Renowned traditional healer Zafarullah Baig laid to rest

68 years of selfless services in traditional medical practices

Renowned traditional orthopedic practitioner Zaffarullah Baig was laid to rest on Monday at his native village Gulmit in Gojal-Upper Hunza. He breathed his last on Sunday evening in Gilgit, leaving behind a rich legacy of selfless voluntary services. He was 86 years old and left behind a widow, 4 sons and 5 daughters.


He treated thousands of patients suffering from broken and dislocated bones in absence of any medical facility in the region. He learnt the traditional medical practices from his father Attaullah Baig at the age of 18. He was the fourth generation in his family practicing this bone setting practices after Attaullah Baig, Khairullah Baig and Muhammad Ali.

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He also served the community as members of volunteer corps and local conciliation and arbitration panel. During the reign of the last Mir of Hunza Mir Jamal Khan, he served as his representative in exchanging some of the historical state communications with Rehman Qul of Wakhan in Afghanistan.

 He was also a well known player of polo and tug of war.

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  1. May God rest his soul in eternal peace. You will be remember in our prayers and thoughts always. I still remember when I have dislocated my knee and wrist when I was in school back in 80 at GBHS Karimabad Hunza. I was took by friends and family members by jeep…

  2. Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilayhi Rajioon. May God rest his soul in eternal peace. ameen.
    My deep sorrow to the family members, Non, Rehmat, Amin Baig and all….

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