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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 264--265

Tony Watson Eulogy

Ravin Thatte 
 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Thatte R. Tony Watson Eulogy.Indian J Plast Surg 2018;51:264-265

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Dr Antony Charles

Harington Watson

Gentle, loving and caring,

Ever ready to oblige,

Sincere and serene,

Never ever in visible turmoil.

Steadfast and sure in his pursuits,

True to his work and his ethics,

Humble, modest and shy,

Rarely used the ‘me’ or ‘I’

– that was Tony Watson for all.

A scientist to the core,

Yet brusque he never was,

When he asked questions,

About the ‘how’ and ‘why’.

Virtue for him was not

A means for what lay beyond;

It was just his way of life –

A follower of Emanuel Kant.

He always listened more

And sparingly if he talked,

And quiet though he was

Endeared himself to all.

Race, religion, or colour

Mattered not to him.

When help was deserving and due

He gave it with open arms.

His tread was soft and supple,

Always proper but not prim,

He mixed easily with the crowd,

Never standing out.

Plastic surgery was

Only a part of his laudable life

But when he played that part

The act was majestic and tall.

Many an honour he got

But never did he brag;

That was not his style

Humble as he was.

His was a life from which

All of us must learn–

I, on my part, promise too

As memories will make me yearn.

Over and above all,

He was a family man,

Proud of his children,

And loyal to his Anne.

Farewell to you Tony–

We will forever remember you,

For your kindness and love,

That was heartfelt and true.

—Your old friend Ravin (Thatte)

(Please refer to detailed biography authoured by Dr Mukund Thatte in previous issue[1]).

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1Thatte MR. Antony Charles Harington WATSON (1936–2018). Indian J Plast Surg 2018;51:260-1.