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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 219
Legends of indian orthopaedics: Prof. Sultan Ali Sadiq

1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Date of Web Publication6-Feb-2019

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Ali MJ, Khan AQ. Legends of indian orthopaedics: Prof. Sultan Ali Sadiq. Indian J Orthop 2019;53:219

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Ali MJ, Khan AQ. Legends of indian orthopaedics: Prof. Sultan Ali Sadiq. Indian J Orthop [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 20];53:219. Available from:

Prof. Sultan Ali Sadiq (1938–2018)

Prof. Sultan Ali Sadiq was born on December 1, 1938, in a royal family in Lucknow. He did MBBS in 1961, MS (General Surgery) in 1966, and MS Orth. in 1971 from Darbhanga Medical College, Bihar. He obtained Diploma in Orthopaedics as a teacher candidate in 1971 from J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh. Apart from being an excellent teacher and skilled surgeon, he was known for his punctuality, discipline, and leadership qualities.

Prof. Sadiq was instrumental in the development of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at J.N. Medical College, Aligarh, and served this institution for long 33 years. He joined J.N. Medical College as a clinical registrar on January 1, 1967, in the Department of General Surgery, and later on, he worked in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He became a lecturer in September 1968 and subsequently became Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He retired on November 30, 2000, and during his tenure, the Orthopaedic Department saw new horizons of excellence in all spheres.

Prof. Sadiq had vast teaching experience and guided many research works. He had guided, published, and presented his works at various International, National, and State forums. His keen interest in academics, research, and patient care is appreciated by one and all. His area of special interest was deformity correction and tendon transfer in the upper extremity. He was Fellow of International College of Surgeons (1975), Fellow of Royal Academy of Medicine, Ireland (1996), and Fellow of International College of Angiology (1979). He worked as Common Medical Fellow at Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Great Portland Street, Stanmore, London. He also served as a panel expert for the Credential Committee of the International College of Surgeons (Indian Section) in 1998.

Prof. Sadiq was extremely punctual, keen disciplinarian, and known for his administrative skills and had served the AMU in various capacities such as University Proctor, Principal, as well as Chief Medical Superintendent of J.N. Medical College. He also served as a Joint Secretary in 1982–1984 and as a President in 1991 of UP Chapter IOA. He was the organizing secretary of the 7th Annual Conference UP Chapter IOA at Aligarh in 1983. He was the recipient of Life Time Achievement Award from UP Chapter of IOA in 2012, as well as Man of The Year Award from American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1999.

Prof. Sadiq left this world on February 22, 2018. He left a huge legacy of all his qualities among his students who are now contributing as Orthopedic academician and surgeons in India and abroad. His death left an irreplaceable void in this part of orthopedic world, where he will always be remembered by his discipline, hard work, and high thinking. We pray that many happy memories of Prof. Sadiq's life with all of us, with time, overcome the sadness and pain that has accompanied with his demise.

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammad Julfiqar Ali
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ortho.IJOrtho_465_18

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