DOCTOR Ljubomir Vujović, president of the Tesla Memorial Society from New York, passed away in the village of Komarno in Montenegro.
Dr. Vujović was a doctor, writer, film producer and one of the leading figures of the Tesla movement in America, the Tesla Memorial Society announced.
– His long-term volunteer work was aimed at preserving the memory of the character and work of Nikola Tesla and will never be forgotten. He worked tirelessly as a doctor at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital for over 50 years. He dedicated his free time to Tesla: he cooperated with the leaders of the city of New York, providing them with the necessary documents and information for placing the sign “Nikola Tesla CORNER” on the corner of 6th Avenue and 40th Street – the company announced.
Thanks to Vujović, on July 10, 2001, a commemorative plaque dedicated to Nikola Tesla was unveiled at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan, where the great inventor lived for the last 10 years of his life and where he passed away.
– The plaque was made in 1977, but due to political reasons it could not be placed. Dr. Vujović was assisted in this work by the Serbian Orthodox Church and many prominent individuals. After 24 years, the plaque was placed and today it stands on the hotel where Tesla lived from 1933 to 1943 – states the Tesla Memorial Society
Dr. Vujović was the editor of the website of the Tesla Memorial Association www.teslasociety.com which contains a lot of information, photos and documents about Nikola Tesla, Mihajlo Pupin, Mileva Marić…
– Dr. Vujović is the author of an extensive book in two volumes “Tribute to Tesla” (Recognition of Tesla), which contains many illustrations and documents about the magnificent genius. He initiated and was extremely active in the largest research project about Nikola Tesla called: “Tesla collection”. He is the author of the documentary film: “Nikola Tesla, the Genius Who Lit the World”, which was made in cooperation with the “Nikola Tesla” Museum in Belgrade. The film received international recognition as the world’s best documentary about Tesla. The film is in English, but has been translated into German, French and Serbian and shown on various TV stations around the world – the Society states, adding that Dr. Vujovic was the author of numerous articles dedicated to Tesla, and participated in many TV, radio and newspaper interviews on Tesla’s work, but also on Serbian culture.
He also produced the documentaries “From Immigrant to Inventor about Mikhail Pupin” and “Kingdom of Montenegro”.
In the 1970s, Dr. Ljubomir Vujović was active in helping the Yugoslav Association of Physicians and many hospitals in Yugoslavia, with treatments and medicines for cancer.
– At that time, he specialized in hematology and oncology. Dr. Vujović received the “The City Coucil Citation” award for his medical work in New York. The dedication is engraved on the award: “Dr. Vujović is a prominent citizen worthy of praise and gratitude of this council and the citizens of New York.” In addition to this award, Dr. Vujović proudly wore the medal he received from the Republican Party of America, the Order of Tito for services in the treatment of cancer, the Government of Serbia and Vojislav Kostunica for work on the promotion of Nikola Tesla – according to the Tesla Memorial Society.
– Thanks to Dr. Vujović and the initiative of the Tesla Memorial Society from New York in early 2010, we sent a proposal to Božidar Đelić, then Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Science and Technology, to declare Tesla’s birthday July 10 as National Science Day in Serbia. great joy and done. In Serbia, for the first time in 2011, the National Science Day was established and marked, July 10, the day of Nikola Tesla’s birth – the Society announces.
Vujović remodeled his old family house in the village of Komarno and turned it into a small Tesla Museum and the Tesla Memorial Society from New York – a branch for Montenegro. There are numerous Tesla pictures and photographs, as well as journalistic texts written by Tesla more than 100 years ago.
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