An Appreciation Night to honour Malaysia’s first woman dermatologist, Dato’ Dr Madhuri Majumder, was organised by the Rotary Club of Greentown on Saturday, April 2. The event, held at Syeun Hotel, Ipoh was to acknowledge Majumder’s over half-a-century humanitarian services to the community.
Her enthusiasm stems from her dedication and energy which she exhibited through the various non-governmental organisations she helmed.
Dato’ Dr Madhuri Majumder was born on March 8, 1933 in Seremban to Dr D.K. Majumder, a Bengali of aristocratic origins. She studied medicine at Calcutta University in 1959. A government scholarship took her to the United Kingdom to specialise in dermatology in 1966. She received her Diploma in Dermatology in 1967, became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1968 and then Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1982. She did community service at both national and international levels.
Uithayakumar Parasuraman, President of Rotary Club of Greentown said, “Dato’ Dr Madhuri Majumder is an icon and is known throughout Malaysia as a true humanitarian. She has touched the lives of so many in our community. Her life exemplifies the Rotary’s motto of ‘Service above Self’. We’re fortunate to have her as a charter member and our first lady president.”
The event was attended by Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon, the Executive Councillor for Health, Transportation and Non-Islamic Affairs. Entertainment was provided by renowned classical Indian dancer, Dato’ Ramli Ibrahim and musical scores performed by the Kinta Valley Wind Orchestra.
In honouring Dato’ Dr Majumder’s contributions, Rotary Club of Greentown launched the ‘Majumder Humanitarian Fund’ to help the less fortunate. Dato’ Dr Mah donated RM10,000 to start the ball rolling.