Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The health-care community in the UAE paid heartfelt tributes to the late President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director VPS Healthcare, said: “We are deeply saddened by the untimely demise of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
“He will be remembered as a great statesman and noble leader who made lasting contributions to nation-building.
“Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, who assumed the office of president in 2004, served the nation to the fullest of his abilities throughout his entire lifetime. He was a visionary leader who made pioneering contributions to the nation, to the world and to his beloved people.
“He built on the legacy and teachings of the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and dedicated his life promoting the values of coexistence, tolerance, justice and peace for all humanity. His vision helped transform the UAE into a world-class business, cultural and technology center.”
Dr Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, President Mulk Healthcare Enterprises, said: “Our deepest condolences to the people of UAE on the sad demise of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
“His visionary leadership initiatives and achievements will be always cherished. His legacy and great deeds will always be appreciated.
“In this moment of grief, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Al Nahyan family.”
Dr Nand Gupta, physician and medical director at Right Medical Centre Sharjah, said: "I am deeply aggrieved to learn about President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's demise. It is a huge loss for the country.
“He was an inspiration, and the UAE has made enormous progress under his able and wise leadership. He will be remembered for his dedication and excellent leadership, as well as for keeping his late father, Sheikh Zayed's legacy alive while paving the road for the nation's long-term prosperity."