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Last March, Dr Gangadharan passed away
A renowned medical practitioner, people say,
In the North, providing excellent medical service
To his patients during the past six decades

In Jaffna and Colombo, he’d his education
In 1953, he embarked on the medical profession
After ten years of service in the government sector
He changed his mind to serve in the private sector

‘Van-West Clinic’, a well-known private hospital,
In Jaffna, was started in 1972, with his capital
His ability, availability and affability had been
The pillars of his popularity, it’s well seen.

He learnt to play flute on his own,
And became an accomplished flutist, well-known
He’d lived four scores and six years here
His name will remain in our hearts forever.

K K Arumainayagam