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.
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.