Ramon Magsaysay Awards winner Dr. Tetsu Nakamura shot dead in Afghanistan.
|73-year-old Tetsu Nakamura was shot and |
killed by gunmen in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city
|Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, A Real Hero|
So far, no responsibility has been taken by any organisation for this attack. The motive for why the attack took place is also unclear.
|Dr. Nakamura was engaged in the |
welfare of the people in Afghanistan
|Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe|
Who was Dr. Tatsu Nakamura?
|In 1986, Tetsu Nakamura moved to Afghanistan|
Tetsu Nakamura was born in 1946 in the Japanese city of Fukuoka. After completing his medical studies, he moved to Pakistan in 1984 for treatment of leprosy patients.
In 1986, Tetsu Nakamura moved to Afghanistan, where he opened his first clinic in a remote village in Nangarhar and established a non-governmental organisation, Peace Japan Medical Services (PMS).
The PMS operated 10 clinics providing support for leprosy patients and refugees among others.
Dr. Nakamura not only treated the leprosy patients in the villages but also got the wells constructed in the villages. He was also improving the irrigation system in the village. His welfare works brought awareness among the people of the villages.
|In 2003, he won the Ramon Magsaysay Award|
In 2003, he won the Ramon Magsaysay Award, widely regarded as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize.