June 29, 2012
Mrs.Guo Qinglan (郭庆兰), wife of Indian doctor Dwarkanath S. Kotni (柯棣华), died in Dalian at age 96. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei expressed deep sorrow and condolences to her family and relatives of Dr. Dwarkanath S. Kotni.
Dr.Dwarkanath Shantaram Kotnis was one of five Indian physicians dispatched to China to provide medical assistance during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938. He married Mrs. Guo Qinglan in November 1941. They had a son who died in 1967 at the age of 24.
Dr. Dwarkanath S. Kotni died of epilepsy on December 9, 1942 at age 32.