A Tribute to Prof SS Joshi by Prof. K Sasidharan
- Dr. K . Sasidharan
I script this piece as
a profound expression of our concerted and unfeigned tribute to the late
Professor Dr. S.S. Joshi whose recent demise discomfited us intensely.
Professor Joshi was
one of my staunch senior friends and over a stretch of years we sculpted an
abiding alliance buttressed by our massive interest in Paediatric Urology.
Through an agreeable
happenstance I as the convener of Paediatric Urology often had to interact with
Professor Joshi and scheme related programmes for the society. In fact, I along with
Professor Venugopal and Dr. Joshi formed an argumentative trinity engaged often
in combative academics. We were not evidently on the same page every time and
yet our differences did not bruise our solid camaraderie. Brevity and
pellucidity were the hallmarks of his articulation and critical remarks, if
any, were always ensheathed in subtle and civil sarcasm. I have never seen him
hectoring an adversary into submission.
During my tenure as
the Editor of the Indian Journal of Urology I periodically extracted editorial
comments from him to append articles related to Paediatric Urology. His
calibrated views added luster to the Journal as well as fortified the salience
of the original papers.
As the President of
the USI he conducted its affairs with perfect poise and official correctitude
and his actions did not go far beyond what prudence would allow. Along the way Dr.Joshi
showed wisdom and wit with generations of Urologists and forged human links
between the organizationâ€™s past and future.
We knew that during
the last few months he lived through a particularly tempestuous phase of health
challenges and battled them with fortitude.
His loss has
grievously weakened the Indian Urology and his immediacy and importance would
Let us seek comfort in
lovely memories he had bequeathed and which will continue to inhabit us
It is my privilege to
transmit to Shuba, his gracious spouse, our unalloyed regards, respects and