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Former Indian community leader Dr Abraham Kollaman dies aged 74

Dr. Abraham Kollamana, a longtime resident of Qatar, died on Saturday. The 74-year-old died in his hometown of Thiruvalla in southern Kerala. Sources close to his family said he was undergoing treatment for kidney failure.

Dr Abraham, who had been an active presence in community activities in Qatar, left Doha in 2019 after retiring from medical practice. A member of Indian Cultural Center (ICC) and Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF), Dr. Abraham was the founding member of Thiruvalla Friends. “He was an active person and always available to serve community members in need. He worked at the airport as a doctor and later joined the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The Indian community of Qatar owes him a lot,” said Jiji. John, a resident of Doha and friend of the deceased.

ICC President PN Baburajan commemorated Dr. Abraham as “a physician offering his services to the community and the socially active person”.

“With deep sorrow and sadness, I regret to inform you that a professional social and cultural activist, Dr. Abraham Kollamana, has departed for his heavenly home,” said a note from the ICC president.

“On my own behalf, as a close friend and on behalf of the ICC, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dr Abraham. Pray to the Almighty to give sufficient strength to the family, friends , to near and dear ones to bear the loss,” the note read.

Dr. Abraham was a member of the ICC management committee from 1999 to 2001 and vice-president of the ICBF from 2008 to 2010, made very valuable contributions to the apex bodies despite a busy schedule as a professional of health. He had worked with the MoPH since the 1970s.

Dr. Abraham was one of the founders of the Qatari chapter of the Indian National Society of Culture and Arts (INCAS). We extend our condolences to the family and loved ones of Dr Abraham and pray for eternal peace for the soul of the deceased,” said INCAS Qatar President Haider Chungathara.