MMC President, 59, passed away on Wednesday after battling hard with Upper Motor Neuron disease that had struck him last year.
Former president of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association as well as the President of Maharashtra Medical Council, till its dissolution a few days back, he was also a Professor and HOD of the radio-diagnosis department at the GMC, Nagpur. He died at his residence in nagpur.
Speaking to TOI, Dr Ved Prakash Mishra, MCI academic council president and chancellor of Karad Institute of Medical Sciences, said he considered Dr Taori’s death as a personal loss as he considered the late doctor as his brother. “He was a man of great conviction, courage and character. He was an extremely helping, dependable and committed person. He took the GMCH radiology department to great heights and it is now at par with any national institute. Dr Taori was also a very good policymaker and that is reflected in his achievements as IRIA and MMC chief at Centre and state respectively,” said Dr Mishra.
Dr Ashok Adhao, former national president of Indian Medical Association and a friend of Dr Taori, said he was a born fighter and never gave up. “He was one doctor who fought with the government staying within the government system. He always took things to a logical end, whether they went for or against him. He revived the MMC that was defunct for 12 years and dared to suspend many doctors violating radiology norms of PCPNDT,” said Dr Adhao.
Dr Taori’s last rites were performed on Thursday. He leaves behind his gynaecologist wife Dr Bharti Taori, elder radiologist son Abhijeet, a lecturer at NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, and an engineer son Abhishek who works in Pune.