Kunzang Namgyal Bhutia now 71 is the eldest son of the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shree and Arjuna Award winner honourable Late. Sonam Gyatso the first person from Sikkim and also the oldest in the world at that time to scale Mount Everest in 1965. An ardent follower of Buddhism Sir Kunzang was Senior Officer at Excise Office of Joint Commissioner of Sikkim and has been treating the less privileged using acupressure since last 30 years. His chest broadens up sharing the reminiscence of his family.
He remembers having a slight tissue lump in his eye even as a child. A pinkish, triangular tissue growth on the cornea of the eye called Pterygium. As he aged the lump grew and somehow started to affect his vision. With his daughter living abroad in Australia Yanden his wife didn’t took a chance in delaying treatment and both took informed decision to visit the hospital.
At the hospital senior eye surgeon Dr. Kishore Paul took the case very delicately and Sir Kunzang underwent surgery for Pterygium. The operation was a success and we could only find smiles and heart warming stories shared with us for hours with only pride in his heart. And he took with him a trust to only multiply.