原文标题：China mourns death of Indian doctor’s wife
BEIJING: China Friday expressed condolences over the death of Indian doctor Dwarkanath Kotnis’s Chinese wife Guo Qinglan.
Guo, a Chinese woman who married Kotnis in November 1941, died Thursday at the age of 96 in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China’s Liaoning province, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said Guo spent her whole life promoting exchanges and cooperation between China and India.
Kotnis joined an Indian medical team and came to China in 1938 to help China fight against Japanese invasion. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1942 and died the same year.
Kotnis sacrificed his youth and life for China’s national salvation, Hong said, adding “we will always remember their (Guo and Kotnis’s) important contributions”.
This is an important piece of history that I never knew about. RIP dear lady.
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john (usa) 21 hrs ago
Writer should have mentioned Dr Kotnis by name – just saying Indian doctor dilutes the whole news. Dr. Kotnis is the most famous Indian name in China, and even Chinese premier meets his kins whenever he visits India. And, we all know about him through the classic hindi movie – Dr Kotnis ki Amar Kahani.
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Tasnimur Rahman (Bhagalpur) replies to john
You have voiced just my sentiments. The name of Dr. Kotnis should have been mentioned to honour the man and his contribution to the Chinese people as a doctor. The Govt. should take up this matter with the Chinese Govt/reporting agencies.
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Harry George (Pune) replies to Tasnimur Rahman 5 hrs ago
Didn’t you read the article- it says doctor Dwarkanath Kotnis – it is the long form of Dr.Kotnis. so where is the problem?
Smic (Can) replies to Tasnimur Rahman 6 hrs ago
If the govt of India takes up every small issue then where is the time for them to rule the country. Currently most of the time is spent in looting, hiding the loot and supporting their fellow politicians when caught. Now you are adding one more trivial task to their busy schedule. Have a heart.
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Dr.Kotnis name remembered the medical services provided by Dr.kotnis and his wife to the wounded soldiers of china war. Also memorized the film “Dr.kotnis ki amar kahani”. Homages to departed soul of Mrs.Kotnis.
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dfdgfg (del) replies to Dr.SubhashDabir 19 hrs ago
Interesting to note that the Dr. married a chinese woman in nov. 1941, but died in 1942 and his wife continued to promote exchanges between india and china till this year.
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Very Sorry to hear sad news of Passing away of Mdm Guo in Dalian. My wife and my self met Mdm Guo and we spent several days exchanging past memories of Dr Kotnis. I have several pictures of her at her DalianHome along with us . Mdm Guo a remarkable lady and full of LOVE for India.,
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Tasnimur Rahman (Bhagalpur)
My condolences to the family and to the nation at large. For Madam Guo Qinglan was a great woman, charming and beautiful in her own way. I was lucky enough to meet her and arrange a ‘Chinese lunch’ for her on her visit to Mumbai about 30 years ago. She had he meal and refused to comment on the Indianization of the Chinese food served here.After her lunch, we had a brief conversation, through a translator, a conversation I can never forget. RIP, Madam Guo Qinglan and Dr. Kotnis.
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It is really heartening to note that while two countries are not in good terms two of its people have had the opportunity to marry and serve the cause of China’s war against Japan. How nice it would be if India had similar bonhomie feelings towards both China and Pakistan and vice versa. There will be no wars, no spending on military and our living standards would have dramatically improved. Wishful thinking huh!
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schar (Bangalore) replies to srinivasan 10 hrs ago
There is something like goodness and wickedness. They clash always. Do you want your heart to decide your options or your head? Love between countries or people is mutual, not a one-way street. If someone is trying to harm you always, how can you be friendly with them? We cannot as nations, let others walk all over us all the time. Look up our history and how many times we try to invade other countries (never) and how many times others have taken advantage of our nobility and civil ways. All the time,including in the fifties, sixities, seventies, eighties, nineties and recurringly! Schar
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Santhosh Thevar (Mumbai (Bombay), India)
this is the true love
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Love can bridge many lands ,ocean ,hearts and heal wounds ,Dr Kotnis life was a Good example of love can conquer all.
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Mukundan (Mumbai) 18 hrs ago
China would have maintained excellent relations with India till only if Jawaharlal Nehru had not supported those Tibetans terrorists and had not given them refugee status.
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Manu (Bangalore) replies to Mukundan 4 hrs ago
It is unfortunate that there are miserable people such as you existing in this world, to shamelessly come up with a comment, on, of all people, the Tibetians, who have already silently suffered so much under Chinese oppression. Comment also made against China, a country that denies its own people, the right to free expression.
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Mu (Mumbai) replies to Mukundan 7 hrs ago
how about you being kicked out of Mumbai and then being called a terrorist for fighting for your rights
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Buddy (okokwe) replies to Mukundan 9 hrs ago
Tibetans are never known as terrorising any one. It is China who grabbed their homeland. If you dob’t understand what I am talking then visit PoK and Arunachal Pradesh borders.
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Ramesh Sargam (Bangalore, India)
A fine example for “Love knows no boundaries”.
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ABC (Hyderabad) 12 hrs ago
Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai.
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deepak (mumbai) 11 hrs ago
Why did kotnis not fall in love in india…somewhere?…maybe in kolhapur or say surat-gujarat or maybe delhi Answer: He was destined to love (chinese women) and die for china!
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avtar chauhan (usa) 10 hrs ago
Dr Kotnis ki amar kahani ,the movie made by V Shanta Ram,probably. It was a hit movie & liked very much by the Aam Aadami .I too viewed that long long ago. Touching one indeed.God bless Mrs Kotnis!
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《柯棣华大夫…》可能是一部V Shanta Ram制作的电影，是一部老百姓非常喜欢的卖座电影。我也很早前就看过了，确实非常感人。上帝保佑柯棣华夫人！
nicky narwani (hongkong)
i had seen Dr.Kotnis ki amar kahani movie and sorry to hear about his wife death. see the history of indians : indians were and can be trusted forever and if china join hands with india, (others countries will also join in ) sure terrorism can be wiped out forever whole world is suffering………
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Even Chinese have hearts!
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Ravi (India) 4 hrs ago
Love has no boundaries . What the great Dr.Kotnis followed was to Help ever & Hurt never & Love all and Serve All . His beloved ,madam Guo Qinglan too has continued on the same.We too mourn her death .May her soul RIP.
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Swami Vas (Hong Kong)
A MODEL DIPLOMATIC GESTURE to remember the incomparable services of a great Indo-Chinese couple! It also demonstrates what China and India can achieve by joining hands in the present status of both the countries! The world needs such co-operation and understanding to avoid the man-made calamities being experienced by the entire world in one form or the other!
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My condolences. By expressing their condolences, China has sent a significant diplomatic message to India. We need to expand our relationship with China a lot more better than until now. However, we also need to keep our fences mended, clear and our defenses strong. In fact, India can have a fundamentally stronger relationship with China than with Pakistan if India learns to prioritize and also learns to become strong in its own right. The issue of Tibet is a contentious one, but with the right relationships and trust, an autonomous region can be built up.