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August 1969 - November 1970 : Last week of August 1969 I am in ST.Pancras London Rail Station ready to board British Rail bound for Nottingham in The Midlands of England north of London. I am on my way to take up my new assignment as Registrar , Department of General Surgery , Nottingham General Hospital which was founded in 1782 . My tenure is to last till the end of 1970 beginning First of September 1969 . But my leave of absence from Government Medical Service in India expires by that time and I accepted the appointment up to end of November 1970 having decided to honor my commitment to return to Bhaarath and assure relatives who signed as sureties vouchsafing that I would return back . Anyway let me not digress , I am happy having made a decision as I arrived in Nottingham on a bright sunny day and proceeded to Department of Surgery , Nottingham General Hospital , to report to my consultant Mister Sheehan FRCS who selected me for the post of Surgical Registrar . He is a very amicable Irish gentleman . The Department provided me accommodation in a single bedroom flat above a grocery shop with a separate entrance from a side alley . I have been introduced to the staff in the hospital mess where for the duration of my assignment my nutritional requirements will be looked after . During this last phase of my Surgical sojourn in England I was very happy , did a good amount of satisfactory surgical procedures . At times MR Sheehan , when going on leave put me in charge of his patients which was gratifying and a healthy sign of confidence reposed in me . As I was nearing the end of my tenure in November 1970 Mr Sheehan was very concerned about me and offred to accommodate me further , but I thanked him , explained the obligation under which I came to England and he understood , but disappointed to let me go . It is better to leave when people are sorry to see me go , rather than hang on till I may not be welcome . So I will be back with all of you in Bhaarath ( India ) and would you all be happy to welcome me back - I will see you soon - krishna

Comments

Amei's picture

Good point

I will remember, I know what you mean when you stated that it is better to leave when people sad to see us go... rather than hoping we leave.

I had a similar experience. I felt so sad when one of my colleague and good friend went and their was another colleague who left had no impact on me. I feel it is the character of the person that impacts people around them.

Hope Baarath did welcome you and you are now enjoy the diversity, rich culture and the natural beauty of the the country.

Have a lovely day and looking forward to see what is happening in the current moment.

Sincerely
Amei

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