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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-68

His reflections in WBOA: Prof. (Dr.) Haroon Khizir Raza

1 Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital Joka, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, B.P. Poddar Hospital & Research Centre, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Orthopaedics, College of Medicine & JNM Hospital, Kalyani, West Bengal, India

Date of Submission06-Jul-2021
Date of Acceptance06-Jul-2021
Date of Web Publication20-Dec-2021

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Keshkar
Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital Joka, Kolkata 700104, West Bengal.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijors.ijors_16_21

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Keshkar S, Dey N, Maitra TK. His reflections in WBOA: Prof. (Dr.) Haroon Khizir Raza. Int J Orthop Surg 2021;29:67-8

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Keshkar S, Dey N, Maitra TK. His reflections in WBOA: Prof. (Dr.) Haroon Khizir Raza. Int J Orthop Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Mar 28];29:67-8. Available from: https://www.ijos.in/text.asp?2021/29/2/67/332930

Almighty has brought forth many talented, hardworking and legendary figures who, despite coming from smaller cities, managed to twinkle in galaxy of shining stars that left perpetual imprints in the history of humanity. Prof. (Dr.) Haroon Khizir Taqui Raza, was one such person. He was born, brought-up and spent his most of life in Jabalpur (M.P.) but his reflections can be seen in West Bengal Orthopaedic Association (WBOA) Front. Before discussing his reflections in WBOA, it is pertinent to have a look on his brief biodata.[1],[2].

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Prof. (Dr.) Haroon Khizir Taqi Raza was born in 1956 in Jabalpur. He did his Medical Graduation (1978) and Post-Graduation (1982), both from Jabalpur. After this, he was in G.R. Medical College, Gwalior for some time as Faculty from where he was transferred to NSCB (Govt.) Medical College, Jabalpur. He devoted most of his life here, in Jabalpur and was Professor & Head, for more than 23 years. While working as Professor & Head, he was also the Director of Peripheral Artificial Limb
Fitting Centre and Director of Spinal Injury Centre of this College. During his final stage of life, he was Dean, Govt. Medical College, Chhindwada (M.P.) for about 1 year.
Prof. HKT Raza had been involved with many associations with different capacities. The important ones are President of Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA), Hony. Secretary of IOA, President of APOA, President of Social Orthopaedic Society India, Vice-President of Orthopaedic Association of SAARC Countries (OASAC) etc.
Dr. Raza is recognized as a reformer to streamlining the functioning of the I.O.A. The activity needs special mentions are “The Blue Book,” “IOA Newsletter,” I.O.A members Directory, Constitutional Amendments and initiation of record number of I.O.A awards during his tenure.
Dr. HKT Raza has many Awards & Fellowships in his credit. A.A. Mehta Gold of IOA 1988; Silver Jubilee Commemoration Lecturer of I.O.A. 1991; World Orthopaedic Concern Fellowship 1988; Johnson & Johnson Fellowship of I.O.A. 1989; “Man of the year 2001,” American Biographical Society; etc. are some examples.
He was an excellent Orator and delivered many invited Orations. The Kini Memorial Oration I.O.A. 2008 Bangalore; EFORT Corresponding Fellowship Award 2011; Dr. B.N. Sinha Oration of Central Zone of Indian Orthopaedic Association 2013; Guest of Honour for inaugural function of SICOT World Orthopaedic Congress 2013 are some examples.
He has more than 300 Research Papers in his credit. It is wise to mention some of his Original Research works, for example, The trabecular pattern of long bones; Cobra-hood plate for fixation of sub-trochanteric fractures; Hockey stick plate for supracondylar fractures of femur; Muscle pedicle grafting for Chronic Osteomyelitis of long bones.
In brief, Prof. Raza was very dynamic, highly intellectual person, Researcher, Teacher, Leader and what not. He was known not only for his command over Orthopaedics but for his compassion, high morals, ethics and honesty. But it was great loss for Orthopaedic Fraternity and Society
when he breathed last on March 14, 2019.

The Biodata[1],[2] reflects that Dr. Raza, during his medical profession, touched countless lives as the leading Orthopaedician not only in India but South East Asia. Besides being a wonderful surgeon, Prof. H. K. T. Raza was a thorough administrator, an organizer to be precise.[1] He was elected as the Secretary of the IOA for two terms. He rose to the highest ranks of the Indian Orthopaedic Association and became its youngest President in 2006.

He was always inclined to WBOA activities. The journey started from 1994, when he came to Burdwan as Guest Speaker for Annual conference of WBOA (WBOACON – 1994). During this conference he was so impressed and inspired with our conference and senior members that he became the Life Member of our WBOA. Since then, he used to come Bengal for academic activities. It was IOACON – 2007 when he came to Kolkata while holding the highest post of IOA, that is, “The President of IOA.” He always felt WBOA, as major contributor of his success.

In brief, during the last 3 decades, Dr. Raza had been at the centre of IOA, APOA and even World Orthopaedics but never ignored WBOA. There are many reflections of his activities which can be seen and felt through WBOA. He left us in March 2019 but he and his work will always be with us and always inspire us. This article, is a tribute to him. May God bless his soul.

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Author’s contribution

SK prepared the manuscript. ND gave inputs about activity of Prof. HKT Raza in WBOA. TM also gave inputs about strong association Prof. HKT Raza in WBOA and edited the manuscript.

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Ashraf J. Prof. HKT Raza (1956–2019). Indian J Orthop 2019;53:488.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Pandey KK. Prof. HKT Raza. Orthop J MPC 2019:25:47-8.  Back to cited text no. 2


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