Japan Funeral For 'hero' Doctor Slain In Afghanistan
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Wed 11th December 2019 | 02:16 PM
Relatives and wellwishers paid tribute Wednesday to veteran doctor Tetsu Nakamura at his funeral in southern Japan, a week after he was killed in an ambush in Afghanistan
Tokyo, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Dec, 2019 ) :Relatives and wellwishers paid tribute Wednesday to veteran doctor Tetsu Nakamura at his funeral in southern Japan, a week after he was killed in an ambush in Afghanistan.
"My father was a man who loved mountains, rivers, plants, insects and animals," his eldest son Ken, 36, said in an address, the local Nishinippon Shimbun reported.
"Before I turned 20, he used to constantly scold me. He would say 'Don't just talk. Show your actions'," he added in the remarks.
Nakamura, a towering figure in Afghanistan where he spent decades of his career, was killed last week in Jalalabad, the main city in the eastern province of Nangarhar where he had worked since the 1980s.
The service was held jointly by his family and an aid NGO that Nakamura operated.
The slain doctor had devoted 35 years of his life to healing Afghans and Pakistanis and eventually became an honorary citizen of his adopted country.
He also issued stark warnings of the dangers of desertification in Afghanistan, and his organisation built wells and irrigation canals that changed dusty expanses of Nangarhar into green, tree-lined fields.