Sharif Anwar Hussain

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 05 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1289
  1. Mahen Muthiah

    After graduating from Dhaka Medical College, Sharif Anwar Hussain (“Anwar”) came to the United Kingdom in 1965 as a state scholar for higher training. He worked in a number of London hospitals until obtaining a consultant post in Bassetlaw based in Worksop as a consultant physician to the department of geriatrics. He remained a consultant in Bassetlaw for nearly 20 years, retiring in 1995.

    Anwar, as he is known to his colleagues and friends, was well respected by regional and national bodies as a geriatrician for his dedicated service in setting up the department for the elderly at Bassetlaw. He established the day hospital and the Parkinson’s service for the district. He was also postgraduate clinical tutor for many years, a role that he not only enjoyed but which also brought him into contact with many junior doctors who valued his personal interest and counsel. Fittingly, he received clinical excellence awards for his hard work.

    Anwar took early retirement owing to ill health but remained active until a year before he died. He delighted in cooking his favourite Bengali dishes, often inviting his erstwhile colleagues to share. A deeply devoted Muslim, Anwar leaves behind a wife, Fatima; two children; and one grandchild.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1289


    • Former consultant physician Bassetlaw District General Hospital, Worksop, Nottinghamshire (b 1938; q Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1962), d 21 December 2009.

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