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Doctors of OGH raise questions on graves adjacent to historical Tamarind tree

Picture Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: Doctors work is to monitor patients, relatives at the hospital, but doctors of Osmania General Hospital seem to be taking more interest in the matter of historical tamarind tree in the hospital premises than looking after their patients. They are creating a controversy over the origin of graves, which were discovered during the beautification of historical tamarind tree in the hospital premises which had saved more than 150 lives during the Musi flood of 1908.

Two years ago, GHMC had decided to beautify the area around the over a century-old
Tamarind tree. The work which started in February 2017 came to a halt after the discovery of graves around the tree.

As reported by Deccan Chronicle, Dr G.V. Murthy, superintendent of Osmania General Hospital told that the doctors of OGH doubt their antiquity. They have been circulating a message on their WhatsApp groups, doubting the discovery of graves, which they claim were not visible earlier.

It must be recalled that during beautification work at the tree by GHMC officials in February, the caretaker Mohammed Pasha of the Hazrat Sadath Baba Dargah had objected to granite flooring in the garden, saying that as the graves are adjacent to the tree, it would be an insult to the dead if people walk in and out.