Hamilton Naki

Age: 78

black South African self-taught surgeon who in 1967 assisted Dr. Christiaan Barnard in the first human heart transplant. Naki's role in the groundbreaking procedure was kept secret for nearly 30 years because of restrictions under apartheid.

Died: Langa, South Africa, May 29, 2005

Marjorie “Mo” MowlamM - QK. R. Narayanan