Dr. S.N.Dhar, a renowned physician had been practicing medicine in Srinagar for nearly five decades. He retired as a Professor of Medicine at Medical College Srinagar where he was instrumental in setting up the department of chest diseases. Dr. Dhar was a well known academician, published in national and international journals and also authored various book chapters on chest diseases. As a World Health Organization fellow, he lectured at various medical institutions in the USA .
He was actively involved in Human Resource Development and was the spirit behind the establishment of Pundit Parmanand Research Institute which is involved in research in Kashmiri heritage. He set up the love Kashmir society. He was an avid sportsman, a trekking enthusiast, and traveled widely. He authored 83 days and resided in RajBagh, Srinagar, Kashmir.