Jai Pal Singh

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Jai Pal Singh
Director, Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Rohtak, Haryana and Principal Medical College, Haryana. India.
In office
Medical Superintendent, Dr. RML Hospital, (formerly The Willingdon Hospital), Delhi, India.
In office
Professor and Head of Department of Surgery at University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India.
In office
Personal details
Born13 May 1930
Mhow, Meerut (UP)
Died24 September 1997(1997-09-24) (aged 67)
Delhi, India
Spouse(s)Ved Wati Singh
ChildrenHarsh Singh Lohit
Ashish Lohit, Neha Lohit
Alma materSarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra

Padma Shri Dr. Jai Pal Singh (13 May 1930 – 24 September 1997) was an Indian physician and educator. Singh obtained his bachelor’s medical degree in 1962 with a distinguished academic record from the third oldest medical college in India Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, India - the same institute from where his father (Late Dr. Yogendra Singh, a doctor with the British Army) graduated a generation ago. Active in sports and theater for the University of Agra, he was also an outstanding scholar and was at the top of his Bachelors and Masters examinations. After completing his post-graduate qualifications in Surgery in 1955 with outstanding honors, he worked for over 40 years in Delhi and its neighbouring regions. He was felicitated by his college as an Outstanding Alumni along with other prominent doctors in Delhi in 1988.

During his medical career spanning four decades, Dr Singh visited the United Kingdom as a Commonwealth Fellow in 1968 at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street London; traveled to United States on a WHO Fellowship to study Accident and Emergency Services; was invited to the General Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Melbourne in 1984; read scientific papers at the International Cancer Congress in Seattle US, 1982 and in 1983 at the Second European Cancer Congress at Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and was invited to Islamabad in 1989 by the Society of Surgeons of Pakistan.

His last official position was as Director of what was then Rohtak Medical College & Hospital in Haryana and is now Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS Rohtak the only tertiary care and medical teaching facility in the state of Haryana.

Professional career[edit]

Dr. Singh devoted his life and his professional skills in the understanding and management of surgical problems peculiar to India. He made original contributions to surgical science, which have gained national and international recognition and was published abroad in numerous medical journals of international repute. He was awarded the prestigious "Hari Om Ashram Prerit Award" for his original research on kidney stones using appropriate technology.

His work on childhood burns hernia, surgical nutrition and a new operation for prolapse of rectum secured for him wide recognition in general surgery. His contribution on kidney stones and motility studies on large intestines is a landmark in Indian surgery. His work on amoebic liver abscess was published in American Journal of Surgery.

Dr. Singh earned recognition for his work in surgery and was the honor of being appointed as Honorary Surgeon to two Presidents of India, and was honored by the Padma Shri by the President of India in 1991.[1]

Professional career positions[edit]

  • 1989–1992 Director of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Haryana and Principal Medical College Rohtak, Haryana. Dean of Medical Faculty & Professor of Surgery, M.D. University, Rohtak.
  • 1986–1989 Medical Superintendent, Consultant and Head of the Department of Surgery, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
  • 1980–1986 Professor and Head of Department of Surgery at University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi and Consultant of Surgery, Government of India at Safdarjung Hospital and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
  • 1971–1980 Senior Surgeon, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
  • 1959–1971 Surgeon, The Willingdon Hospital, New Delhi
  • 1955–1958 Registrar in Surgery, Lady Irwin Hospital, New Delhi

Teaching experience[edit]

  • 1953–1955 Clinical Tutor, S.N. Medical College, Agra
  • 1955–1958 Registrar (Surgery), lady Irwin Hospital, New Delhi
  • 1959–1979 Honorary Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College and The *Willingdon Hospital, New Delhi (Supervisor for Master of Surgery since 1968)
  • 1980–1986 Professor, University of Delhi at University College of Medical Sciences, Safdarjung Hospital and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi

Other awards[edit]

Recipient of the Hari Om Ashram Prerit Award[2] in 1986 for the best piece of Surgical Research on "Newer Aetriopathologoical aspects of Urinary Calculi and means of preventing their recurrence".


In summary, about fifty publications in respected indexed international journals over twenty-five years. Fields of research & publication were pediatric surgery, oncology, urology and general surgery.


  1. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2009)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)