Dr. Musa Wardak, a prominent Afghan orthopaedic surgeon, has died at the age of 69.
Wardak was an army medic who died on Thursday at the hospital due to illness.
The surgeon general has served in several posts including the director of the military hospital Sardar Dawood Khan.
He pursued higher education in Russia and worked as an orthopaedics for over 30 years.
Wardak was the founder of the faculty of army medics, who acted as medical commander of the Afghan army.
He acquired his Doctorate of Science degree in the field of ring fixation for fracture treatment and limb lengthening.
He was one of the few Afghan medics who introduced innovations in their field.