“Ray Of Light”
DR. VIJAY LAXMI
The news that Professor Vijay Laxmi Ray has left for heavenly abode has left the fraternity of Transfusion Medicine not only sad but with a void which is almost impossible to fill. For decades she served the Indian Transfusion Medicine field as a dynamic thinker, worker and a dreamer. I was amongst those fortunate who got an opportunity to work in close vicinity as a student of Madam when she joined the Department of Transfusion Medicine at Lucknow as Professor and Head of the Department in 1998 when I was pursuing my Post graduation. Hers was a life well lived and all those who were ever associated with her will remember her as creator, a care taker, a great teacher and a leader who had a heart so malleable yet authoritative and convincing.