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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ramon Magsaysay Awards winner Dr. Tetsu Nakamura shot dead in Afghanistan.

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
73-year-old Tetsu Nakamura was shot and
killed by gunmen in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city
73-year-old Tetsu Nakamura was shot and killed by gunmen in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city. Five Afghans were also killed in this attack. Authorities told the news agency AFP that he was shot in the chest on the right side and died in the process of being transferred to a hospital near the capital Kabul.

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, A Real Hero
Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, A Real Hero
Those killed include three security guards of Tetsu Nakamura, a driver and one of his companions. The attack occurred while he was travelling in a car to see the status of a project.
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
Dr. Nakamura was engaged in the
welfare of the people in Afghanistan
Dr. Nakamura was engaged in the welfare of the people in Afghanistan. He led a Japanese charity, which focused on improving irrigation in the country. In October this year, he was granted honorary citizenship from the Afghan government for humanitarian work.


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was "shocked" by the incident. Everyone is saddened by the well-being of Dr. Tetsu Nakamura's death. The government of Afghanistan says that a true friend is lost today.

Who was Dr. Tatsu Nakamura?

In 1986, Tetsu Nakamura moved to Afghanistan
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
In 2003, he won the Ramon Magsaysay Award, widely regarded as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize.





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