An obituary on Dr S.P Dey
Most revered , Dr. S.P.Dey , the great banyan tree in Hompoepathy field, left this mundane world on 23 rd Jan 2014 in Kolkata, West Bengal . May the Almighty keep his soul in peace in the heavenly lap and also give the strength to bear this massive loss to Dr. Dey’s family , his disciples, followers and the entire Homoeopathic fraternity .
Surya Pada Dey known as Dr. S.P.Dey was born on 23rd June 1931 at Kapilmuni village under Kulna district in the then East Pakhisthan [ now, Bangladesh] . In his childhood he had to face a lot of economic crisis and compelled to do more physical labour than study.
In his childhood he badly suffered from Typhoid not responded to Allopathic treatment and cured by an HMB Doctor at his village, with Homoeopathic Medicine, that kindled him to be Homoeopath in future and the Homoeopathic fraternity got the great Dr. S.P Dey. He left his village having consent from his mother and took his foot step in Kolkata without any certain shelter but to have education in the year 1950. He lived in Kolkata in exchange of his knowledge by means of teaching .
Meanwhile he got admission in DMS course in D.N De homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital Kolkata. In the year 1957, He passed final DMS and stood first among all students of the state , and gold medal was awarded to him for his brilliant carrier. Then he got the opportunity to be direct disciple of Dr. M.C Laha ,converted Allopathic physician. Immediately after passing he joined as teacher in his own college. He married with Sabita Rani in the year 1958, in this year he also admitted in Royal London Homoeopathic College to obtain the degree D.F Hom. He got the privilege to be a direct student of D.M Foubister and Jhon Weir. In this course also testimonials was offered him for his exceptional brilliant performances in Clinical medicine . D.F Hom(London) was awarded to him in the year 1959 .
After returning from abroad he joined as a fulltime teacher at D.N De homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital,Kolkata. He was blessed by Dr B.K Bose and Dr J.N Majumder during his practice and teaching life.
On and from 1970 he was sharing his ideas and experiences in lucid and attractive language and the homoeopathic fraternity started to be delighted with his royal presence as a true Acharya in Homoeopathy. For more than 50 years he regularly delivered in different National and International seminars and symposiums.
He also contributed rich homoeopatic literature through many articles and books, those are internationally acclaimed work and mile stone in the history of Homoeopathic Literature.Whatever be presented in any form about Dr S.P Dey , ‘Acaraya’ will not be sufficient for him . Though he is no more in his physical form but in voice and in literature he will live till Homoeopathy lives.
By Dr.Biswajit Basu
Chairman, The Bengal Academy of Applied Homoeopathy.
Dr S P Dey – one of the pillars who took Bengal’s Homoeopathy to new height and gave its pride and identity for which we all are ever grateful to him. Dr. Dey was a teacher at D.N. De Homoeopathic Medical College, Metropolitan Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital and National Institute Of Homoeopathy, Kolkata – passed away on 23.01.2014
Dr. Surya Pada Dey’s lectures were spellbinding. As was usual at that time, he used to speak without any notes, without PPT or any paper and for hours together he will speak and no one from the audience will move.
His clinical acumen was something to be seen and experienced to be believed. A master in Homoeopathic prescribing who had had a commendable command over Practice of Medicine.
Had the privillege to know him personally, being personally treated by him and to learn from him.
Void that his demise created can never be filled.
May his soul rest in peace and his teachings give us strength not to deviate when the pressure and reasons are so many to deviate.
He is no more in his form but his voice will be with us for ever
Message prepared by Dr Subhas Singh