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An Indian-origin doctor has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the city of Liverpool.

The Liverpool City Council in the United Kingdom has bestowed the prestigious ‘Citizen of Honour’ award on Dr Shiv Pande, an Indian-origin doctor and social worker.

The title of “Citizen of Honour’ is bestowed on those who have made significant, exceptional, or one-of-a-kind contributions to improving the image of Liverpool and/or its citizens.

Cllr Roy Gladden, Lord Mayor of Liverpool, who presented the award on Wednesday, stated that the 83-year-old physician’s kindness and compassion extended far beyond his professional life as a surgeon and General Practitioner (GP), with an emphasis on constantly aiding the most vulnerable.

“Many of his patients remember him fondly as their doctor from childhood to adulthood, always well-liked by the community.” Gladden remarked, “He has constantly and selflessly served the people of this city, and I’m thrilled to be able to confer Citizen of Honour upon him in recognition of his service.”

Pande, who was appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 1989 for his services to medicine, has lived in Liverpool for the past five decades. He began his career as a surgeon at Broadgreen Hospital before becoming a GP for 30 years in some of Liverpool’s most underprivileged neighbourhoods.

“I am honoured to be named a ‘Citizen of Honour’ by the City of Liverpool, where I have lived for nearly 50 years.” “It’s an honour to be recognised for my work, and I thank Liverpool for choosing me,” he said.

Pande has also done considerable charitable work that has benefited people all around the world, such as raising funds for orphans of the Bhopal gas catastrophe and the earthquake in Latur, Maharashtra.

He founded the Liverpool Faith Network in 1982 and served as a magistrate for 24 years. 

This report was created automatically by the PTI news service.

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