Asian of the Year 2007Dr. Sanduk Ruit,the same person who was chosen for the Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding last year,was conferred with the first Reader's Digest Asian of the year 2007 award.
Dr. Ruit, a 54 year old Nepalese eye surgeon has conducted over 70,000 successful eye surgeries for cataract,considered to be the main reason of blindness.
The eye surgeon did his graduate studies at Lucknow's King George Medical College and postgraduate studies at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.
Said Jim Plouffe, the Asia Editor of the 85-year-old magazine Reader's Digest: 'Ruit is such an amazing personality about whom the whole subcontinent can feel proud of.'
Dr. Ruit has been working in his homeland Nepal(Tilganga Eye Hospital), Thailand, China and many other countries of Asia.
Being Nepalese, we are really proud of him but seeing our Nepalese Government doing nothing to honor this great human being is really discouraging and disheartening. He has invented cost effective technology for the treatment of blindness which he has done for not bagging some awards or honour. Nepalese government never saw it's countrymens' real ability or hidden talent to some extent.
In Nepal, he serves at Tilganga Eye Hospital,Airport area and later, one can find him at Nemkul Eye Clinic in Newroad too. He is the best Eye doctor in Asia.
More on him at : http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=25429