Dr. Puskoor Kumar passed away from a heart attack in March 2017. I had just visited him three days prior and he seemed just fine to me. I met Dr. Kumar in 2002 and hit it off as a patient-doctor duo. He was a gentleman, with a kindness about him, and a determination to help me with my problems.
Psychiatrist often tends to be a bit standoffish, but Kumar was the exception. He had a wife, children, and grandchildren and on occasion would say something nice about them when prompted. I didn’t go to his funeral because that is a most private family time. But I would like to say farewell now.
Dr. Kumar, you have seen me at my worst and my best and stood by me when I needed you most. You had integrity and honor and made your profession proud. You are missed by many. I know you are in Heaven because that’s the type of life you lead. I know in my heart that you are in peace and tranquility, even now as I speak. When I get to heaven, I hope you throw up a hand in recognition and say hello occasionally. You will be surrounded by your loved ones who chose God through Jesus Christ.
I’ll never forget your parting advice to me was to, ” get a job, write my book, or just do something positive with my life- make it count. I’ll see you in six months. Good-bye, and take care.” It’s been six months, so I am saying Farewell, Dr. Kumar- you were the best.
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