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Saeed Ahmad KhanBernard Hugh PentneyHarry Munro ArchibaldRoger CooperFrancis Thomas (“Frank”) DolemanMalvina (“Malca”) HarrisMuwaffak Abdul HussainAndrew Waring JowettRichard Baillie (“Dick”) LaidlawFrances Elizabeth O'Connor-Wilson (née O'Connor)Thomas RichardsonAlfred Sands (“Alf”) RogenThomas Edward TaskerPauline Jane Watson

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7076.308 (Published 25 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:308

Saeed Ahmad Khan


Saeed Ahmad Khan came to Britain in 1961, studying at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and then practising in Edinburgh. He became a consultant at the age of 32, before being appointed consultant dermatologist for Wakefield in 1971. He was an active member of the Muslim Ahmadi community, being emir (president) of the north from the date the post was created until his death. He had a long history of public service, organising the donation of medical supplies and equipment to several Third World countries, and regularly holding free clinics in west Africa, India, and Pakistan. In west Africa he and his wife (a nurse) saw up to 1000 patients a day regardless of their religion in both the towns and the interior of the Gambia. He also trained the resident Muslim Ahmadi doctors to recognise and treat skin disorders, setting up educational scholarships to finance outstanding poor students. During the recent war in the former Yugoslavia he arranged for pharmaceutical companies and hospitals to donate medical supplies, which were delivered by Ahmadi relief convoys making regular trips from Britain and Germany. Janaza (funeral prayers) were said for him at the London Mosque on 7 December, and televised live round the world by satellite. He leaves a wife, Selma, three sons, and a daughter. [Imran Ahmad Khan]

Saeed Ahmad Khan, consultant dermatologist Wakefield and Dewsbury; b Mardan, North West Frontier, now Pakistan, 1936; q Karachi 1961; FRCP; d 6 December 1996.

Bernard Hugh Pentney

Hugh Pentney hated his father and ran away from home to become a veterinary assistant, living above the shop, and becoming expert at managing emergencies. Having saved enough money he qualified as a doctor (indexing Gray's Anatomy on the way) and then became a graded surgeon in the Royal Air Force. As a general practitioner he …

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