Master of the knife and pen: Kenyans' heartfelt tributes to Dr Yusuf K Dawood

Dr. Yusuf Kodwavwala Dawood

Dr Yusuf Kodwavwala Dawood displays his book "Eye of the Storm" during a past interview with Sunday Nation

Photo credit: File | Dennis Okeyo | Nation Media Group

There was an outpouring of heartfelt tributes from Kenyans following news of the death of celebrated surgeon and Sunday Nation columnist Dr Yusuf K Dawood. He died in the United Kingdom aged 94.

Hundreds of Kenyans online celebrated the man who, for 41 years, won himself a large loyal readership from his Surgeon's Diary column.

They shared how his columns impacted their writing, while some doctors said they were inspired to go into the medical field by his often humorous but informative tales.

Here are some of the heartfelt tributes to one of Kenya's most prolific columnists:


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